I've been playing Lowden guitars for well over ten years now. Started by George Lowden in the 70's, he now has a small team of luthiers based in Northern Ireland making these beutiful hand made guitars. For me what I love about Lowdens is that they are so responsive and dynamic, even when played very quietly they still sing.
My main Lowden is a 1994 O10 with Cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The classic combination of Mahogany and Cedar combined with a large body results in a very rounded and ballanced sound with crystal highs and a strong low end.
My Lowdens are only getting better with age and the more I play them the better they sound.