Kevin Aram Guitars
Kevin Aram Guitars
Kevin Aram is a fine English luthier. Aram has garnered a superb reputation and there is now a waiting list for Kevin Aram guitars. The wait time is currently more than two years and growing and as such we are even more proud to showcase a number of his fine guitars here at London Guitar Studio.
About Kevin Aram
Kevin Aram was born in 1949 and grew up in Nottinghamshire, England. He became a fulltime luthier in 1978 and now lives and works in Devon. He initially combined making with restoring and repairing instruments which gave him the chance to work with and examine many of the finest instruments in the world. This helped him to understand the guitars and to evolve his own approach. He worked on guitars by Vicente Arias, Arcangel Fernandez, Ignacio Fleta, Domingo Esteso, Herman Hauser, Santos Hernandez, Manuel Ramirez, Jose Romanillos and David Rubio.
Aram has now produced over 400 instruments with most being smaller guitars with spruce tops and in the Torres and Hauser tradition. He also builds the occasional Flamenco, Electric and Cigar Box Guitar. He mostly utilises Indian Rosewood for the backs and sides of his classical pieces but his instruments also feature Rippled Maple, Bird's Eye Maple, Zircote, Yew, Walnut, African Blackwood, Madagascan Rosewood, Cypress and Brazilian Rosewood. He usually fashions Brazilian cedar necks and ebony fingerboards. Aram also enjoys sourcing and utilising native timbers and maintains significant stocks.
Aram guitars are notable for their great beauty, playability, reliability, projection and musicality. Each instrument is given a name. Aram has built guitars for many leading musicians including Julian Bream who purchased "La Cancion" in 1986 and subsequently "Myrtle". Both guitars have been used in Bream's worldwide concert performances.