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Thread #112496   Message #2300040
Posted By: GUEST,Rick Hayes, Scotland
28-Mar-08 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: Lowden/Flambeau Guitars
Subject: RE: General Questions about Lowden Guitars
Hi guys, just found this whilst googling, hope you still see it.

I am another Rick with a Lowden G7 that rocks!
I must have tried 200 guitars the length and breadth of Britain (I had a job in which I travelled a lot then) and then finally happened upon what used to be a hole in the wall outfit called Roadshow Music in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling.   The great Ted was very patient with me as I pottered about with all the usual Ymahas and drooled over an old Gibson at 400 (too much). He finally said why don't you try this one and handed me the G&. It was like putting your hand into a glove, such a comfortable fit, light and sleder neck, verye asy action and superb tone. We haggled amiably for an hour or so and were down to 310. When I asked him for the tenner off for a belt buckle mak where someone had tried it before his answer was "Have a heart!" so we did the deal. I have never met a guitar that stays in tune so well. That must have been about 1983 and if anything it sounds better than ever. Shortly after I made friends witha couple from the Borders who turned out to have the G7 12 string, awesome sound. Keep pickin'.
Rick