Lowden / W23 / 1989 / Natural / Guitar
During 1991 Lowden changed their model names to the now familiar S, F and O. Prior to that the designated letter described the type of tone wood - in this case W for Walnut. This guitar would now be called an 0-23 as it’s the bigger bodied model, featuring a Cedar top with Walnut back and sides. It’s a very responsive guitar, capable of creating a big, orchestral sound with great detail, but also capable of subtle nuances while playing fingerstyle. In alternate tuning it really excels, drop the low E to a D and the floor starts to shake. The guitar in in excellent condition, the 30 years of play have allowed to tone to mature beautifully, and the playability is very comfortable. The guitar comes in it’s original Hiscox flight case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
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.