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The Lowden Range

Each collection in the Lowden Range features distinctive appointments with a selection of tone woods and custom options for tone, playability, and aesthetic beauty.
Guitar Series Guitar Specifications
  • Series Appointments

    Original Series Model Shown: O-22 American Mahogany
    with Cedar Soundboard
    35 Series Model Shown: F-35 East Indian Rosewood
    with Sitka Spruce Soundboard
    50 Series Model Shown: F-50c ff Master Grade East Indian Rosewood
    with Cedar Soundboard
    ORIGINAL SERIES 35 SERIES 50 SERIES

    First developed in 1976 with the O shape George has since added the F, S, and WL shapes. Other than that very little has changed.  Specification:

     
    'Dolphin' profile soundboard bracing for Lowden voicing
    All solid AAA grade tonewoods
    All wood bindings, purflings, and rosette
    5 piece neck with ebony bound fingerboard
    Bone top nut and saddle
    Gotoh Gold with Ebony button tuners


    All 35 Series guitars come with the following upgrades as standard:

     
    Wider selection of AAAA grade tone woods in specific body shapes
    Multi-layered wood binding and purfling
    Abalone soundhole rosette
    Ebony back of head facing bookmatched with front head facing 
    Bound fingerboard
    Back seam centre inlay
    Gotoh 510 series gold/ebony tuners

    All 50 Series guitars come with the following upgrades as standard:

     
    Full Palette of Master Grade tonewoods
 available in all body sizes (O, F, S, WL, Baritone)
    Inlay pattern 1: as for the 35 Series plus hand mitred side and back purflings
    Figured wood and Abalone soundhole edge rosette
    Back of head facing bookmatched with front head facing
    Extended and bound fingerboard
    Gotoh 510 series gold/ebony tuners
    Hiscox Artist case


  • Series Custom Options

    Original Series Model Shown: American Mahogany
    with Cedar Soundboard
    35 Series Model Shown: East Indian Rosewood
    with Cedar Soundboard
    50 Series Model Shown: East Indian Rosewood
    with Sitka Spruce Soundboard
    AVAILABLE OPTIONS ORIGINAL SERIES 35 SERIES 50 SERIES DETAILS
    Cutaway x x x All models except Wee Lowden and 12 String
    Electronics x x x LR Baggs Anthem, Highlander IP-1 / IP-2
    Fan Fret x x x
    12 String x x x Full body O and F size models only. All models have Sitka Spruce soundboards
    Custom Necks x x x Narrow (43.5mm) and/or Shallow carve
    45/60 Neck x x x Increased string spacing. 45mm at nut, 60mm at 14th fret with compensated neck profile.
    Left hand x x x
    Soundbox Bevel x x
    Extended Curved Fingerboard End x standard

    Mix and match Master Grade Tonewoods x

    Mix and match all Lowden body shapes x

    Select Custom Bindings as available x

    Figured Maple Neck x 5 Piece with Rosewood splices
    38 Style Soundboard Inlay x Abalone inlay around edge of soundboard

    Leaf Fingerboard Inlay x Leaf shaped abalone inlays on fingerboard

    Inlay Package 2 x Headstock binding and additional side of heel binding
    Gold Waverly Tuners x
    S-50J (Jazz Package) x 50 Series Jazz Models. (S body size only)
  • O,F,S,WL Dimensions

    O F S Wee Lowden
    BODY STYLE O F S Wee Lowden
    NECK WIDTH AT NUT 1 3/4" (45mm) 1 3/4" (45mm) 1 3/4" (45mm) 1 3/4" (45mm)
    NECK WIDTH AT 14th FRET 2 1/4" (57mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 2 1/4" (57mm)
    SOUNDBOX WIDTH 420mm 402mm 374mm 335mm
    SOUNDBOX DEPTH 125mm 120mm 105mm 100mm
    SCALE LENGTH 25 1/2" (650mm) 25 1/2" (650mm) 24 51/64" (630mm) 24 1/64" (610mm)
  • Jazz & Speciality Dimensions

    Jazz Baritone Stage Edition FM
    BODY STYLE Jazz Baritone Stage Edition FM
    NECK WIDTH AT NUT 1 7/8" (48mm) 1 3/4" (45mm) 1 11/16" (43.5mm) 1 11/16" (43.5mm)
    NECK WIDTH AT 14th FRET 2 3/8" (60mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 2 13/64" (56mm) 2 13/64" (56mm)
    SOUNDBOX WIDTH 374mm 420mm 402mm 402mm
    SOUNDBOX DEPTH 105mm 130mm 95mm 105mm
    SCALE LENGTH 25 1/2" (650mm) 27 9/16" (700mm) 25 1/2" (650mm) 25 1/2" (650mm)
  • Neck Specifications

    NECK TYPE NECK WIDTH AT NUT NECK WIDTH AT 14th FRET SCALE LENGTH FINGERBOARD RADIUS
    Standard 1 3/4" (45mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 650mm (S model 630mm) 16" (406mm)
    Narrow 1 11/16" (43.5mm) 2 13/64" (56mm) 650mm (S model 630mm) 16" (406mm)
    45/60 (Fingerstyle) 1 3/4" (45mm) 2 3/8" (60mm) 650mm (S model 630mm) 16" (406mm)
    12 String 1 7/8" (48mm) 2 3/8" (60mm) 650mm 16" (406mm)
    Jazz 1 7/8" (48mm) 2 3/8" (60mm) 650mm 20" (508mm)
    Fan Fret (O,F) 1 3/4" (45mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 680mm bass / 635mm treble 16" (406mm)
    Fan Fret (S) 1 3/4" (45mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 665mm bass / 625mm treble 16" (406mm)
    Fan Fret (WL) 1 3/4" (45mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 650mm bass / 610mm treble 16" (406mm)
    Fan Fret (Baritone) 1 3/4" (45mm) 2 1/4" (57mm) 710mm bass / 670mm treble 16" (406mm)