Sheeran by Lowden

Sheeran by Lowden are a range of quality mid level guitars born out of a friendship between Ed Sheeran and George Lowden.

They offer aspiring musicians a guitar with great playability and tone using materials with high sustainability credentials, all designed and built in Ireland.

The Story

As an instrument is personal to both player and maker, the guitar has a way of bringing the two together with sometimes surprising results. Being a small, family-run business has allowed George Lowden to enjoy personal friendships with those who play his guitars, listening to their feedback to further his designs.

When Ed told Gary Lightbody (front man for Irish band Snow Patrol) that he wanted a Lowden guitar, Gary gave him his own original Lowden – an authentic Bushmills® from 2012 which Ed used to write five songs for his number one album ‘X’ (Multiply).

Gary asked George if he would make a guitar for him to give Ed as a present. George developed a unique small guitar for Ed that later became a new model of Lowden Guitars – ‘The Wee Lowden’.

If you don’t know Ed Sheeran, he began his recording career in 2004 and has since sold more than 38 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide.

Ed believes that the Lowden guitars are as equally good for recording as well as playing live and this has help inspired the collaboration to help aspiring musicians have the chance to own their own Lowden.

Range

At launch, the Sheeran by Lowden range featured eight individual models across two small body sizes familiar from the Lowden range, the ‘S’ and the ‘W’ series. Ed Sheeran plays both player friendly sizes which are ready and responsive at home, on stage, and on the road.

Featuring a choice of solid wood tops, the range offers a selection of options including cutaways and soundbox bevel. Models start at £492 and can be ordered direct from their website Sheeran Guitars

The Tour Edition Limited Edition

As seen on stage in the hands of Ed Sheeran, this limited edition model celebrates Ed’s fourth world tour, ‘Mathematics’. The guitar features ‘Mathematics’ fretboard inlays (+ – = ÷ x) in recognition of the platinum- selling albums and record-breaking tours that have defined his career to date. In addition, the truss rod cover features an Ed silhouette inlay.

The Sheeran Guitars Tour Edition model is available to order in a ‘W’ size body, featuring Ed’s preferred choice of Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a solid Sitka Spruce top often used on his stage guitars along with an LR Baggs EAS VTC pickup system.

The S Series

Based on the successful Lowden S (small) body, The Sheeran by Lowden S models deliver a surprisingly deep voice despite their size. Beyond a choice of solid wood tops, the S series features a selection of woods, a cutaway, and soundbox bevel

The W Series

Based on the Lowden WL (Wee Lowden) body size as originally designed for Ed Sheeran, the W Series models offer a compact feel without compromising in tone over larger guitars.

The 2024 Stadium Edition Guitar

Already sold out!

The Ed Sheeran ‘Stadium Edition’ guitar is handmade with care and expertise by the skilled artisans, at Lowden Guitars. The ‘Stadium Edition’ is the first-ever fully handmade guitar from Sheeran By Lowden. Limited to just 150 pieces worldwide, each guitar is hand-signed by Ed Sheeran and George Lowden.

Hand-Signed, Limited, and Unmatched – c£4500

Website: Sheeran Guitars

Links to other pages

Best Acoustic Guitars under £1000
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