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Lowden S-25 Indian Rosewood & Driftwood Red Cedar

Code: S-25 IR DC
  • £2,999.00
  • (Free UK Delivery)
Out of Stock   |   In Stock

Display model. Light mark in the lacquer on the back, otherwise brand new. (see photo)

  • BACK AND SIDES: East Indian Rosewood
  • SOUNDBOARD: Driftwood Red Cedar
  • ROSETTE: Rosewood, sycamore, walnut, mahogany
  • BINDING: Mahogany
  • PURFLING: Rocklite - Sycamore - Mahogany
  • TUNERS: Gotoh SG381 gold with Ebony buttons    
  • BRIDGE: Rosewood
  • NECK: Mahogany/Rosewood

What Reidys say...

S-25 Rosewood & Driftwood Red Cedar

This is a special one. Driftwood Red Cedar is not only a visually striking top wood to use on an otherwise very subtle instrument, it also makes use of a wood which is older than the farmed materials used on most other instruments. I like to think of this as a wood that’s had a previous life and got some experience before being made into a guitar, a bit more “lived-in”. It has all the great qualities of Red Cedar, with more character and a unique look. 

Rosewood Body

Rosewood is one of the most popular back and side woods used on acoustic guitars, and with good reason. It has an even frequency response with great clarity and sounds full and complex. This wide dynamic range makes it a really versatile wood, and when matched with an equally versatile top wood such as Sitka Spruce, results in a guitar that sounds clear and crisp - ideal for both fingerpicking and strumming. One thing I absolutely love is the slightly Mauve hue of Rosewood on Lowden guitars. As always, the quality of finishing on these instruments make them understated but undeniably classy. 

Driftwood Red Cedar Top

If you’re looking for all the goodness of a Cedar top, but want ‘more’ - how about a Cedar top that’s been floating around in nature for a few years, soaking up all sorts of mojo? Yep, sounds good to me too! Besides being some of the best sounding flotsam and jetsam around, driftwood is usually a little older than the freshly grown Cedar usually seen, and as you’ll see in our photos, they have an incredibly striking look.

S Shape

The S shape is Lowden’s answer to a “concert size” acoustic body, sounding so much bigger than it looks. With a comfortable shape and internal bracing created to bring out more lower end from the naturally toppy frequencies of a smaller body, this is a size that really shines for fingerpicking or those with a more delicate touch. Whilst it is versatile enough to handle a myriad of styles, those with a strong attack may appreciate the headroom and depth of a slightly larger size. No matter what S stands for, when you play one of these you’ll agree with me that it definitely stands for - Stunning!
Alex Buckley, Reidys Lowden Specialist


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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.

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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.

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