We don’t see many of the George Lowden’s classical over here in the States and that is a shame as they are exquisite instruments. This 2002, in spruce and Honduran (check out that wood!) features beautiful workmanship, Rodgers tuners, and what George Lowden refers to as his “dolphin” bracing. It’s his take on lattice bracing that, instead of having the lattice pieces touch each other at the intersections, they bridge over one another like a dolphins leaping over an obstacle. He developed this technique for steel strings and then started using it on his classicals construction. Both Margarita Escarpa and Johann Fostier both use, or used, Lowden guitars of the same vintage as this one. You can hear their guitars on Escarpa’s CD called “Elegia” and on Fostier’s Naxos Guitar Recital CD that he recorded after winning the GFA.
This guitar has a quick response and a very smooth tone with solid projection. We are very happy to have this guitar in stock.