Richard Newman – 2016


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Richard Newman was born in 1964 and studied classical guitar in the mid 90’s under Richard Wright (now head of guitar at the Yehudi Menuhin school of music). During his studies he learned much about sound production and set out to find a good guitar with a traditional “old world sound”. Failing to find the desirable instrument, Richard enthusiastically decided, as he had worked with wood for many years as a tree surgeon, to try to build his own guitar. Richard built a handful of guitars, and with much encouragement from players, left his job and enrolled in a full-time guitar making course at the London Guildhall University in 2001. After completing the course, Richard set up a workshop in Ascot, Berkshire, where he builds around twelve guitars a year. Richard builds using very little machinery, concentrating on using traditional hand tools and glues, as he feels it is important to be in touch with the materials to maintain control over his work. Richard has also received a lot of guidance and advice from professional players and other makers over the years. He also studied many master guitars, which has helped him evolve as a maker and produce well balanced guitars with a low body resonance and fine projection. Richard continues creating guitars with the great passion and enthusiasm. This guitar is named “Benita” and has a European spruce top, back and sides are made of Indian rosewood. The tuning machines are made by Gotoh. Included is a Hiscox Pro II hard case

Luthier: Richard Newman
Construction year: 2016
Top: Spruce
Back and sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 650 mm
Nut: 52 mm

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