Demonstration Guitars

I try to keep a few stock guitars that I've made for demonstration. Currently, a new 2017 model 12 fan-braced classical, an X-braced classical, and a 1940 Bream/Hauser I copy. Click on photo to see more photos.

Contact me if you would like to make an appointment to try them out. These guitars are also available for sale.

Model 12 fan-braced classical


650mm scale-length.

This model employs my asymmetric 6-fan brace pattern. With spruce top and indian rosewood back and sides, it typifies my making style. Warmth of tone, clarity, good balance and evenness, sensitivity, wide tonal range and ease of playing are the hallmarks of this design.


Hauser I/Bream 1940 Model 17.

no. 17/114

Copy of the 1940 Hermann Hauser I guitar played by Julian Bream for many years.

Spruce top, indian rosewood back and sides.

653mm scale-length.

This design produces a strong, supple sound, which is very well focused and balanced, and notable for remarkably well separated string voices, and consequent clarity across the whole range of the instrument. Depth and focus in the bass contrasts with the beautiful, clear trebles. It has a wide tone palette between fingerboard and bridge, which lends itself to colourful, romantic and expressive playing. It's great clarity makes it ideal for baroque works too.


Hauser I 1940 copy by Rohan Lowe

Model 12 X-braced classical

no. 12/94

Spruce and indian rosewood with maple bindings.

650mm scale-length.

The X-braced design produces a very immediate response and excellent sustain even in the high trebles. Like all my designs the sound is strong, focused, and well balanced and even across the range, with sweet trebles, and clarity and depth in the bass.