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Thread #112496   Message #2380890
Posted By: theleveller
04-Jul-08 - 08:21 AM
Thread Name: Lowden/Flambeau Guitars
Subject: RE: General Questions about Lowden Guitars
Albie, I don't know the model you've got; can you give a bit of a description - woods, size etc? I've got a 1995 010C that I wouldn't part with for love or money but it's insured for 1500, which I think is pretty much its maximum replacement value. You could try offering it to a second-hand guitar dealer, see what they offer you for it, then add, say, 30 - 50%. Then put it on ebay with that as a reserve.

I don't think it would be made in Japan 'under licence'. George Lowden moved production over there and they were made by experienced luthiers under his direct supervision. He moved production back to Ireland in, I think, 1994.