George Lowden On the Tonal Characteristics of Different Woods
The Lowden guitar reflects the very personal approach and philosophy of its designer, George Lowden. He explains it like this:
“Designing and building guitars is a matter of the wood choice first, the design second and the workmanship third. All woods give slightly different tonal responses and I will often advise players on what might suit them best according to their playing style.”
In the Lowden 50 series custom shop, players are invited to mix and match from specially selected and reserved master grade tonewoods including some of the finest figured woods available.
To hear George talk about the properties of some of the different back, side, and soundboard woods including Hawaiian Koa, Cocobolo, and Ziricote, check out part two of this discussion here.