In the summer of 1961, at the age of ten, George began what was to be a lifelong pursuit to build guitars, which would inspire players with their sound, feel and looks. “My friend Alan French and I made two guitars” with the help of his dad, who was a boat builder in Groomsport, County Down. The “guitars” had fishing line for strings, bent over nails for frets, and a square soundbox!!” – George Lowden “I learned everything the hard way. I had no one to teach me how to avoid the obvious pitfalls. I tried new shapes, bracing designs and many other ideas and gradually emerged from the ‘hard school’ of self taught guitar making.” – George Lowden.
We are proud to represent both George Lowden's personally crafted guitars and his new George Lowden small production factory in Ireland. George has parted from Avalon and is now producing small numbers of the highest quality instruments without compromise.
County Down, Ireland
Artists who play these instruments:
Eric Clapton, Alex de Grassi, Richard Thompson, Acoustic Alchemy, David Gray, Damien Rice, Paul Brady, Hothouse Flowers
Model O, Model S, Model F, Model D, Jazz Series