I’m not really sure who else plays Ed Sheeran Signature guitars, other than Ed himself. I’m sure there are plenty of guitarists who have bought one and use it, but I just don’t know who they are.
However, Mr. Sheeran would like to increase the number of young guitarists who own these signature instruments, according to a recent report.
Ed is partnering with the Lowden company of Northern Ireland to produce a line of acoustic guitars called “Sheeran by Lowden”. He wants to get these instruments into the hands of young players, so they can go on to become good players in their own right.
At launch the Sheeran by Lowden range features eight individual models across two small body sizes familiar from the Lowden range, the ‘S’ and ‘the Wee.’SheeranGuitars.com
Depending on which part of the SheeranGuitars.com website you believe, there are either 5 guitars in the Small series and 3 in the Wee series, or there are 4 in each. I’m going with 4 in each because there are specs for that many.
The Small series has models S01 through S04. The Wee series has W01 through W04. The main difference between the series is the length of the fretboard. The Small measures 24 ⅘ inches, while the Wee is almost an inch shorter at 24 inches even.
Other small differences include the S03 and S04 having a cutaway. All but the S01, W01, and W02 sport a soundbox bevel, and all but the S01 and W01 have LR Baggs Element VTC pickups (effectively making them acoustic-electric guitars).
The woods used in each model of the same number (for example, the S01 and the W01) are the same. All 8 models have ebony fretboards and bridges, as well as mahogany necks. See the table below for differences in woods for other parts of the guitars.
|S01 / W01||S02 / W02||S03 / W03||S04 / W04|
*The S04 may have head facings of walnut, as opposed to figured walnut.
These guitars are available at many locations in Europe (mostly in the UK) and also several in the United States – in Massachusetts, Missouri, Arizona, and California. South Africa, Canada, China, and Thailand also have outlets.