Signature Series – Alex De Grassi
It was back in the early eighties that Alex de Grassi first started playing Lowden guitars and our relationship has grown through various new guitars since then. I’ve designed this new signature model for Alex with the aim of matching his wish list in terms of playability ( slightly wider neck with comfortable profile, and a deeper cutaway for the upper registers) The tone is slightly “jazzy” – warm and full with slightly accentuated upper mids.
Back and Sides
AAAA Quilted Maple
Selected AAAA Sitka
Figured snakewood (model shown). Recent models have figured rosewood due to extreme difficulty in bending snakewood.
Sycamore, Rosewood, Mahogany
Gotoh Gold/Ebony 510
BACK CENTRE SEAM
Pear & rosewood
5 piece: Mahogany / Rosewood / Walnut
Indian Rosewood (book matched front and back)
STRAP BUTTON INLAY
|Pear & rosewood|
What George Says:
“Alex has been playing Lowden since the early eighties and it is befitting of his exceptional talent that we mark this relationship with his signature model. This beautiful guitar has a full, round, ‘jazz like’ tone and yet it has much more sustain, clarity and sensitivity than an arch top guitar.”