Richard Newman - Berkshire

  • Year:

    2012 - named 'Carmela'

  • Body:

    Back and sides of very attractive Swartzia Cubensis - a non-endangered, wood from Brazil that can be mistaken in its appearance for rosewood - with double-line, maple purflings. All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - of fine quality with distinctive grain lines, sourced from Paul Fischer and cut many years ago.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly Sloane with weave pattern side-plates and mother-of-pearl buttons, mounted on a head faced with the same wood as the back & sides and with centre purfling strip.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 43mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1570 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    Richard Newman is consistently producing persuasive quality instruments that sound good and look good. Made in traditional manner and style, they have seven fan-struts, generally as Torres. The workmanship and finish is very pleasing and most importantly, they have refined musical qualities. These hand-crafted instruments are a very good buy with refinement and sublety at a price that is very competitive.
    This one, like the previous one, has an air resonance down around F which gives a profound depth of bass, yet has a good treble, nicely in balance with the bass and middle. The bass sound character of this and other recent Newman guitars has a distinct similarity in my ear, to many Romanillos guitars.
    Richard's guitars have been bought by some good players and have come to the attention of and been recommended by tutors at some of the main colleges and conservatoires.

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  • Price:
    Sold May 2013. Please enquire for other guitars from this maker coming soon.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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