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Lowden F-23 Walnut & Red Cedar

Code: F-23 WA/RC
  • £2,999.00
  • (Free UK Delivery)
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  • Back and Sides: Walnut
  • Soundboard: Red Cedar
  • Neck: Mahogany-Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with ebony binding
  • Neck Profile: GL Standard
  • Scale Length: x 650mm
  • Binding: Figured Sycamore
  • Purflings: Sycamore-Walnut-Rosewood-Mahogany
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb phosphor bronze 12-53
  • Tuners: GOTOH 381'S Gold w/Ebony button

What Reidys say...

F-23 Walnut & Red Cedar

I absolutely love the combination of Red Cedar and Walnut. It has a dry, focused tone with brilliant clarity. Being a mid sized body with excellent projection, the F-23 has a really punchy presence, yet still retains the nuance and balance of a guitar perfectly suited for a range of styles, from fingerpicking to strumming.

Walnut Body

Aesthetically, walnut is my personal favourite wood from Lowden, and it sounds pretty fantastic too! Sitting between Rosewood and Mahogany in its tonal properties, Walnut has a bright top end that makes it an especially good choice for fingerpickers looking for something with great projection, which is why the concert sized S23 with Cedar top is such a brilliant combination (and probably my favourite Lowden model!)

Red Cedar Top

Red Cedar is the quintessential top wood for a Lowden. Softer than Spruce, traditionally it’s a firm favourite for fingerpickers who love the rich overtones and depth in quality at lower volumes. The best one-word description of Cedar is “intimate”, as it really brings out the nuance of a softer attack. When driven with a heavy attack, it won’t retain the clarity of a Spruce top but has a unique character that contributes massively to what makes the signature Lowden sound, which is why it is the top wood of choice for the 22, 23 and 25 Original Series models.

F Shape

The F shape is Lowden’s most popular and versatile body shape and is at home as a flatpicker, fingerpicker or strummer. Not as physically large as an O model, but still with great presence and projection, the F is understandably the perfect choice for anybody looking for versatility and comfort in a high quality instrument that retains the signature Lowden flavour.
Alex Buckley, Reidys Lowden Specialist


Coronavirus Update

Our chosen couriers are currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.

Mainland UK Delivery Services

  • Next Working Day - £7.95 - £9.95 (DPD, Next Working Day)
  • Standard - Free for orders over £149, £6.95 otherwise (DPD, 1-3 Working Days)

Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.

Courier Tracking

Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.

For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order. 

Delivery Charges

Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £149. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.

Delivery Couriers

We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:

  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most items will be shipped by DPD. Note: all items in your order must be in stock for all of your order to be dispatched on the same day.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most smaller items will be shipped by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most very large or heavy items such as pianos are delivered by TNT, or by our in-house delivery service. Orders shipped by TNT are usually on a next working day service, whereas items using our in-house delivery service may take longer. Note: Delivery to non-ground-floor addresses without a suitable lift will cost extra.
  • Europe: Most orders will be shipped by DPD International. Delivery times and charges depend on your location - these charges will be displayed in the order basket.

Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.

Delivery Areas & European Shipping

Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.


Coronavirus Update

There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.

Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty items

It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.

Returning an undamaged item

You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.

Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.

Faulty items under guarantee

The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.