Brian Cohen SOLD
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640 mm Scale, 52 mm Nut. Fine-grained Spruce Soundboard and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. French-polish. Rodgers Tuners. 20 Frets. 7 Fan Braces and a bridge strap. It has a Mini Millenium fingerboard, unlike the larger Millenium style. There is a cut kerfing liner that attaches the top to the sides and there is a single liner attaching the sides to the back.
The late great Julian Bream CBE owned a guitar made by his compatriot, which was a 1991 Brian Cohen Guitar.
In the 1990s, at the request of the master Julian Bream, he borrowed the Hauser I, which was used by Bream himself, and researched and produced a Hauser-type guitar.
"I am an established professional luthier, having made over 500 instruments of various types (at the time of updating this website - 2020) since 1972.
Having started out making and repairing guitars in South Africa, ( where the Abreu Brothers visited and I did an emergency repair to their 2 fine Rubio 'New York period' guitars) in 1974 I traveled to the U.K. in search of an 'apprenticeship'- (hopefully with David Rubio [1934-2000], which in the event did not take place- however, David became a good friend, and remained a friend right until the end, and during the 26 years I knew him, DR did much to inspire me. David Rubio gave his advice and support generously and freely over the years, for which I am eternally grateful. I did also work for him on occasions as an 'outworker'. I made many lutes, theorbos, chittarone, violas da gamba, violins and cellos, etc. In 1986 I won the prestigious Crafts Council Award, for cello construction, the only cello maker to have done so.
My instruments are played by musicians all over the world, (at last count some 42 countries,) including Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, Israel, Norway, Japan, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Thailand, Brazil, and Ireland.
(I also have most of David Rubio's cello moulds, and some of his violin moulds too)"