Okay!! So I went ahead and did a lot of work on the guitar page on the Julian Bream site. Can all you Delcamp members that are into guitar specifics take a look and see if I got something wrong? I would greatly appreciate the help. The list you all have been adding to for years was a great help and a great starting point. I'm sure he has owned more guitars than this but it will be difficult to track it all down, if not nearly impossible. I broke up the classical guitar list into two sections. Guitars used as an adolescent and guitars used as an adult. The youth guitars range from the first small Ibanez that was given to him for his 11th birthday all the way through 18 years of age and was forced to enlist in the army. These guitar were given to him and he did not have much of a choice on what was available to him due to his age and limited family finances. After the army period, he was basically on his own and making his own choices. It's the adult guitar list that will likely never really be complete because it seems like a lot of guitars have passed through Julian Bream's hands. I also have a separate page for early guitars and for lute.
A few other question for all of you. Julian switched guitar very frequently, nearly with every couple of record albums. In the Music of Spain series it seems like he used the Romanillos 1973 guitar for all the recording. Should I assume that these were all the same Romanillos 1973 guitar? