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Classical Guitars:
Classical guitars owned or loaned to Julian Bream while a professional adult guitarist

Guitar: Simon Ambridge, UK, Hauser replica (2009)

Date acquired: bought in 2009

Note

-No known recordings with this guitar.




Guitar: Gerhard J. Oldiges, Germany (2008)
Date: acquired: bought in 2008
Notes
-Built in the style of the Hermann Hauser I
-No known recordings with this guitar.
-Sold in 2009 by Kent Guitar Classics (click on the KGC link for more information on this guitar)




Guitar: Brian Cohen, UK (1997)
Date Acquired: bought in 1997
Notes

-The first guitar commissioned in 1991 was a replica of the Hermann Hauser I loaned to Julian Bream by Rose Augustine/Augustine Estate.
-During the years 1991- through 1996, eight guitars were commissioned by Bream. 
-No known recordings with this guitar.

-Sold in 2008 by Kent Guitar Classics (click on the KGC link for more information on this guitar)




Guitar: Gary Southwell, UK, Hermann Hauser I replica (1996)

Date acquired: bought in 199

Notes

- A 1996, bench replica of Rose Augustine's 1940 Hermann Hauser I guitar

-No known recordings with this guitar.



Guitar: Hermann Hauser I, Germany.  (1940)
Date: Loaned to Bream in 1991?
Notes

-Loaned to Bream in 1991?. Owned by Rose Augustine/Augustine Estate.
-Guitar used for the recording of the album To the Edge of Dream: Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Arnold recorded in October 1990, June 1991 and February 1992.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Nocturnal: Britten, Lutoslawski, Martin, Takemitsu and Brouwer recorded in September and October 1992.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album J.S. Bach recorded in October and November 1992.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Sonata: Paganini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Josérecorded in November 1993.

- Guitar was loaned to Julian Bream for about 20 years by the Augustine Estate.



Brian Cohen, UK, 1991
Date Acquired:
Notes

-The first guitar commissioned in 1991 was a replica of the Hermann Hauser I loaned to Julian Bream by Rose Augustine/Augustine Estate.

-During the years 1991- through 1996, eight guitars were commissioned by Bream. 
-No known recordings with this guitar.



Guitar: Kevin Aram, UK. (1988) " Myrtle"
Date: Purchased in 1988
Notes

-Likely the guitar used for the recording of the album La Guitarra Romantica recorded on October 1989 and August 1990. Selections 1, 7-18.




Guitar: Kevin Aram, UK. (1986)
Date: Purchased in 1988
Notes

-No known recordings with this guitar.




Guitar: Jeffrey R. Elliott, USA, (1986)

Date Acquired:

Notes

-No known recordings with this guitar.

-Possibly the guitar used for the recording of the album Guitar Concertos: Rodrigo and Brouwer recorded in July 7-9, 1987.

-Definitely the guitar on the cover of the album Guitar Concertos: Rodrigo and Brouwer but J. Elliott is not convinced it is his guitar on the recording.




Guitar: José Romanillos, UK/Spanish builder. (1985)
Date: Purchased in 1985
Notes

-No known recordings with this guitar.




Guitar: Hermann Hauser I, Germany. (1944)
Date: Purchased by Bream on 197
Notes
-Guitar used for the recording of the album Villa-Lobos: 12 Etudes for Guitar and Suite Populaire Brésilienne
recorded in May and June 1978.



