2015 - named Pelagia
East Indian rosewood - dark, straight-grained... lovely stuff - with double-line purflings of maple to back and sides. All shellac french-polished.
European spruce of fine, silky quality and extremely close grain throughout. With beautiful, hand-crafted rosette, matching purfling and rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block. Shellac french-polished.
Gotoh 35G510 series with brass side-plates and ivoroid buttons
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
52mm at the nut with 44 mm string spacing.
New and looking very handsome.
All shellac french-polished.
Richard Newman is consistently producing persuasive quality instruments that sound good and look good. Made in traditional manner and style, 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 subtlety at a price that is very competitive.
These two have an air resonance down around F - F# which gives a strong depth of bass, yet has a good treble, nicely in balance with the bass and middle - and again reminding me of the sound character of 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.
Richard Newman - Click here to find out more about this maker
+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523
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