• Lowden F50 African Blackwood – Sinker Redwood (SOLD)

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    Awesome Lowden F50 African Blackwood – Sinker Redwood. George Lowden’s favorite wood combination. Absolute tonemachine with ‘style 38’ soundbox inlay!

    This Lowden F50 African Blackwood – Sinker Redwood with Tasmanian Blackwood Soundbox Bevel is the mid-size Lowden body, punchy with focused projection and volume, and well-suited for flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming.

    African Blackwood is an outstanding tonewood. It has long been recognized by classical guitar builders as the “holy grail” of tonewoods. With a strong responsive tap tone that surpasses even Brazilian Rosewood, it contributes great volume, power, and brilliance to this phenomenal guitar. Because of its structural stability, it provides an incredibly strong basis for a guitar top and provides clarity and sustain. Combined this wood with Sinker Redwood and you get magical notes all over the fretboard with a superb sustain. Very well-balanced, gentile and responsive

    Sinker Redwood is known for its good balance from bass to mids to trebles. Click the YouTube link to hear George Lowden‘s words on this model. The sound of Sinker Redwood is ‘complex’ because of the richness of its overtones. Pluck a string in a quiet room and listen carefully. It is as if a choir shows up and is singing along. It has rich and strong overtones similar to Western Red Cedar and crisper, punchy treble frequencies reminiscent of Spruce. And because of its light weight, this magnificent tonewood is very responsive. Sublime guitar! Listen to the sound sample below:

    Price includes:

    • Lowden Limited lifetime warranty
    • 21% VAT included. VAT can be deducted for buyers from outside the European Union.
    • Free shipping within the Benelux.
    • We ship worldwide. Call or mail for costs.
    • 14-day Return policy applies: click HERE
    • 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.


    • Back & Sides: Master grade African Blackwood
    • Soundboard: Master grade Sinker Redwood
    • Option 1: Soundbox bevel
    • Option 2: Style 38 Soundbox inlay
    • Rosette: Figured Tasmanian Blackwood and Abalone soundhole edge rosette
    • Binding: Figured Tasmanian Blackwood
    • Bevel: Figured Tasmanian Blackwood
    • Purfling: Rosewood, Maple, Mahogany
    • Tuners: Gotoh Gold/Ebony 510
    • Back centre seam: Highly Figured Tasmanian Blackwood
    • Bridge: Rosewood
    • Neck: Mahogany/Rosewood
    • Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony/Maple binding
    • Headstock overlay: Ebony (front and back)
    • Fret markers: side
    • Body size: F
    • Nut Width: 45 mm
    • Serial #: 26149
    • Frets to body: 14
    • Cutaway: no
    • Pickguard: clear
    • Documentation: warranty certificate and provenance document
    • Case: Lowden branded Ameritage black/gray
    • Pickup: Optional