Northern Ireland

Lowden Guitars

We're proud to have been George Lowden's first U.S.-based dealer many decades ago, and continue to recommend his instruments enthusiastically on what seems like a daily basis. "What's the best thing you can say about a Lowden? They're not like anything else." In a crowded marketplace, that's why we keep coming back to them.

Lowden Features


Curvy, smooth soundbox shapes combined with carefully voiced internal bracing and soundbox profiles, and use of natural wood decorations with Lowden's unique hand rubbed satin finish, all combine to make the Lowden guitar what it is today.


Introducing unplanned or unmitigated stress into any musical instrument deadens the tonal response. Lowden's assembly techniques involve the use of hand tools to improve the quality of all joints and enable the “Dolphin Profile” voicing of the soundboard bracing. This and many more design and technique factors ensure that sustain, volume, and balance are not hindered in any way. No short cuts are possible, just great workmanship and attention to detail.


Lowden still hand-split their bracing stock and re-grade soundboard wood. They scour the world for the best (and often most decorative) tonewoods which are the real ‘stars’ of Lowden's guitars, and not man made. It is this combination of many details which determines how their guitars sound, feel, and play. Today more than ever, George Lowden is constantly evaluating their guitars and striving to further adjust the voicing, the feel and the playability.

George Lowden
"To make Lowden guitars we need individuals with a talent for focus and an eye for detail plus a passionate commitment to no compromise. We have built a team of real craftsmen who build Lowden guitars by hand using Japanese chisels, planes, knives and spokeshaves. We are currently building a state of the art jig and tool department to ensure our craftsmen can fine tune their skills and understanding of wood, and in so doing create guitars which feel and sound like individual works of art."