Here’s a Lowden O-50 in African blackwood with a sinker redwood top. The 50 series is the finest instrument George Lowden builds, with the best master grade woods he can find from both a tonal and a visual perspective. This guitar was a custom order, with beautiful dark AAAAA African blackwood, a AAAAA sinker redwood top, cutaway, curly maple bevel, abalone leaf inlays on the fingerboard, extended bound fingerboard, the Lowden Inlay 2 package (additional heel inlay and headstock binding), low profile neck — still a generous carve, nothing thin about it — this guitar has the best of everything.

As George himself says: “When we receive our tone-woods into our workshops we re-grade them several times and only the rarest and exceptional pieces we reserve for our 50 series. Every 50 series guitar benefits visually and in tone from this very special wood. These are simply the very best we can make!”


The O is the full sized Lowden. The tone is magnificent — deep lows, shimmering highs, endless sustain. A masterpiece. Lifetime warranty and a Hiscox case.

Condition: New; Top: AAAA black walnut; Back and sides: AAAA western red cedar; Neck: 5-piece mahogany and rosewood with wood bound ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1.75; Width: 16.5; Depth: 5; Scale: 25.5; Binding: Figured maple; Purfling: Rosewood, mahogany, maple; Rosette: koa, abalone