Luthier

Lowry Guitars

Luthier
Andrew Lowry
Location
France

Originally from Northern Ireland, Andrew Lowry has been building custom guitars professionally in the north of France since 2014

He builds in a contemporary style, aiming for simplicity and elegance of form, and a tone rich in sustain and harmonics influenced by the Irish tradition of guitar-making. He currently offers two models (Braid and Carrick), named for prominent landmarks in his native county of Antrim, Northern Ireland. 

“As with all artisans, I am constantly learning, evolving my craft, striving to produce ever better work.”

Each instrument is truly unique, not only in the choice of materials, but in how they are prepared and worked, be it adapting the bracing for the characteristics of each top, or carving the neck according to the client's preferences.

The North American Guitar has long been a showcase for the best guitars the world of luthiery has to offer. I'm proud to have them represent my work, and look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration

Andrew Lowry

The Guitars

Lowry Guitars currently offer two models, find out more below:

Models

Braid

The Braid is the smallest model offered by Lowry, thought to be the most similar to a 00 model. It is a small-bodied, well-balanced and comfortable guitar. It has a short scalelength of 629mm, and 13 frets to the body.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
260mm/90mm
Lower bout width/depth
365mm/110mm
Length
480mm
Waist
228mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
European or sitka spruce
Back and sides
Indian rosewood
Neck
Brazilian mahogany
Neck profile
c
Fretboard
African ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Nut material
bone
Nut width
45mm
Peg head veneer
ebony
Pickguard
none
Rosette
wood, matching back and sides
Purfling
top, back, sides
Body binding
ebony or Rocklite ebano, subject to availability
Bridge
ebony
Pins
ebony
Saddle material
bone
Saddle type
compensated
String spacing
58mm at saddle
Scale length
629mm, 13 frets to body

Carrick

The Carrick is a mid-size guitar, intended primarily as a fingerstyle instrument, which encapsulates a full sound, rich in harmonics and sustain.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Scale length
645mm, 14 frets to body
Upper bout width/depth
275mm/90mm
Lower bout width/depth
380mm/114mm
Length
490mm
Waist
233mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
European or sitka spruce
Back and sides
Indian rosewood
Neck
Brazilian mahogany
Neck profile
c
Fretboard
african ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Nut material
bone
Nut width
45mm
Peg head veneer
ebony
Pickguard
none
Rosette
wood, matching back and sides
Purfling
top, back, sides
Back strip
none
Body binding
ebony or Rocklite ebano, subject to availability
Bridge
ebony
Pins
ebony
Saddle material
bone
Saddle type
compensated
String spacing
58mm at saddle

Explore Lowry Guitars

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

Secure payment methods

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Fully insured global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied