• Lowden Pierre Bensusan ‘Old Lady’ (SOLD)

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    This Lowden Pierre Bensusan Old Lady is the re-issue of Pierre’s iconic 1978 ‘Old Lady’. The O model with a cutaway and Soundbox Bevel in AAAA Ancient Cuban Mahogany with a Red Cedar top, Flamed Maple bindings and Low-Profile 45/60 fingerstyle neck.

    Pierre bought his first Lowden in a Parisian guitar store in 1978—just four years after luthier George Lowden had started the company. That being a Lowden S22, the model is called an O22 today. In the four decades since, Pierre has been one of Lowden’s most loyal artists, having played the original guitar (which George modified with a cutaway and wider string-spacing in 1989) for most of his career.  Today, Pierre refers to his original S22 as the “Old Lady,”

    Cuban Mahogany produces more Rosewood-like sound qualities, with a finer developed mid-range and low end, but it commonly doesn’t have the Rosewood reverb and darkness. As a premium tonewood, Cuban Mahogany exhibits a perfect balanced tone. Cuban Mahogany adds warmth and mellowness to the tone, with pronounced lower-mids, appealing high-ends, and superb sustain. Cuban Mahogany offers a better developed bass, with more resonance and clarity than a typical Mahogany tonewood. On top of that this O-size Lady offers huge volume and massive sustain. On top of that of course excellent craftsmanship! George and his team really know how to build great guitars. Play her and you know what I mean.  She has a strong, warm, and brilliant sound which evolves like a carpet, being especially perfect for folk, country flat picking and strumming. The cutaway provides comfortable use of the higher frets.

    The Old Lady is a truly inspiring guitar for the fingerstyle player and more. Watch Will Mcnicol exploring Drop D tuning on her in this Lowden/Music Radar vid or listen to his sound sample here:


    Price includes:

    • Lowden Limited lifetime warranty
    • 21% VAT included. VAT can be deducted for buyers from outside the Eurozone.
    • We ship worldwide. Check your shipping costs HERE.
    • 14 day Return policy applies
    • Pickup of your guitar for trade can be arranged.
    • All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking.


    • Body size: O
    • Back/Sides: Ancient Cuban Mahogany
    • Top Wood: AAAA Red Cedar
    • Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
    • Neck Wood: 5 Piece Mahogany/Maple
    • Neck Profile: 45/60 mm Fingerstyle, Low Profile
    • Neck width at the nut: 45 mm
    • String spacing at bridge: 60 mm
    • Scale length: 650 mm
    • Bridge: Rosewood
    • Rosette: Rosewood, Mahogany, Walnut, Maple
    • Binding: figured Maple
    • Pickguard: Tortoise
    • Purflings: Sycamore-Walnut-Rosewood-Mahogany
    • Fret Markers: none
    • Side markers: white dots
    • Tuners: gold Schaller M6 with Ebony knobs
    • Serial number: 26212
    • Documents: Provenance and warranty booklet
    • Case: Lowden branded Ameritage case
    • Optional: pickup system