13 string Baroque Lute, made by Julian Bream's Luthier.
Spruce Soundboard and 9 stave Maple back. French Polish. Repaired in 1989 by. F. Le Ciel, see label. The neck is dead straight and there is no sagging in the top whatsoever. It weighs 37 ozs. = 2 lbs, 5 ozs. very light, considering Ebony Peg box. Signed Label.
Ex-collection: Dr. Richard Savino.
Two small cracks (1/4" and 1/2") below bridge under the 1st at the bottom edge, looking close you will see parchment edging around the soundboard after the 1989 repair, very common at times since the 1,500's. This sale includes a Kingham Case.
Mostly identified with the Lute recordings of Julian Bream in the 1960's, David was a consummate luthier making Violins, Cellos, Harpsichords, and his very well known Classical Guitars.
This is the 1st great lute we have had in many years, back 20 years ago we had in stock a 1913 Hermann Hauser I lute ex-Collection Karl Scheit, shown on page 181 in the book "The Classical Guitar" by Maurice Summerfield, published in 1991.