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“Lakewood guitars are handcrafted German quality guitars made by Martin Seeliger and his team. The craftsmanship of the Lakewood luthiers is not only expressed in the flawless finish, but especially in the sound: a deep warm sound, resonant, with beautiful overtones and with a lot of clarity.
More than 30 years ago the trademark Lakewood was born. Martin Seeliger, owner and experienced luthier found the name on a map near Lake Erie and made it his brand name – so the first cornerstone was laid. The focus is on flawless craftsmanship and spectacular sounds. “
The Lakewood D-32 is part of the Deluxe series. Crafted with Indian rosewood and a solid AAA European spruce top with subtle decorations, this guitar has a beautiful appearance. This Lakewood D32 is in very good condition. It has a relatively low saddle and low action, and is ideally suited to flat pickers.
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Width: 397 mm - 15.6"
Depth: 114 mm - 4.5"
Solid European Spruce Top
Solid Indian Rosewood Bracing - standard shifted X bracing
1-ring rosette, with rosewood inlay and abalone trim
Rosewood body bindings, w/ multiple purfling
Neck Material: Cedar
Neck Profile: C
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut width: 44.8 mm - 1.8"
Scale Length: 650 mm - 25.6"
String spacing: 54 mm - 2.1"
Tuners: Lakewood die-cast Sealed Back (Gold)
This is a fine, well made dreadnought from the highly regarded Lakewood brand based in Giessen, near Frankfurt Germany. Here’s a link to some very informative videos from their workshop - https://www.lakewood-guitars.com/lakewood_workshop.php
This guitar sounds big and chimey with a full, natural sound. It is well balanced with clear, articulate highs, a punchy midrange and enough bottom end to satisfy a Martin aficionado.
It is well crafted from high end materials, and is finished with admirable attention to detail.
The guitar is a one owner instrument – bought new in Sydney in 2015 and looked after very well. There is barely a mark to be seen on this instrument. It has never been played onstage, only in a home setting with friends.
It would suit a new buyer, but actually feels better than a new instrument because it has settled over time and been played in nicely.
Comes in its Lakewood branded Hiscox hard case in new condition.
Video demo from Lakewood - D32 2020 - https://youtu.be/u-Kw69V5SEI