Kevin Aram was born on 13 August 1949 and grew up in Clipstone in Nottinghamshire. In 1978 he started constructing guitars full-time. Since then he has built more than 300 guitars. As a restorer he was also able to study instruments which were built by different great and important luthiers, like for example Vicente Arias, Paulino Bernabé, Domingo Esteso, Arcangel Fernandez, Ignacio Fleta, Santos Hernandez, Manuel Ramirez, Josè Romanillos and David Rubio. Since 1991 Kevin Aram focuses on the construction of guitars which follow the Torres tradition. One of the best known guitarists that owned a Kevin Aram guitar was certainly Julian Bream. The two men got to know each other personally in 1986 and in October of the same year, Bream bought the guitar “La Cancion”. Two years later, in 1988, a second guitar called “Myrtle” followed. Both instruments were played by Bream on concerts and “Myrtle” also for the CD “Julian Bream – La Guitarra Romantica”. Technically, the guitar shows an almost unsurpassable precision work made in England. The guitar has a strong, clear and sustained sound with very warm basses and an easy playability. The top is made of finely grained spruce wood, back and sides are made of East Indian rosewood. The original tuning machines are made by David Rodgers. A hardshell case is included.
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