Lowden Guitars F-50CX-FF
Fan the FlamesIf you're a fan of fanned frets, you will be delighted by this Lowden F-50! Putting the neck aside for a moment, it offers a plethora of sonic delights. The low-end is wonderfully spring-y and piano-like, and it has enough overtone response to sound meaty but not so much that it overwhelms the ear. The midrange packs a woody wallop, and trebles are filled with lush, blooming bell-like resonance.
The fanned fret construction unlocks a whole 'nother side of the beast, though. Basically, asymmetrical fanned frets allow the builder to make the scale length longer on the bass side and shorter on the treble side. According to George Lowden, this makes for deeper, clearer bass and fatter, more bell-like trebles (you can see the man himself explaining it here if you are so inclined). The extra tension also means you can use all sorts of wacky low tunings and still get an impeccably clear low end!
Anybody with a love for alternate tunings and/or a desire for deep bass and fat trebles will find lifelong inspiration in this lovely Lowden!
|Model||Lowden 50 Series F-50CX-FF|
|Top Wood||Mastergrade Alpine Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Mastergrade Indian Rosewood|
|Body Binding||Figured Koa|
|Neck Wood||5 Piece - Mahogany/Rosewood|
|Neck Measurements||.820 1st - .870 9th|
|Neck Profile||GL Standards|
|Scale Length||25.2" on Treble Side, 26.8" on Bass Side|
|Width at Nut||1 3/4"|
|Tuners||Gold Gotoh 510 with Ebony buttons|
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