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"The final stage is where the bridge, machine heads, saddles, top nut and strings (and optional pick-up) are fitted. The machine heads are fitted first, then the cow bone top nut is shaped and the strings slots filed by hand. The bridge is initially positioned by eye and then several measurements are made to position it accurately. The craftsman holds it in position and marks its outline into the lacquer using a scalpel. He then removes the lacquer inside the scalpel outline with a Japanese chisel so that when the bridge is glued to the soundboard, there is a wood to wood contact. The cow bone saddles are then shaped by hand to ensure consistency of action heights across all Lowdens. The guitar is then set up ready for playing."
Finally, bringing the Lowden sound and beauty to life is critically acclaimed French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan with his haunting Night Song:
For more information on Lowden and their guitars, please visit their Acoustic Expo 2013 booth.