657 mm Scale, 52 mm Nut. Western Red Cedar Soundboard and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Original Gold Plated Landsdorfer Tuners. French Polished Soundboard, Lacquer back and sides. Original Kurman Case.
Provenance: Owned by the late Bunyan Webb (1935-1978), He gave classical guitar lessons to Chet Atkins, who also has played this guitar, as well as Alexandre Lagoya, Julian Bream, and Maestro Andres Segovia had played this very instrument, being colleagues of Bunyan Webb too.
This guitar is a consignment.
The following is from a Guitar News magazine of June / August, 1967: BUNYAN WEBB has performed throughout the United States and in Europe and Japan on the concert stage, radio and television during the past twelve years. He received most of his classic guitar training in Europe, studying in Spain, England, France and Italy with such famed musicians as Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya. In the United States Mr. Webb received his B.A. degree from South - Western College and continued his graduate study in music at Fresno State College and Stanford University. His earliest musical training was the study of the piano at an early age. After many years of training on that instrument he took up the study of the guitar as a classical instrument. Because of this broad academic and musical background, New York Times reviewer Allen Hughes said "Bunyan Webb represents an uncommon breed of classic guitar recitalist." Of Mr. Webb's performance in New York last fall, Hughes wrote that "the compositions were unhackneyed and of good quality, and Mr. Webb played them expertly and with affection", displaying an "instinct for color and rhythmic suppleness". In ceremonies marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Andrew Jackson,* Mr. Webb was invited to play for President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson at Jackson's home, The Hermitage. Next fall, Bunyan Webb will join the faculty of North Carolina State University at Raleigh as Artist-in-Residence.
The Black and White photo of Bunyan Webb at the end of the listing was taken at the Chateau Flamenco Club in New Orleans in September of 1970.