A fabulous, rich-sounding guitar -- quite possibly the best fingerstyle instrument on the market.
Why We Love This
You can think of the Bensusan as an F, with a cutaway, made from Honduran Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce ... with a few very notable features. It's got a slightly wider than 1 3/4" nut width, and slightly longer than 25/5" SL, for enhanced fingerstyle playability and resonance in DADGAD. The ebony arm rest enhances playability further, and the figured Canadian Maple neck seems to impart some extra projection and clarity.
"Over the years since then Pierre and I have worked very closely together and he has made many recordings with that first Lowden guitar. Therefore, designing and building a new guitar for Pierre in 2009 was a project which I approached with special expectation and hope. Pierre asked me to include a soundbox “bevel” and I knew apart from the structural implications the most important thing would be to design and voice the new soundboard to make sure the bevel did not compromise tone in any way. To make sure the new guitar had plenty of brilliance and warmth at the same time, I chose Honduras rosewood and Adirondack spruce. I’m delighted how the guitar has turned out and of course it will only get better with age – and an awful lot of playing – and we can be sure Pierre will do just that!” ~ George Lowden