Arthur Robb
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Extraordinary and Unique Projects

owned by Julian Bream

In 2023 I was contacted by the Julian Bream Trust. They asked me to repair a 10 course lute made by Luc Breton of Switzerland which Julian Bream had owned and played.

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The soundboard had several cracks which were accessed by lifting a portion of the soundboard. I was surprised to see that the glue used by Monsieur Breton was cascamite, but it seems this was common with some of Bream's lutes.

The lute will be exhibited in the Dorset Museum in Dorchester
alongside the Thomas Hardy exhibition, which includes Hardy's own violin.

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