Our version of the solid body guitar design that started it all.
Prices start at around £1100 (-10% with student discount) for a solid Tulip Wood or Lime Wood body T , which has no front or rear contours or added top, with a single Iron Gear Dirty Torque or Tesla Shark humbucker pick-up, or single IronGear Steel Foundry single coil pickup, in the bridge position.
Unique, figured tone wood bodies or tops add between £150 and £500 to the basic cost of the instrument - visit the Shop page for more information on the body wood and top combinations we currently have available, or email us for details of the look / wood you'd like for your guitar.
We can source completely individual top and body woods especially for your guitar.
Sample video of the 2018 Gowen T in Paulownia; Wilkinson Hot Zebra Humbucker in the neck and generic 16k 'Rails' humbucker in the bridge; Blackstar ID Core 100 amp. Performed by Lucy Gowen (guitar), Sina (drums), Clarissa Mae and Andreea Munteanu (vocals).
T Standard Specification
Single cutaway body with either single or twin humbuckers, or single or twin single coils, finished in a hand rubbed oil finish.
Gotoh 510UB Wraparound / Modern Tele Bridge
Gotoh Tuning Machines
Optional carved top and rear contour
Schaller straplock buttons
All CTS switches and pots
Irongear Dirty Torque Humbucker or Irongear Tesla Sharkor Irongear Steel Foundry (standard or overwound) in Bridge position. Options for adding a second Irongear or House of Tone pickup.
Separate volume and Tone controls for each pickup (humbucker guitars only)
Maple/Mahogany neck, Rosewood /Ebony fretboard, dotted or trapezoid fret markers
648mm scale length (option for 628mm)
Medium-jumbo sized frets
Chrome Gotoh machine heads
Silver 1914 threepence inlaid in truss rod cover
The 2018 Gowen T we built for Lucy Gowen in Paulownia was our first ever prototype guitar. It weighed just 2.5Kg and had neck and bridge high output humbuckers. This guitar is now owned by singer Emma Marie of Colorado USA.
Since then we've built several Ts with both humbuckers and single coils, in a variety of woods.
In 2020 we began using more decorative, figured top woods, combined with contrasting body woods.