"My interest was revived through a request from an artist in 2016. I went away on a retreat to think through the design options. The first prototype exceeded my expectations in terms of visual appeal, balance and, in the guitar's inherent design features, a natural ability to sustain without trying!" - George Lowden
It's long been established that George Lowden and company make exquisite/sophisticated acoustic guitars. For the first time in decades, they've turned their attention to electric solid-body guitars and the results are no less stunning.
Upon first glance, it's clear something different is going on with these guitars (meaning, this isn't a Fender or a Gibson). Those familiar with Lowden instruments will immediately notice those distinct Lowden lines - the shape of the body is very similar to Lowden's S body shape. From there, you can't help but notice just how thin these guitars are. Very similar to the depth of a Gibson Melody Maker, if not a touch thinner, these guitars look as though they were sculpted in a way we haven't seen from more mainstream guitars. The open-pore/satin finish combined with this sculpted quality creates an ultra refined, luxurious playing experience. Other details reveal themselves with a closer inspection - the ergonomic body carve, recessed bridge and humbuckers, etc...etc...lots of gorgeous detail.
The neck carve is similar to the Lowden acoustic shape, though a touch flatter feeling in our hands. It's a comfortable carve that is somewhat like an ES-335 crossed with a nylon string - hard to describe, but we dig it. The fretwork is immaculate and the overall feel is very addictive and slinky.
Plugged in? Absolutely gorgeous tones via the Lollar Imperial humbuckers. Tons of sustain on tap - no doubt the brass block and inserts (where the strings attach, top and back) factor in here - fantastic clarity and top-end sparkle...We found the dynamic range incredibly inspiring and were able to pull Scofield approved runs all the way through country twang out of the guitar just by changing up our right hand attack. A very satisfying guitar to play, no doubt.
Condition: Like new save for a little tarnishing on the gold pickup covers.
Traditionalists might feel the new GL-10 is too modern for them, but more adventurous players (and of course Lowden devotees) will no doubt be knocked out by what Lowden is bringing to the table with their re-entry into solid body electrics. Check it out! Priced with hardshell case.
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