Selection by Body Shape
A number of attributes are explained below but these are indications rather than dogmatic distinctions.
The important issue is always: it must suit you!
Concert Body shape
The Concert shape is our latest "little one", which fulfills the long-cherished wish for a small body Lakewood guitar by all means. The body is distinctively smaller than our A-shape, though the scale length is with 630 mm not as short as it would be on a Parlour or travel guitar.
This circumstance is the reason why the new small Concert shape guitars of Lakewood are tonally big with very good projection and a lot of power.
Auditorium Body shape
This is the smallest body shape in the Lakewood range. The neck has 12 frets to the body, as compared to all the other shapes which have 14 frets to the body. This makes the auditorium particularly compact and comfortable, especially suitable for players of a slighter build. Due to its fast response, the auditorium is enjoyed by flat pickers and blue grass players.
Grand Concert Body shape
The Grand Concert is evidently our most popular body shape. This body size fits most players and suits a diversity of styles. That would include primarily finger style players and of course also general song accompaniment, especially in the rock or pop categories.
Dreadnought Body shape
For most, the dreadnought has immediate visual appeal. This is 'the classic' among steel string guitars. Typically, this form is the choice of singer/songwriters. Legends like Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and John Lennon were all dreadnought players.
Jumbo Body shape
This is our 'Biggie', able to convince by way of sheer power. It is the typical singer/songwriter guitar which, with its rich voice, provides a solid foundation for solo performances. The narrower neck comfortably allows thumb fretting.