1979 Lowden L25. SN 0118. Guitar Database

Lowden | L25 | 1979 | SN:0118

1979 Lowden L25. SN 0118. Guitar Database. Label

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Name: Lowden Guitars
Location: High Street Bangor (Co. Down), Ireland
Currently: Downpatrick, Ireland
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RIYL: Lowden guitars are considered to be the one of the premier small manufacturers of fingerstyle guitars.
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1979 Lowden L25. SN 0118. Guitar Database. Soundhole.



  • Scale: 25 1/2″
  • Body Length: 20 1/8″
  • Upper Bout: 11 7/8″
  • Lower Bout: 16 1/2″
  • Serial #: 0118
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Red Cedar
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany, 5 piece
  • Bridge: Rosewood, String-through, split saddle
  • Rosette: B&W Lines
  • Binding: Maple
  • Headplate: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Builder Decal
  • Top Trim: Wood Lines
  • Fret Markers: Diamonds & Dots
  • Tuners: Schaller




One of the first 147 guitars built by George Lowden and a team of 4 trainees the very first run of the Original series. Ordered as an engagement gift in 1976 from Boutique Folk in Paris (also the source of Pierre Bensusan’s original Lowden), the descendants of this guitar has been a staple of the Lowden guitar line throughout it’s history. Featuring a red Cedar top with Indian rosewood back and sides and Lowden’s original dolphin bracing, it produces a refined, complex tone much beloved by Lowden fans. According to the current nomenclature, this would be an O25.

Immediately apparent to any Lowden player are the aesthetics and design which even today grace Lowdens descended from this guitar. The satin finish, elegant wood purflings and headstock shape, the pinless through bridge design and laminated neck.

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