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Lowden 70th Birthday Richard Thompson Signature Model


Lowden 70th Birthday Richard Thompson Signature Model
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This stunning Lowden Richard Thompson Signature Model is part of a special 70 piece run of instruments built to commemorate George Lowden's 70th Birthday.

Each guitar in the series features a bespoke commemorative internal label, numbered and signed personally by George, unique accompanying provenance documentation, and a soundbox bevel*. Additionally, each guitar will feature a custom LXX (Roman numerals for 70) inlay at the 12th fret designed by inlay specialists, Pearl Works.

This particular guitar is #67 of 70, and features AAAA Ziricote Back and sides paired with a AAAA Red Cedar Top.

At Lowden they only consider a signature model for someone who has played their guitars consistently for a long time, Richard has been playing Lowden guitars for many many years and they are honored to introduce this model! Richard chose this wood combination and other specifications because of the really full-bodied loud and clear response of Ziricote and cedar.

“It has been my great pleasure to get to know Richard over the years and to enjoy his playing! At Lowden we only consider a signature model for someone who has played our guitars consistently for a long time Richard has been playing Lowden guitars for many many years and we are honored to introduce this model! Richard chose this wood combination and other specifications because of the really full-bodied loud and clear response of Ziricote and cedar.” – from George

Throughout his life and career, George Lowden has drawn inspiration and motivation from his surroundings. Be it the scenic beaches of the North Antrim coast to the rolling hills of South Down, George has embraced nature and wildlife. These often find their way in to his designs dating as far back as 1976 when George created ‘Dolphin’ profile bracing.

One such animal that caught his eye whilst living in rural County Down was the Pine Marten. This incredibly rare, native to Ireland, creature had set up home in the woods between the Lowden family home and our workshop at the time in Downpatrick. Evoking images of fond memories, the Pine Marten has now found its way on to the design of an ‘as yet to be revealed’ guitar, and is therefore rightly pictured on the label and provenance book that accompanies each of the 70 birthday guitars.

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