The model range of Lakewood guitars has always been assessable. The main reason is to keep it ascertainable by offering models that can be distinguished by major features, such as the wood of top, back & sides, neck widths or pickup systems. Each model is hosted by one of three superior series, which correspond to certain price ranges and model features.
One of the most popular models is the M-32 CP, a guitar that belongs to the Deluxe-Series. It’s got a AAA European spruce top with AAA rosewood back & sides. And this is where the idea for the new models starts!
During the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011 we are introducing two new Lakewood models within the scope of the 25th anniversary of Lakewood Guitars: The M-31 CP (Lakewood Grand Concert shape) and the D-31 CP (Lakewood Dreadnought shape). Those models belong to the Natural Series and claim the same basic features like their sisters, optically as well as in terms of main sound characteristics. Back & sides of the M-31 CP and D-31 CP are made of AA Indian rosewood and hold a top of AAA European spruce. Noble mahogany bindings grace this beautiful instrument that comes with cutaway and pickup system for a recommended retail price of € 2.080. Because of those new models it is now possible to obtain Indian rosewood in a Natural Series guitar, which used to be under reservation for the Deluxe Series in the past.
Further information will be available from April onwards at www.lakewoodguitars.com or by direct request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway, through the Lakewood guitar designing tool on the web site it is however possible to make your own personal customshop guitar in any way you can think of. The special thing about it is the visual creation of what you are just doing. The Lakewood customshop opens the door for any guitar you would like that we might have missed to make.
New option in the Lakewood Customshop: The relic version!
The Lakewood customshop is now offering a very special option that is real eye-catcher. If it is your wish you can order any Lakewood guitar as a relic version – artificially aged. The terms are not quite new anymore, because especially on electric guitars it has become very popular and is not at all a taboo anymore. But when it come to acoustic guitars people are not too familiar with the topic, since not many guitar makers are offering that option yet. Sometimes new guitars are not supposed to look like new but are expected to have an inherent character right from the start. Lakewood Guitars is probably one of the first acoustic guitar manufacturers that officially put that option on the list. For a bit of extra money you can now order any guitar in the customshop as a relic version, which results in getting your new guitar made to your personal preferences but then having it delivered as a “new used one”.
But is there an influence on the sound characteristics? Many musicians that tested our first relic models would swear that it did change something! But is it only a matter of subjective conception?