Used Acoustic Guitars
Lowden, George: 2017 O-22C(Item ID: 2017 O-22C Serial#: 21615)
2017 O-22 Jumbo Cutaway with Solid Cedar Top and Mahogany Back and Sides
One might best characterize the amazing sound of a Lowden guitar as "cathedral-like". We think this term conveys the huge presence of these guitars, and their unique ability to produce and sustain notes with delicate openness and brilliance against such a surprisingly strong foundation. The voicing of this guitar and George Lowden's choice of tonewoods have created a very pliable, responsive and exciting instrument which makes fingerstyle playing seem effortless and pickstyle strumming crisp, open and full.
The O body size is arguably the signature Lowden design, and it exemplifies the clarity, depth, and dimension that is associated with Lowden guitars. The thin, responsive cedar top produces a warmth and complexity that is well-mated with the more quick, lively, and reflective qualities of the mahogany back and sides. This somewhat unusual pairing of tonewoods yields a powerful instrument where notes seem to deftly leap out with life and sophistication rather than just explode from the guitar. For these reasons, the O22C is an absolutely inspiring guitar to play, and thus remains one of our favorite and most popular Lowden models.
This guitar is in very clean condition overall. That said, the guitar does have a couple minor bits of cosmetic wear. Most notably, there is a small group of string dings/whips below the bridge on the lower bout, and there is a small top dent near the purfling at the cutaway. EXCELLENT+ condition.
• Jumbo body
• Venetian cutaway
• A-frame X-bracing
• Solid Western Red cedar top
• Solid mahogany back and sides
• 5-ply mahogany/rosewood neck with C carve
• Ebony fingerboard
• Indian rosewood bridge
• Maple binding with mult-ply top purfling
• Single-ring sycamore/rosewood/walnut/mahogany rosette
• Gold Gotoh Delta Series tuning machines with ebony buttons
• 45mm (1 3/4”) nut width
• 650mm (25 1/2”) scale
• 16” fingerboard radius
• 420mm (16 17/32”) lower bout width
• 125mm (4 15/16”) depth
• Original Hiscox case included (used)
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