George Lowden Guitars Ltd – trading as Lowden Guitars


Down Business Park,
County Down,
BT30 9UP,
Northern Ireland

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Winners Of

  • 2020 International Trade

Following Lowden Guitars’ recent celebration of 45 years in the business of creating high-quality guitars, the outstanding legacy of founder and luthier George Lowden and his team of skilled guitar makers has been recognised with this prestigious award.

After learning to manufacture guitars ‘the hard way’ (through self-teaching), George Lowden established his company in 1974 with a mission to focus on craftsmanship, quality and experimentation with new shapes and innovations. This dedication to innovation has remained an important aspect of Lowden’s success and reputation, even as it grew from one workbench to a sprawling workshop where highly-skilled craftspeople train and work to preserve the company’s reputation for quality.

“It has taken a lot of hard work, patience and determination during the last 45 years and we are delighted and humbled to be among other home-grown companies and brands named in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise”, said George Lowden.

The launch of ‘Sheeran by Lowden’ helped the company achieve significant growth across its American and European export markets in 2019. This initiative saw Lowden produce a new brand of guitars in collaboration with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, a partnership which evolved naturally off the back of an established friendship between the globally-acclaimed star and the Lowden family. In addition, 2019 also saw Lowden grow its staff numbers and continue to develop its world-renowned guitar range, adding eight new models to its core collection and launching Lowden Strings and a suite of guitar care products.

Looking back on this year of significant growth and success for Lowden, David Ausdahl, Managing Director, said: ”Building on the long-standing reputation of Lowden as an aspirational guitar for players around the world of varying backgrounds; launching ‘Sheeran by Lowden’ has introduced our guitars to a whole new generation of players, encouraging many musicians on-the-rise to reach their highest potential in guitar playing. The whole team is pleased to congratulate George Lowden on this truly special commendation which recognises his dedication to continued growth while maintaining the outstanding reputation of the Lowden Guitars brand.”