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Lowden FM-50C | Master Grade Church Pew Mahogany - Master Grade Adirondack Spruce
Reclaimed Old-Growth Wood From A Belfast Church, Reduced Body Depth, Shallow Profile Narrow Neck
Introducing the Lowden FM-50C from The Speciality Collection. Crafted with exceptional attention to detail, this guitar is a true masterpiece. It features rare and exquisite Master Grade Church Pew Mahogany for the back and sides, reclaimed from an old Belfast church. The soundboard is made of Master Grade Adirondack Spruce, ensuring exceptional tone. With its FM shape, reduced body depth, and bespoke appointments, this guitar excels in projecting bright, clean lead lines and fingerpicking runs. The comfortable neck profile, cutaway, and soundbox bevel offer added versatility and comfort. Experience the pinnacle of craftsmanship and sound with the Lowden FM-50C.
Introducing the Lowden FM-50C from the esteemed Speciality Collection by Lowden, a true masterpiece in the realm of acoustic guitars. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and designed to cater to the discerning needs of professional musicians, this instrument represents the pinnacle of acoustic guitar craftsmanship.
At the heart of the FM-50C lies the essence of the 50 Series, which can be described as Lowden's Custom Shop. The tone woods used in this guitar are nothing short of extraordinary. Only the finest Master Grade tone woods, meticulously chosen for their exceptional tonal and visual properties, find their place in the 50 series. George Lowden himself oversees the re-grading process of the tone woods, ensuring that only the rarest and most exceptional pieces are reserved for these guitars. The result is an instrument that stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of both aesthetics and sound quality. The visual beauty and tonal resonance of the FM-50C are truly second to none.
The FM shape, with its reduced body depth compared to the standard F model, is specially voiced to excel in projecting bright, clean lead lines or fingerpicking runs with a focus on the lower mids. It is the perfect guitar to cut through the mix and make your playing stand out. The combination of a Master Grade Adirondack Spruce soundboard and Master Grade Church Pew Mahogany back and sides is a truly remarkable and unique feature of this instrument. This mahogany was originally used to construct the pews in a Belfast church in Northern Ireland, providing a connection to the past and a touch of nostalgia. Being old-growth wood means that the Mahogany comes from trees that have grown for an extended period, typically hundreds of years, before being harvested. Old-growth wood tends to have tighter grain patterns and greater density, resulting in improved tonal characteristics and resonance. By utilising reclaimed Church Pew Mahogany in the back and sides of the FM-50C, Lowden not only showcases their commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness but also adds a unique story to the instrument. This historic wood contributes to the guitar's overall tone, providing warmth, depth, and a distinct sonic signature.
One of the most remarkable features of the FM-50C is its neck profile. The shallow neck carve and narrower dimensions make it feel akin to an electric guitar neck, offering enhanced playability and comfort. With a 43.5 mm nut width and 56.25 mm width at the neck joint, this neck design provides a unique and delightful playing experience.
The exquisite craftsmanship of the FM-50C extends to its aesthetic appointments. The highly figured wood bindings, purflings on the top, sides, and back, as well as the seven-piece hand-inlaid back centre seam, exemplify the intricate details that make this instrument a true work of art. The abalone and figured wood rosette, extended maple-bound ebony fingerboard, and bookmatched ebony front and back head facings further enhance the guitar's visual allure.
Custom options available for the FM-50C include a cutaway and the sought-after soundbox bevel. The soundbox bevel, pioneered on the Pierre Bensusan signature model, has become one of Lowden's most popular options. Its curved design, seamlessly integrated into the binding on the upper bout, provides enhanced comfort for the arm while playing.
The FM-50C is equipped with Gotoh 510s Gold tuners, adorned with elegant ebony buttons, ensuring precise and stable tuning for your performances. The guitar is strung with Lowden Light Gauge 12-53 strings, perfectly complementing its tonal characteristics.
If you're a musician who demands the utmost in craftsmanship, tone, and playability, the Lowden FM-50C is the instrument you've been dreaming of. Experience the pinnacle of acoustic guitar excellence with the Speciality Collection by Lowden.