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1994 Lowden O-38C, Brazilian/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Lowden
Product Year
1994
Model
O-38c
Serial #
002853
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP831
Condition
Excellent for its age. Some faint pick marks between soundhole and bridge, one headstock scratch, finish check at heel.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Lowden Guitars Logo
Instrument Finish
Satin
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold Etched with Pearloid Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.5 in
Body Depth Heel
4.125 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.156 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.8 mm
Weight
4 lb. 14 oz.
Case
Hardshell Hiscox
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Description

If there were more guitars like this Lowden O-38C in the world, entire economies would suffer from folks skipping out on work to stay home and play music. Luckily for our society at large, we have only one such Lowden in the shop (at the moment). This is a beautiful example of how rich and nuanced Brazilian Rosewood can be, and how a big-box guitar can be voiced for a quick response and crisp attack. If you dig in a bit, this Lowden has impressive reserves of sheer volume without flattening the tone and making mush of your music.


This Cedar O-38C has been very well taken care of, and is ready for heaps more action. The setup is nice and easy, and there’s still lots of life left in the saddle. Kudos to the previous owner for being such a thoughtful custodian—it’s rare to see a guitar in such fine shape after being played for over two decades.


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What can you say about an amazing George Lowden guitar that has matured for 14 years? It is simply better than new in every way. The Brazilian Rosewood and Cedar have matured to a point where the lightest touch fills the room. So clear, so warm, yet with gorgeous brilliance in the 5khz range. If you’re looking for a Lowden that has something extra, something special, this is the one.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.156 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

If there were more guitars like this Lowden O-38C in the world, entire economies would suffer from folks skipping out on work to stay home and play music. Luckily for our society at large, we have only one such Lowden in the shop (at the moment).
 

What can you say about an amazing George Lowden guitar that has matured for 14 years? It is simply better than new in every way.
 
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