This beautiful new Lowden Jon Gomm Signature model features their Keith Banjo tuners option and optional LR Baggs Anthem electronics. It is a jumbo ‘O’ size, with cutaway and the unique spruce/cedar Hybrid Top, black cherry back and sides, maple 5-piece neck and ebony fingerboard. It’s geared towards two things: Playability and Tone.
Jon Gomm got to know George Lowden and his craftsmen when Wilma, his beloved original Lowden 032C, needed major surgery to get a new fingerboard after having had countless refrets. The whole Lowden crew went to Jon’s show in Belfast, and so the mutual respect between master luthier and master musician was formed.
When George Lowden approached Jon about a signature model, Jon was delighted: “It’s the greatest honour I have received in my career.”
The Jon Gomm features a custom hybrid top. The challenge was to build a stronger top to withstand the rigors of modern guitar techniques, without sacrificing sonic quality. Jon had the idea to use two thin sheets of wood, perfectly laminated together, but with the grains of the two sheets offset at an angle to hugely increase the strength of the top.They opted for a layer of spruce on the outside, and cedar inside, so as to achieve the durability and projection of spruce, but with the warmth and soul of cedar.
BACK AND SIDES: American Black Cherry
SOUNDBOARD: Hybrid Top (Spruce/Red Cedar)
ROSETTE: Abalone, Rosewood
PURFLING: Mahogany, Maple, Rosewood
TUNERS: Gotoh SG 381 Gold with Ebony buttons
NECK: 5 Piece: Maple / Rosewood
HEADSTOCK OVERLAY: Figured Walnut, Front
OPTIONS: Keith Banjo Tuners, high E and B string only, and LR Baggs Anthem Electronics
CASE: Deluxe Molded Hardshell
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