Avalon started out as Lowden Guitars, and became Avalon when George Lowden went his own way more than 10 years ago. Avalons are built in the same shop by several of the same luthiers that were building Lowden branded guitars back then. Avalons are equal if not better in build quality to Lowdens, and have the same bell-like sound and ease of playing. At Woodstock Guitars, we usually have a small but fine selection of Avalon guitars in stock at both our locations in Denmark.