Mudcat Café message #2331875 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112496   Message #2331875
Posted By: GUEST
03-May-08 - 06:33 AM
Thread Name: Lowden/Flambeau Guitars
Subject: RE: General Questions about Lowden Guitars
When I decided to take up guitar again, about 12 years ago, after a gap of 25 years, I went into a local guitar shop and spent a happy couple of hours playing every acoustic in the shop. When I picked up the Lowden it was love at first pluck. There was no way I was going to leave that shop without it. It's a 1996 010C, made in Ireland just after George relocated production back there and it gets compliments wherever I play it. It's the guitar equivalent of Guinness - dark, rich, full-bodied and very moreish. I've played other guitars I'd love to won (an early Ralph Bown, in particular) but I'll never part with my big, curvey beauty.