Bushmills Distillery, Lowden Guitars, and Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance teamed up to make the first acoustic guitar made with copper from the famous distillery
Bushmills Distillery and Lowden Guitars have come together to make the first acoustic guitar made with copper from the famous distillery. The limited edition “Bushmills x Lowden Black Bush” was a cooperative venture between Colum Egan, Master Distiller at The Old Bushmills Distillery, Master Luthier George Lowden and which also included Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance who leant his finely tuned musical ears to the project.
Master luthier George Lowden, whose acoustic guitars have been used by some of the world's most famous artists, including Ed Sheeran, said: "I was fascinated with the copper from the original pot stills at The Old Bushmills Distillery. Not only is it a beautiful metal to work with but it's amazing to think this material has had whiskey flowing over it for hundreds of years.” In addition to the copper from the original pot stills, wood from oloroso sherry casks has been incorporated into the guitar’s construction.
Retail price of the 25 guitar limited edition is approximately approximately $13,000 U.S. (£9,800).
This is the second joint venture for the two companies which introduced the Bushmills Lowden F-50 acoustic guitar in 2017.
To watch a special session of Foy Vance & Beoga, debuting the new guitar click here.
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