Lowden F50 Macassar Ebony Sinker Redwood NAMM Edition
This Handmade fully custom ordered instrument represents the very best to come out of the Lowden stable. It uses only selected and reserved Master Grade tone woods including some of the finest figured woods available with tonal responses to match.
Incredible sounding Lowden F-50 with Mastergrade Macassar Ebony and Dark Sinker Redwood. This Handmade fully custom ordered instrument represents the very best to come out of the Lowden stable. It uses only selected and reserved Master Grade tone woods including some of the finest figured woods available with tonal responses to match. This custom built F-50c uses unique and spectacularly figured Mastergrade African Blackwood for the back and sides creating a visual and tonal landscape of unheard or -seen proportions, has a custom Highly Figured Tasmanian Blackwood armrest bevel and a cutaway. But it does not end there!
The top is made from Mastergrade Dark Sinker Redwood. Sinker Redwood stems from California and originates from those beautiful often 1000 to 2000 year old trees which are only used when they have fallen naturally. The 'Sinker' designations tells you it's been on the banks of river for at least 100 year. The body is tastfully appointed with highly figured tasmanian blackwood bindings and the 50-style rosette. The 5-piece mahogany/rosewood neck with standard GL shape meets the body at the 14th fret, while the ebony/maple bound ebony fretboard, which features a beautiful Custom Style 38 Leaf-inlay, continues it's way along the top until it meets the soundhole at the 21st fret where it has been finished with a graceful wave-shape. The ebony headstock over- and underlay offer a great contrast to the gold Gotoh 510 tuners and the bocote bridge shows a nice figure matching the Redwood top.
The typical signature piano-like Lowden character is still present through the unique warm, defined and rich sound-palette the blackwood offers. Most ideally suited for fingerstyle and drop tunings like most Lowdens, a world-class instrument. Includes limited lifetime guarantee, deluxe Ameritage case and certificate of authenticity.