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Fiddleback Flavor

George Lowden has always shied away from making guitars with hardwood tops for most of his career, but he recently found a cache of fiddleback mahogany from Central America that was so undeniably brilliant that he had to rethink his position and build a run of guitars from it. Mr. Lowden was so impressed with the "mild, easy grain structure" that he was certain it would yield a responsive, warm instrument. He was right, and we'll talk more about that in a second. But first, let's take a moment to consider this cut of mahogany's total aesthetic perfection.

Now that we've appropriately contemplated the instrument's beauty with our eyes, let's turn our attention to our ear drums. This S-50M responds to your touch as fast as Usain Bolt responds ot a starter's gun, and the attack is the definition of piano-like. In general, its voice leans to the drier side, with a strong fundamental and a woody timbre.

The low-end is tight, round, warm, and well-sculpted. There's no flub anywhere on the low E string--just pure woody thump.

Mahogany is famous for its robust midrange, and its warmth is on full display here. The mids are warm, sonorous, and broad. So, each note has a good amount of weight, and single note lines have plenty of meat. But, because this guitar produces such a strong fundamental, there is plenty of focus and clarity despite its dense sound.

The highs are quite glassy, and they have a hint of silvery sparkling overtones. When you dig in and get the top moving, you can pull more and more sparkle into the high end.

Anyone seeking a tremendous fingerstyle guitar that sounds satisfyingly full AND clear will love this S-50M!


Brand Lowden Guitars
Top WoodFiddleback Mahogany
Back & Sides WoodFiddleback Mahogany
Lower Bout14.7"
Body Depth4.1"
Neck Wood5 Piece - Mahogany/Rosewood
Neck Measurements.820 1st - .890 9th
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1-3/4"
Nut MaterialBone
RosetteFiddleback Mahogany & Abalone
PurflingMahogany, Walnut, Sycamore, Rosewood
TunersGotoh 510 w/ Carved Ebony Buttons
CaseLowden Branded Ameritage

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