• Lowden F50c African Blackwood – Sinker Redwood

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    Awesome Lowden F50c African Blackwood combined with Sinker Redwood is George Lowden‘s favorite wood combination. Astonishing instrument with soundbox bevel and cutaway. Grand guitar, displaying the typical Lowden understatement.

    This Lowden F50c African Blackwood – Sinker Redwood is built with mastergrade tonewoods. African Blackwood is an outstanding tonewood. It has long been recognized by classical guitar builders as the “holy grail” of tonewood. 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 any top and provides clarity and sustain. George started using this powerful wood about five years ago and the combination with any top is superb. 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. Because of its light weight, this magnificent tonewood is very responsive. Check out Youngso Kim in this YouTube video where he drives this model to impressive heights. Sublime player, ditto guitar!



    • Back & Sides: Master grade African Blackwood
    • Soundboard: Master grade Sinker Redwood
    • Option: Cutaway & Soundbox Bevel
    • 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
    • Frets to body: 14
    • Cutaway: Yes
    • Pickguard: clear
    • Documentation: warranty certificate and provenance document
    • Case: Lowden branded Ameritage black/grey
    • Pickup: Optional