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Thread #112496   Message #2231998
Posted By: GUEST,Tim
09-Jan-08 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: Lowden/Flambeau Guitars
Subject: RE: General Questions about Lowden Guitars

I recently heard a Flambeau being played in a music store, It was Oh so sweet. When I looked at it closely it had one string missing and old strings yet it still sounded sweet.

My point of comparison is from my own guitars, which at this time includes acoustics, 1 Gibson 12 string, 3 Australian Maton guitars made of various wood combinations, A high end Ibanez, A Yamaha CG150 CCA, a gianinni, and a Suzuki G35. Other Takemine, Nashville, and others I have passed on. The Electrics I presently have include a 62 and a 64 Strat reissue, a Jap Tele with Seamore Duncans, a Paul Reed Smith, and a Rickenbacker copy, and a high end Ibanez that my son has just claimed.

In this group are several very sweet sounders, but what I heard of the Flambeau was quite special. I imagine that a new set of strings will make it sound like honey.

What would you think it would be worth to buy??? It is for sale at a reasonable but not a cheap price. With the mass of guitars I already have, I do not want to buy for sound alone and end up paying much more than it is worth. Is $350 to $400. too much?

General condition is neat, reasonable evidence of reasonable wear and tear, Minor marks but no obvious damage. The square label inside the sound hole lokks pretty ordinary and unspectacular, but genuine. The brand lettering on the simple curved head is really bright and shiney gold and I expect that it has been touched up recently.

Please let me know.

Keep the melodies ringing.