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Lowden / D32 Staff Build / 1990 / Natural / Guitar

Only made for a short time, a dreadnought shaped Lowden is quite a rarity. It still has the resonance, clarity, and individual note separation you’d expect from a Lowden, but the dreadnought shape delivers more low end frequencies – very interesting with drop tunings. The Sitka Spruce top adds a bright shimmer to the tone, while the Indian Rosewood back and sides provide the attack and complexity. It’s a great all rounder, equally happy being strummed, flat picked or played finger style. Visually it’s a treat, classic lines with classy but understated finishing touches. This guitar is a Staff Build, which is a rarity in itself. Each luthier at Lowden is allowed to build one guitar for themselves per year. They have access to all the high quality tonewoods, and building materials, but are asked to change something significant about it’s appearance. With this guitar it’s the flat headstock and rectangular bridge. But it still has Lowden branded tuners. The guitar is in excellent condition, with one professionally repaired back crack. The guitar has an active under saddle pickup fitted which sounds very natural plugged in, and comes in it’s original Lowden embossed Hiscox hard case. 

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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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