Every single one of Philipp’s guitars is the product of a long, intensive process. He uses all his knowledge and experience to produce high quality instruments. Therefore, he never builds more than two guitars at the same time, so that he can concentrate on every detail. Since the sound of the instrument depends greatly on the type of material that are used, he uses only the best quality tone woods and no prefabricated parts at all. A guitar is not finished until it completely satisfies his demands for a clear and open sound with full, round basses, velvety facials, clear, brilliant trebles, modulated timbre, a singing, sustained tone and responsiveness. The results are melodious, unique pieces and professional instruments for guitarists. His work is based on the Spanish Granada tradition of guitar making using time-tested techniques. The methods incorporate an analysis of historic guitars and modern insights into acoustic processes and the wishes of today’s musicians. Whilst he is very traditional, he is also open to experiments. He tries to combine traditional instrument building skills with modern methods in order to develop the sound of the guitar for the future.
This new 2018 Philipp Neumann guitar already has an incredible openness. Its sound is enveloping the guitarist to give an immediate playing satisfaction and projecting clearly giving to this guitar all the attributes of a great concert instrument. The very fine wooden and precious stones inlays on the rosette and head-plate enhances the attractiveness of the instrument and highlight the delicate spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. It is great concert guitar combining a striking craftmanship and an admirable playability and tone quality. The tuners are made by Sloane. Delivered with a Artonus case.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|