Philipp Neumann is a young German guitarmaker originally based in Leipzig, Germany.He worked with many luthier such as Stephan Schlemper and created his guitar workshop in 2004. He now lives in Belgium. This guitar are traditional-built but with a strong innovation in the top. He made a lot of of research and finally decided to stiffen his top by adding 4 cedar inlaid bars in the back ot the top to reinforce it and increase loudness. The top is much stronger but not heavier. The bracing is traditional. As a result the guitar is loud and balance with a rather clear color sound which is balanced but the use of cedar. This new 2018 Philipp Neumann guitar is very opened. Its sound is thick and creamy .