José Luis & Liam Romanillos of Semley

  • Year:

    1984 - From the personal collection of Julian Bream's performance instruments - a one-off renaissance-style 4-course guitar labelled, signed and dated by José & Liam Romanillos.

  • Body:

    2-piece book-matched back of cypress

  • Front:

    European spruce, ebony tie-block. By comparison with the baroque-style guitar, this is much more simply made and with a rose and decorative tiles in the front which are more rustic in quality.

  • Tuners:

    Hand-carved wooden pegs on a head that is rosewood veneered on the front..

  • Scale:

    600mm. Central American cedar neck. 4-course with 4 pairs of strings.

  • Neck Width:

    45mm at the nut

  • Condition:

    In excellent, original condition - no repairs and no cracks. A simply-made instrument offered as a combined lot with the more refined and decorative baroque-style José Romanillos instrument separately listed.

  • Comments:

    Used by Julian Bream originally on RCA Victor and BMG Classics recordings and re-released on The Music of Spain compilations in 1993 - hear volume 27, Fantasia XIV by Mudarra on track 1. It can also be seen and heard on the DVD's Guitarra and My Life in Music. A rare chance to own instruments commissioned by Julian Bream and played by him in concerts, on CD's and DVD's.

    José Luis Romanillos - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold in 2007. Custom-fit case by Roger A Bamford included. Sold as a pair with the 1982 Romanillos baroque-style instrument separately listed - and to include a hand-written letter to the buyer from Julian Bream confirming his ownership. A truly unique collector or enthusiast opportunity. Only available from Kent Guitar Classics.
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