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Lowden L25 Jumbo Steel String Guitar, 1989

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The Lowden L25 is one of George Lowden’s older designs, with a very full size jumbo body and sides almost five inches deep!

While Lowden guitars are now built in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, this example was built at Balloo Industrial Estate Workshops, Bangor, Co. Down, a distance about twenty six miles. From 1989 to 2003, Lowden moved to Glenvale Industrial Estate Workshops, Newtownards, and in 2004 to the present shop in Downpatrick.

This Lowden L25 is in good working order, and dates to 1989 at the shop in Bangor, County Down. It is built using a Red Cedar top paired with Indian Rosewood for the rather deep sides, back, neck stiffeners, head plate and bridge, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the unbound fingerboard. The bridge is a pinless design, with the strings loading through the back edge of the bridge.  Tuners are gold plated, with Lowden logos and faux pearloid buttons. 

As a jumbo guitar with a Cedar top, the Lowden L25 produces a lot of sound. It is full, rich and warm, with sparkling high end and a well developed, stentorian voice.

This guitar has been played fairly heavily, and the Cedar top shows pick wear in the usual place – the treble edge of the soundhole. A short faux-tortoise pickguard has been added to help limit further wear. The sides and back show considerably less wear than the top. Fret wear is medium.

It plays and tunes well – the saddle is split to aid intonation on the B and G strings.

A Gig Bag is included.


 

Price: $2200 CAD
  • Model: L25
  • Year: 1989
  • Finish Satin
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 105
  • Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 28/08/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Including Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.62lbs 2.1kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.692in

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