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Flambeau / LFW 3C / 1984 / Natural / Guitar For Sale

In the early eighties, George Lowden partnered with the S Yairi workshop in Nagoya, Japan to build his original guitar designs under license. These very early guitars clearly have the DNA which make Lowden guitars so desirable today. What is less known is that at this time he also designed a more budget version of these guitars and called them Flambeau, and these guitars bear much of the Lowden tonal and visual signatures that are so highly regarded. This Flambeau LFW 3C features a Cedar top with Walnut back and sides, and similar Lowden features such as the string through bridge, inlaid wood rosette and pickguard. Tonally the guitar sounds warm and rich, very balanced, with good clarity and sustain. As a 37 year old guitar it’s in good condition, with plenty of surface playwear, but no cracks or repairs. The fingerboard feels responsive, and the neck is comfortable. It’s a very affordable way to get a Lowden style guitar, and comes in a non original hard case. 

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.

I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.

You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.

I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.

I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.

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