- acoustic guitars
- classical guitars
Richard Newman is a classical guitar maker, based in the UK, who makes high quality handmade guitars in his workshop in Ascot, Berkshire. He has closely inspected many master guitars such as Hermann Hauser, Santos Hernandez, Hernandes y Aguado and D. Friederich to develop his own styles and experiment with building techniques over the years. He bases his current designs largely on the traditional style of Antonio de Torres. Due to the endagered status of rosewood, Newman also offers a maple backed classical guitar (which was often used in 19th century instruments before rosewood became popular).