The two iconic brands Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Lowden Guitars have created a new limited edition guitar made from Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak. The two Northern Irish icons known for their unwavering character and quality craftsmanship have collaborated on the ‘Bushmills x Lowden’ guitar to celebrate those who pass their craft and legacy to the next generation.
The limited edition ‘Bushmills x Lowden’ F-50 guitar, of which only eight are available to buy, combines hundreds of years of cooper and luthier craftsmanship with three types of wood that are steeped in heritage and character. Other features of this unique guitar include a cross symbol formed of a cooper’s hammer and luthier’s chisel, representing the coming together of these two crafts. On the back, two lines echo the staves found in a Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel and represent the passing of skills from one generation to the next.
Since 1974 George Lowden has designed and built guitars in Ireland using only the finest tonewoods and time-honoured techniques with an uncompromising commitment to quality and tone. The Lowden Guitar is the culmination of this 43 years of guitar design and build experience. From his unique designs to the careful selection of tonewoods and precise build techniques, George is now passing his skills to the next generation to ensure the Lowden legacy will live on to generations to come. At the Old Bushmills Distillery, the Kane family has been coopering barrels for four generations passing their specialist skills down through the years to ensure Bushmills delivers the same premium quality whiskey it began making 400 years ago.
Eight ‘Bushmills x Lowden’ guitars are available to buy each retailing at £8,500. To register your interest or to find out more visit here.
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