The new = guitar is limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide. It bears the Sheeran By Lowden W body size, with a body made from figured walnut back and sides and a sitka spruce top.
Signature appointments include a maple inlay of an equals symbol at the seventh fret, and a butterfly insignia on the truss rod cover and neck heel cap.
George Lowden said of the new instrument and their collaboration: “We have been honoured over the past years that Ed has chosen to play Lowden guitars both on-stage and in studio. We are delighted to have established a close ongoing relationship and are proud that Ed entrusted us to create the Sheeran by Lowden range of guitars which will be played by him and enjoyed by a number of his fans around the world.”
The limited-edition instrument does not have a price yet, however you can register your interest to be notified when it’s up for sale over at sheeranguitars.com.
= is Sheeran’s fourth studio record, and was released on 29 October of this year. It was preceded by lead singles Bad Habits, Overpass Graffiti and Shivers.