Richard Newman - Berkshire

  • Year:

    2014 - named 'Bella'

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - dark, straight-grained... lovely stuff - with double-line purflings of maple. All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce of fine quality and some age, bought from the timber stock of Paul Fischer. A very silky top with lovely colour and even grain width. Beautiful, hand-crafted rosette, matching purfling and rosewood bridge with bone framing to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Gotoh with brass side-plates and ivoroid kidney buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51.5 mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1525 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 has an air resonance around F# which gives a strong 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. Please ask about other new ones in stock
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

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