Guitar no. 17/117
This is my latest 1940 Bream/Hauser I model, this time a shorter scale ( 640mm) version. It was built for Dominik Johnson, who is a composer of film and TV music and a very talented player of plucked instruments, including classical guitar. Dominik has just done some recording on it for documentary background music, and has made a couple of short videos too. Go to my recordings page or click here to listen to them.
A few words from Dominik after receiving his new guitar::
Dominik Johnson - Composer/Musician
"I've been in love with the sound of Julian Bream's guitar music since I was a teenager. So when the time came for me to have a Spanish Guitar made I wanted to work with a luthier who had worked with Julian Bream and who had worked on his "1940 Hauser" instrument. I was very impressed with Rohan's craftsmanship when I tried a number of his other Guitars back in 2015/16 so I visited his workshop down in the lovely town of Lewes and was so impressed with his Hauser/Bream copy that I commissioned one from him immediately. Six months later it's now in my hands and I'm about to record a new soundtrack album with it in the studio. It's a stunning instrument with all the characteristics of a Hauser (low resonance, smooth top-end, lightly built, slightly old-world sound and a dream to play). Rohan has a wonderful, sensitive touch when building instruments and the whole process was a wonderful experience with him from discussing wood grains, design ideas, feel and tone colours. He was always on hand to answer questions, give construction or cosmetic suggestions. I've worked with all kinds of luthiers all over the world and he's one of the best! Thanks for a wonderful instrument Rohan! Dom "