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Brian Cohen is one of the best contemporary builders in the world today, arguably the best and most respected in England. His guitars have gorgeous quality of sound and play easily. Although the aesthetics are unique to Cohen, this guitar is structurally based on the famous 1940 Hauser I (ex Augustine) made famous by years of playing by Julian Bream, and shares the same dimensions and bracing. The sound is bright and clear in character, but with great warmth and sophistication. Quick in response with very good projection, this is an excellent instrument for the concert stage. In addition, we would expect this guitar to be a dream to record with. Aesthetics are striking, including an aged spruce top, and a gorgeous straight-grained set of quarter-sawn Indian rosewood for the back and sides. Condition of this guitar is near-mint/like-new.