2nd July 2015
Newton Guitars featured in leading German music magazine G&B
Exciting news: one of my guitars is featured in the July issue of 'Gitarre & Bass'.
'Gitarre & Bass' is probably the leading professional music magazine in Germany for guitarists and bassists and it is marvellous to see one of my Newton NX Thinlines spread across three pages this month. Please try to get a look at a copy
The instrument is an NX Thinline with a body and neck made of Honduras Mahogany, and the top, fretboard, and headstock veneer, made from Katalox. You can find images of it on the 'NX Series' page, or below.
23. November 2015
Newton Custom Guitars Video auf YouTube
I visited the Rock-Pop Music School in Neumünster (in Northern Germany) recently and was surprised to find them rehearsing and filming a video clip about finger-picking with one of my prototype EXP 15 acoustics. Then I was invited to say something about it, so you can see and hear me searching for words live on film in the middle. Daniel, one of the teachers at the school, makes my guitar sound wonderful! Please take the time to watch it.
About Newton Guitars:
Guitars have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. While I was still quite young I began to repair and play used or broken guitars. I learnt my first real guitar making skills directly from my father and his colleagues, and I started building my own instruments while still a teenager.
In the years since then I've done many things; I've travelled quite a lot, and been involved in a number of exciting design projects and jobs, but I've never stopped playing and building guitars and basses.
Andrew Newton Guitars is my Guitar Design Workshop, based in Northern Germany, where I repair, modify, and create all kinds of guitars and basses.
Over the years I have learnt to appreciate functional forms combined with classic designs, graceful, flowing, curves, and simplicity over complexity wherever possible, and I try to incorporate these principles into my instruments.
I welcome a challenge, and I'd love to build for you any realistic instrument that you dare to imagine. However, I also offer a number of tried and tested designs that often serve as a basis for many musicians' needs.
Please take a look at the instruments on the following pages. Perhaps you will find exactly what you have been searching for, or a starting point for your own ideas: