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Pat Helms
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« on: September 16, 2023, 11:57:19 AM »

This is a lonesome part of the house.  Hello.  Hello?

I recently got a Lowden F25C (......which I'm enjoying very much!).

Its gotten me curious.  Does anyone know much about Richard's evolution with Lowden models.  I guess it's pretty safe to say he did'nt start with a Richard Thompson Signature. First time I noticed him with one was between Amnesia and Rumour & Sigh.  I've never seen him play one without a cedar top - so I'm guessing an early 20s model (if such designations even existed in the early 90s).

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2023, 10:43:21 PM »

Wikipedia says

Since the early 1990s, Thompson has made prominent use of Lowden acoustic guitars for studio and live work; Lowden have made a signature model for him. Before this he used a Martin 000-18 as well as instruments built by Danny Ferrington.

For live work, his acoustic guitars are fitted with a Sunrise pick-up and an internal condenser microphone. The output from the pick-up is usually fed into some effects pedals, typically a delay pedal and a Uni-Vibe.


Hope that's at least a start.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2023, 01:52:35 AM »

Thank you, Andy. Never saw the Ferrington live, but well remember that Martin.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2023, 09:58:27 AM »

The Ferrington was a solid body https://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/177999/richard-thompsons-ferrington

I saw him playing that in uk in 2007.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2023, 03:16:37 PM »

I believe the Ferrington referance is to the one here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/236298311668525172/
Richard is pictured with his on both Small Town Romance and Hand of Kindness.  
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2023, 05:39:57 PM »

I'm sure there used to be a whole rig rundown on RT's website. If it's gone, The Way back Machine is a useful tool to dig out old content.
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