Lowden are an Irish guitar maker of premium quality acoustic guitars. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of George Lowden as a commercial luthier.
Doing some Sunday morning web browsing and came upon this absolute beauty.
Here’s what Lowden have to say about Tasmanian blackwood:
Tasmanian Blackwood has gained a reputation as one of the most highly prized tone woods in the world, with good reason. Always highly figured and with a warm, responsive tone, this guitar sounds beautiful with either Cedar for clarity or Californian Redwood for even more warmth and response.
And here’s a review of the guitar:
Lowden also offer Tasmanian blackwood as an option in their 50 Series guitars.
Tasmanian blackwood just keeps making waves in the international tonewood market.
Now who is going to tell Tasmanian farmers? When will we start taking this high-value, niche market opportunity seriously?