'His workmanship is of a very high order. All those I tried had excellent balance and projection, with a characteristic quality of tone.' John Mills.

'Such a pleasure to play. Altogether a delight to the eye and the ear.'
Peter Nuttall.
'With regard to Shaun...believe me the man is a true craftsman, I was VERY impressed.' Gordon Giltrap
'This guitar....has an outstanding upper treble response with very good sustain. The notes join beautifully. It has a bright overall sound and is exceptionally live.' Justin Shepherd.

For other reviews and testimonials, see here
'I have owned a Romanillos, Rubio, Fischer and Kohno so I am ranking this one with some of the best guitars available.' David Cottam

'Shaun Newman's guitars had everything necessary: good balance, clarity and a comfortable playing action.' Ray Burley

As you will see from the pages behind this one, I primarily make concert classical guitars, but also build other stringed instruments in accordance with customer requirements.

For every part of every instrument I use only the finest available woods. For instrument backs and sides I use rosewood, cypress, maple, Zebrano and increasingly less endangered species such as padouk, cherry, mahogany and grenadillo. Since the January 2017 changes to CITES regulations, and particularly as a result of restrictions on the movement and use of rosewoods I feel it is important to move into sustainable timbers. Most instrument fronts are master grade spruce but also finest quality cedar.

The site offers you a view of some of my instruments and the opportunity to hear some of my guitars. It also tells you how to contact me should you wish to consider a commission or to buy from stock. My workshop is based in Mid Devon, England.
Please see the 'Contact/Prices' page of this site for full details.