Bringing together Lowden's skill and craftsmanship with the knowledge and experience of the legendary French-Algerian guitarist and composer Pierre Bensusan has produced a guitar that is quite simply breathtaking. George Lowden and Pierre have a friendship spanning four decades, and this guitar serves as a fitting tribute to them both.
This special Signature model has benefitted from an interesting tonewood pairing from George Lowden, of Adirondack spruce for the soundboard, coupled with the finest Guatamalen Rosewood (or Mountain Rosewood, as it is sometimes referred to as) for the back and sides.
The tone from this guitar is sensational, the notes ring like a bell, and the sustain is deep and lasting. It sounds incredibly defined and precise, and will only improve with age. A very rare and desirable super-guitar. Come and try it in-store! Comes with a Lowden embossed Hiscox hard case.
BACK AND SIDES Guatamalan rosewood
ROSETTE Rosewood, Abalone
BINDING AND BEVEL Mottled Ebony with maple & ebony
Sycamore, Rosewood, Mahogany
Gotoh Gold/Ebony 510
5 piece Maple (Fingerstyle)
Bookmatched Ebony front & back
STRAP BUTTON INLAY
“The first guitar I made for Pierre was back in 1978 and that 'old lady' battered and bruised but much loved and played still sings so beautifully today. Over the years since then Pierre and I have worked very closely together and he has made many recordings with that first Lowden guitar. Therefore, designing and building a new guitar for Pierre in 2009 was a project which I approached with special expectation and hope. Pierre asked me to include a soundbox "bevel" and I knew apart from the structural implications the most important thing would be to design and voice the new soundboard to make sure the bevel did not compromise tone in any way. To make sure the new guitar had plenty of brilliance and warmth at the same time, I chose Honduras rosewood and Adirondack spruce. I'm delighted how the guitar has turned out and of course it will only get better with age - and an awful lot of playing - and we can be sure Pierre will do just that!”