Guitar: José Romanillos, UK/Spanish builder. (1973) No. 8
Date: Purchased by Bream on 1973
Notes

-Built specifically for Julian Bream

-Copy of a 1930 Hermann Hauser I guitar. [1]
-Guitar used for the recording of the album Julian and John/2 ("Together Again") recorded in June 1973.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Giuliani and Sor recorded in February and March 1974.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Rodrigo and Berkley recorded in November 1974 and May 1975.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Music of Spain, vol. 4 - The Classical Heritage: Sor and Aguado recorded in October and November 1980.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Music of Spain, vol. 5 - Plays Granados and Albéniz recorded in June and July 1982.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Music of Spain, vol. 8 - Joaquín Rodrigo recorded on October 1981, December 1982 and January 1983.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Dedication recorded on October and December 1981 and January 1982.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia recorded on February and May 1983

-Guitar used for the recording of the album ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain recorded in 1983/1984. Side 1 Boccherini: Fandango and entire Side 2.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album La Guitarra Romantica recorded in September 1983 and April 1984. Selections 2-6.



Guitar: Hernández y Aguado, Spain. (1965)
Date: Purchased by Bream on 197?
Notes
-Guitar used for the recording of the album Julian Bream '70s recorded in September 1972 and February 1973.




Guitar: Hermann Hauser I, Germany.  (1936)
Date: Purchased by Bream on 197?
Notes
-One of the guitars used for the recording of the album Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos recorded in February and May 1971.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Julian & John ("Together") recorded in July and August 1971.



Guitar: Hermann Hauser I, Germany.  (1950)
Date acquired: Purchased by Bream on 197?
Notes
-One of the guitars used for the recording of the album Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos recorded in February and May 1971.




Guitar: José Romanillos, UK/Spanish builder. (1969) No. 3
Date: Purchased by Bream on 1969
Notes
-Built specifically for Julian Bream




Guitar: Manuel Ramírez, Spain. (1968)
Date acquired: Purchased in 196?
Notes
-Guitar used for the recording of the album Romantic Guitar recorded in May 1970.




Guitar: Daniel Friederich, France. (196?)

Date acquired:

Notes

-Guitar used on tour 1969

-No known recordings with this guitar.




Guitar: David "Jose" Rubio, UK.  (1966)
Date acquired: Purchased by Bream on 1966.
Notes
-Commissioned by Julian Bream while Rubio was still in New York City, NY.

-Julian Bream used it at a performance in San Francisco, CA immediately after receiving it.
-Guitar used for the recording of the album Julian Bream and His Friends recorded in November and December 1967.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Classic Guitar recorded in September 1967 and September 1968.

Sources:
-"The English Gentleman Luthier, David Rubio: An Identity Born in the USA" by James Westbrook, Journal of the America Musical Instrument Society Vol. XLV 2019.
-Webmaster's numerous communications with Dr James Westbrook.





Guitar: David "Jose" Rubio, UK.  (196?)
Date acquired: likely 1965-66

Notes:

-Julian Bream traded his 1965 Rubio (below) for this guitar that was on the shelf at the Rubio shop in NY.

-This guitar was likely made at the same time as the originally commissioned guitar from 1965. Rubio would oftentimes make 3 guitars at a time.

- The "off the shelf" guitar is not mentioned in Rubio's order book since it was not specifically ordered by anyone. The exact number of this guitar is not known.

Sources:
-"The English Gentleman Luthier, David Rubio: An Identity Born in the USA" by James Westbrook, Journal of the America Musical Instrument Society Vol. XLV 2019.
-Webmaster's numerous communications with Dr James Westbrook.





Guitar: David "Jose" Rubio, UK.  SP/CSAR (1965) No. 40
Date acquired: Purchased by Bream on 1965.
Notes

-Commissioned by Julian Bream while Rubio was still in New York City, NY

-Used from 1965 to

-Guitar was a based on Jullian Bream's 1964 Robert Bouchet guitar.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album 20th Century Guitar recorded in September 1966.

-Despite the success of the 20th Century Guitar album, Bream took the guitar back to Rubio and ended trading it for a new guitar he had just built.

-Interesting story about the next buyer of this guitar as told by David Rubio. It was resold at a new guitar. Buyer wanted one that sounded more like Bream! 

-Click on the Guitar Salon International link for more information on this guitar- sorry this particular Rubios guitar is no longer on their site.

