Lowden guitars are great. Buy one or even two. At least put them on your consideration list.
From George Lowden himself, “The journey began in earnest in 1974 when I began the design and building of the first Lowden guitars in my workshop in Bangor County Down, Northern Ireland. From the very beginning I was determined to develop unique designs and not just copy well known makes.” The Lowden guitar is the result of unique design, workmanship and assembly techniques along with specific selection of woods. They are built by a team of real craftsmen by hand using the finest Japanese tools and in so doing the guitars feel and sound like individual ‘works of art’".