• 1998 Lowden F35 Custom Maple/Sitka (SOLD)

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    Fabulous vintage and rare 1998  Lowden F35 build from AAAA Maple and Sitka Spruce. She delivers an incredibly warm and crisp tone with clear and delicate trebles. A delight to play!

    This classic Lowden F35 Custom Maple is simply stunning! The AAAA Sitka Spruce top over an incredible AAAA Quilted Maple back and sides have both coloured honey over the years. Appointed elegantly with a Koa bindings on the body, the neck and the headplate make her look as good as she sounds. The tone is warm and full with slightly accentuated upper mids. One can says that this beautiful guitar has a full, round, ‘jazz like’ tone and yet it has much more sustain, clarity and sensitivity than an arch top guitar. The Maple/Sitka combinations in this body size is spot on. Kinda like a sports car. She responds quickly to your command, she can go slow and accelerate real fast when changing from a ballad to an up-tempo beat. Sublime! Click on the YouTube link for a sound impression

    Her condition is amazing and thus definitely excellent. Some small dings on the top, light signs of use, excellent fretwork. I’ve made pictures of them. Nothing serious, her previous owners have treated her well. Low action combined with the classic Lowden C-shape neck make her play like butter! She comes with a Schatten HFN passive pickup system for a full, rich sound that reproduces this guitars tone very well. These pickups exhibit excellent feedback rejection and good string to string balance.

    Price includes:

    • Diamond Guitars 1 year warranty.
    • VAT does not apply.
    • Free shipping to BeNeLux countries.
    • We ship fully insured worldwide. Call or mail for costs.
    • 14 day Return policy applies
    • Pickup of your guitar for repair, consignment or trade can be arranged.
    • All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking.


    • Model: F
    • Serial #: 9918
    • Pickup: Schatten HFN Passive
    • Finish: Natural
    • Top: AAAA Sitka Spruce
    • Back & sides: Quilted Maple
    • Wedge: Rosewood
    • Headplate: highly figured Koa
    • Headplate inlay: Abalone Lowden logo
    • Neck: 5-piece Maple with Rosewood/Mahogany
    • Binding: Koa
    • Purfling: Multi-layered wood
    • Rosette: Abalone rosette in wooden multi-layer borders
    • Neck profile: Lowden C-shape
    • Fingerboard: Ebony
    • Fingerboard Radius: 16”
    • Neck binding: Koa
    • Nut width: 45 mm
    • Scale Length: 650 mm –
    • String Spacing: 57 mm
    • Bridge Material: Rosewood
    • Tuners: Lowden branded Gotoh 510
    • Tuner buttons: Amber pearloid
    • Electronics: passive Schatten undersaddle