product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


George Lowden has been making guitars professionally since 1974. From 1980 to 1985 Lowden guitars were made under license by a small team of luthiers in the S.Yairi workshop in Japan. In 1985 Lowden relocated production to Bangor, County Down in Ireland. In 1988 Lowden went into receivership but was bought by a local consortium led by Andy Kidd. The new company was called The Lowden Guitar Company, and signed a licensing agreement with George who retained ownership of the Lowden designs and trademark. George Lowden provided quality control and new designs while remaining independent from the new company which moved production to Newtownards Co Down. This license lasted until 2003, when production stopped at the Newtownards factory. From 2004 onwards date Lowden guitars are made by George Lowden Guitars Ltd., under George’s direct supervision in workshops in Downpatrick, Co Down. Ireland.

Source: Lowden Guitars website (20 January 2018)


George Lowden Guitars Ltd
27 Down Business Park
BT30 9UP Downpatrick , DOW
United Kingdom
County Down GB