Sources:

-"The English Gentleman Luthier, David Rubio: An Identity Born in the USA" by James Westbrook, Journal of the America Musical Instrument Society Vol. XLV 2019.

-Webmaster's numerous communications with Dr James Westbrook.




Guitar: Robert Bouchet, France. (1964)
Date acquired: Purchased in 1964
Notes
-Guitar used for the recording of the album Baroque Guitar recorded in 1965.

-Guitar used by Bream for the recording of the album Julian Bream and John Williams "LIVE" recorded in October 1978.

-Both albums recorded on a 1964 Bouchet but not sure if it was the same guitar.

-This guitar is was stolen from a car.



Guitar: Robert Bouchet, France. (1960)
Date acquired: Purchased in 1962
Notes
-One of the 2 guitars used for the recording of the album Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Britten recorded in October 1963.

-Guitar used for the recording of  the album Music for Voice and Guitar recorded in September 1963 and March 1964.

-Guitar used for the recording of the album J.S. Bach: Lute Suites, Nos. 1 and 2 recorded in September and October 1965.



Guitar: Manuel Ramírez, Spain. (1963)
Date acquired: Purchased in 1962
Notes
-One of the 2 guitars used for the recording of the album Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Britten recorded in October 1963.




Guitar: Robert Bouchet, France. (1962)
Date acquired: Purchased in 1962
Notes
-One of the 2 Bouchet guitar used for the recording of the album Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar recorded in November & December 1962.



Guitar: Robert Bouchet, France. (1957)

Date acquired: Purchased in 1962

Notes

-One of the 2 Bouchet guitar used for the recording of the album Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar recorded in November & December 1962.




Guitar: Edgar Mönch, Germany/Canada, 1959

Date: Purchased by Bream in 1959

Notes

-Guitar used for the recording of the album Guitar Concertos recorded in September 1959.




Guitar: Hermann Hauser II, Germany. SP/CSAR (1957)
Date: Purchased by Bream in 1959
Notes

-Used from 1959 to 1963
-Guitar used for the recording and album cover of  The Art of Julian Bream recorded in October and November 1959.

-Sold to Robert Spencer, currently owned by Russell Cleveland (Dallas, USA)




Guitar: Hermann Hauser I, Germany. (1947)
Date: Purchased by Bream in 1956
Notes
--Guitar used to record A Bach Recital for the Guitar recorded in May 1956.




Guitar: Hector Quine, UK. (1954) No. 2

Date acquired: 1954

Notes

-Guitar used for Bream's fourth Wigmore Hall performance on September 1954

-Guitar used to record Spanish Guitar: Turina, de Falla, Sor, recorded in September 1955

-Guitar used to record Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba recorded in September 1955




Guitar: Hermann Hauser I, Germany. SP/CSAR (1928)
Date: Purchased by Bream on 1950
Notes

-Used in early recitals from 1950 to 1955
-Last restoration 1989
-Sold on January 18, 1992

-No known recordings with this guitar.



No specific information is known about the following guitars except for the builder.


Guitar: Matthias Dammann, Germany, cedar double top (sold)
Date Acquired:
Notes
-No known recordings with this guitar.




Guitar: Masaru Kohno, Japan, Model 50 (c.1960)

Date acquired:

Notes

-sold c.1990 auctioned through Sotheby

-No known recordings with this guitar.



Guitar: Santos Hernández

Date acquired:

Notes

-No known recordings with this guitar.



Webmasters notes:

Thank you to all that helped www.julianbreamguitar.com compile this significant amount of information. Thanks so much to Miles at Kent Guitar Classics and Guitar Salon International for all the useful information. Above all, I would like to give a special thanks to the guitar aficionados at the Delcamp Classical Guitar Forum. Some of those guys have been compiling and revising their Bream guitar list for decades. 


Guitar strings:

As of 1981, Julian Bream nearly always used Augustine Red label. 



Endnotes:

1- Julian Bream: My Life in Music