Body Shape Comparison

Click on a Body shape below to see specifications. Please note: All body shapes except for the Jazz and Baritone are available as a cutaway or full body.
  • The Baritone[+]

    The Baritone was introduced in January 2008. It was originally designed by George for one of his personal customers and he really wanted to make some more! It is tunable to A or B with ease, and is based on the O body - just a shade deeper- with the soundbox specially voiced to accentuate the baritone voice. The 700mm scale length provides a balance between playability and tonal response. This extra length is offset by the bridge placement and therefore the neck is not over-long.

    Soundbox width:       
    420mm

    Soundbox depth:          
    130mm

    String scale length:
    700mm

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  • The 'O'[+]

    The ‘O’ is the most widely recognised Lowden shape having been the first of George Lowden’s designs and remains unchanged since the mid 1970’s.

    It is the largest size and is sought after for its bass and overtones, and has traditionally been the preferred choice for fingerstyle and open tuning . It has a  deep and resonant tone.

    Soundbox width:       
    420mm [16 17/32”]

    Soundbox depth:          
    125mm [4 59/64”]

    String scale length:
    650mm [25 19/32”]

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  • The 'F'[+]

    The ‘F’ is the mid-size body, and was originally designed with the flat-picker in mind. George re-designed it in 2004 as he “always felt it had further to go” and we are delighted with the result.  It is a great gigging guitar - punchy, with focussed projection and volume. Great for flat-picking of course, but also for finger-picking.  Works well for percussive  strumming  too - particularly in the rosewood/cedar combination.

    Soundbox width:       

    403mm [15 7/8”]

    Soundbox depth:           
    120mm [4 23/32”]

    String scale length:
    650mm [25 19/32”]

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  • The 'S'[+]

    The ‘S’ is our smallest body, but arguably the loudest. Completely re-designed by George in 2003 when making one himself as a personal custom order, it now has a shorter scale length and is noted for its clarity and definition. In walnut/cedar it is very loud, warm and well balanced. In cocobolo it is perfect for versatile playing styles from strumming, percussive picking to fingerstyle. In rosewood with adirondak or sitka spruce it is superb as a pickers guitar.

    Soundbox width:       
    373mm [14 11/16”]

    Soundbox depth:           
    105mm [ 4 9/64”]

    String scale length:
    630mm [24 51/64”]

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  • The Jazz[+]
    The Jazz body is  the ‘S’ shape with a cutaway, but the internal bracing is based on George Lowden’s concert classical design. Re-designed in 2003 to improve the acoustic voice, it has nylon strings and a pick-up fitted as standard, but is voiced for a really good acoustic response.  It is stiff enough for loud volume to be possible without the whole guitar over-reaching when played loud through an amplification system.   The tone is very natural and full, with none of the over-bright tones sometimes found on too lightly built classical guitars.

    Soundbox width:       
    373mm [14 11/16”]

    Soundbox depth:       
    105mm [4 9/64”]

    String scale length:
    650mm [25 19/32”]
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