Lowden rolls out acoustic guitar built from whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak

Drink it in: Lowden has unveiled a new acoustic guitar, built from whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak.

A partnership with Bushmills Irish Whiskey, the 'Bushmills x Lowden' F-50 features whiskey barrel wood for the back, 12th fret inlays, the bindings, rosette and head facings; while ancient bog oak is used for the back and sides of the guitar; and sinker redwood for the soundboard.

According to George Lowden, the ancient bog oak “offers a mellow, warm sound and when paired with sinker redwood on the soundboard, it helps extract a clarity and sparkle from each and every note the guitar produces”.

Just eight of the guitars will be produced, clocking in at £8,500 apiece. For more info, head over to Lowden Guitars.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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