George Lowden comments on the Richard Thompson guitar
“I am delighted to have worked with Richard on this project. He has been playing Lowden guitars since the 1980s, and his exceptional, unique talent has been widely influential over his lengthy career.
The “F” model particularly suits his playing style with its powerful yet more focussed voice and the combination of the rare Ziricote with selected Western Red Cedar provides a very warm and dynamic tone with articulate clarity.
I’m pleased our relationship has found such an expression in this guitar.”
It has been my great pleasure to get to know Richard over the years and to enjoy his playing! At Lowden we only consider a signature model for someone who has played our guitars consistently for a long time. Richard has been playing Lowden guitars for many many years and we are honoured to introduce this model! Richard chose this wood combination and other specifications because of the really full-bodied loud and clear response of Ziricote and cedar.
BACK AND SIDES Figured Ziricote
SOUNDBOARD AAAA Cedar
ROSETTE Abalone, Rosewood, Sycamore, mahogany, Walnut
BINDING Figured Tazmanian Blackwood
PURFLING Sycamore, Rosewood, Mahogany
TUNERS Gotoh Gold/Ebony 510
BACK CENTRE SEAM Rosewood, Mahogany, Sycamore, Walnut
NECK 5 piece – Mahogany / Rosewood / Walnut
HEADSTOCK OVERLAY Ziricote (book matched front and back)
STRAP BUTTON INLAY Figured Pear