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, 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 beautiful guitar features new and absolutely unique innovations. The spruce top is reinforced by inlayed cedar struts which insure a very homogeneous dome to the top. By the structural reinforcement, being perfectly assumed by these cedar inlays, the bracing can be worked in a very thin way which gives this guitar a fantastic volume and openness, preserving a full and rich quality of sound. As always with P. Neumann’s guitars, this instrument is strikingly easy to play, displaying an incredibly colourful tone and just as colourful woods and stones inlays.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
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