The Original Series was the very first Lowden range from 1976, just as the ‘O’ model is George’s original Lowden body design. Although the medium sized ‘F’ and concert sized ‘S’ have been added to the range since then, the Lowden standard of passionate commitment to no compromise was well and truly set.
he O23 has become a great favorite for its deep resonant and complex tone, rather like a slightly mellower version of the 22. Sweet, warm, clear, quite light and yet complex. As an alternative the O35 w/c with its AAAA tonewoods will be a little clearer and more defined. The F23 is a little more ‘punchy’ and focused in common with all the mid sized Frange. The F35 W/SS is an alternative choice if you would like all the focusedprojection and yet with a tad extra clarity. The S23 is the first small bodied steel string I designed. I adjusted the soundboxgeometry and voicing to accentuate bass – I knew in a concert sized body the treble would be good anyway. The S23 with its medium hard AAA walnut back and sides and cedar top is warm, very loud and well balanced.