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Jon Gomm's Signature Model by Lowden Guitars is an O model with a cutaway in Figured American Black Cherry with a Hybrid Sitka Spruce and Red Cedar double top guitar.
Jon got to know George and his craftsmen when Wilma, his beloved Lowden 032C, needed major surgery - a new fingerboard after countless refrets. The whole Lowden crew went to Jon’s show in Belfast, and so the mutual respect between master luthier and master musician was formed.
When George approached Jon about a signature model, Jon was delighted: “It’s the greatest honour I have received in my career.”
The signature model is a jumbo ‘O’ size, cutaway, with the unique spruce/cedar Hybrid Top, black cherry back and sides, maple 5-piece neck and ebony fingerboard. It’s geared towards two things: Playability and Tone.
The Hybrid Top
The challenge was to build a stronger top to withstand the rigours of modern guitar techniques, but without sacrificing sonic quality.
Jon had the idea to use two thin sheets of wood, perfectly laminated together, but with the grains of the two sheets offset at an angle to hugely increase the strength of the top.
Jon suggested that George try using a layer of spruce on the outside, and cedar inside. The reason being that we could achieve the durability and projection of spruce, but with the warmth and soul of cedar.
"It has strong, deep bass and the projection is insane. I’m completely blown away.”
The O is the largest size Lowden body, sought after for its bass and overtones. It has traditionally been the preferred choice for finger-style and open tuning. It has a deep and resonant tone.
Lowden Jon Gomm Signature Model
Figured American Black Cherry/Hybrid Sitka Spruce and Red Cedar Double Top
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale Length: 25.6"
Soundbox Width: 16 17/32"
Soundbox Depth: 5"
Wood soundhole rosette
Schaller M6 Gold tuners w/Ebony Buttons
Includes: Hiscox Pro Flight Case
*Please note all prices are in Canadian dollars, which is approximately 25% cheaper for US customers due to the higher US dollar.
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