Honduras rosewood

Pierre Bensusan

George is delighted to have worked with Pierre designing this signature model, which is in many ways a celebration of a relationship which has remained for four decades.
“The first guitar I made for Pierre was back in 1978 and that ‘old lady’ battered and bruised but much loved and played still sings so beautifully today. Over the years since then Pierre and I have worked very closely together and he has made many recordings with that first Lowden guitar. Therefore, designing and building a new guitar for Pierre in 2009 was a project which I approached with special expectation and hope. Pierre asked me to include a soundbox “bevel” and I knew apart from the structural implications the most important thing would be to design and voice the new soundboard to make sure the bevel did not compromise tone in any way. To make sure the new guitar had plenty of brilliance and warmth at the same time, I chose Honduras rosewood and Adirondack spruce. I’m delighted how the guitar has turned out and of course it will only get better with age – and an awful lot of playing – and we can be sure Pierre will do just that!”

– from George


Back and Sides

Honduras rosewood




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