PHOTOS: Curly walnut, curly maple, ebony.
Cupid has beautiful tone. The hollow body character is strong but with a clarity only a Rick Toone instrument can deliver. Sounds very balanced across the spectrum with rich bottom end, punch and focus in the midrange, shimmer and clear attack in the highs. It also seems to have great sustain. (Ede Wright)
Technology meets Art with a special emphasis on aesthetics! Black & white was an excellent color scheme to highlight the guitar's curves and sweet spots. Great chord voicings on a delicious standard tune! Although the pyrotechnics of the speed masters you've featured before are mightily impressive, I confess to being a sucker for rich harmonies. (Gary Culver)
VIDEO: David Newsam performs "Blame It On My Youth" (1934). University of New Hampshire Paul Creative Arts Center.
VIDEO: David Newsam original composition "Maya the Bee" written for his daughter.
David is a monster player. (Steve Sjuggerud)
These pieces are beautiful! David is a master. What a fascinating guitar!!! Another totally unique design. (Gabe Lopez)
PHOTOS: DiMarzio custom OEM pickup designed by Steve Blucher. Tone knob is a push-pull coil split. Carbon fiber.
PHOTOS: Titanium headstock hanging ring.