Lowden Pierre Bensusan Old Lady

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The Lowden Pierre Bensusan Old Ladyhas a Red Cedar Top, Ancient Cuban Mahogany Back and Sides, Low Profile 5pc Mahogany/Maple Neck, Ebony Fretboard w/Ebony/Maple Bindings, Rosewood Headstock Inlay, Figured Maple Binding, Tortoise Shell Style Pickguard, Schaller M6 Gold Tuners, Rosewood Bridge, Incl. Lowden Hiscox Case

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lowden guitars, George Lowden has released an exact replica of the guitar he built in 1978 for French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan. It has a soundboard made of red cedar, a wood that has a particularly soft sound, with warm overtones but plenty of clarity. The back and sides are made from Ancient Cuban Mahogany, which gives the guitar a more woody, sweet sound.

Here's what George Lowden has to say about the Old Lady:

"With our 40th anniversaries coinciding, Pierre Bensusan and I thought it would be an ideal time to reminisce. What better way to do that than to re-introduce the guitar I built for Pierre in 1978! Over the years, his original '78 Lowden became affectionately known as his 'Old Lady'. Many people love the unique voice of that guitar and so here it is, minus the many years of performing and practice that Pierre gave it."

  • Brand: Lowden
  • Model: Pierre Bensusan Old Lady
  • Colour: Natural
  • Top: Red Cedar
  • Back : Ancient Cuban Mahogany
  • Sides: Ancient Cuban Mahogany
  • Neck: 5 Piece Mahogany/Maple
  • Neck Profile: Low Profile
  • Fingerboard: Ebony With Ebony/Maple Bindings
  • Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
  • Nut Width: 45mm
  • Scale Length: 650mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Binding: Figured Maple
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Shell style
  • Tuners: Schaller M6 Gold With Ebony Buttons
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • No. Of Strings: 6
  • Case/Gigbag: Hiscox Hardshell
  • Condition: New


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Once back we will refund or exchange the item if preferred. Online only.

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As soon as a guitar is sold it will be fully setup to ensure it’s playing just as you like right out of the box. It will then go through a 19-point inspection checklist and is then checked again by 3 more members of staff in quality control (so that means every guitar is actually checked 76 times!) Let us know any preferred setup requirements and we will be happy to oblige!


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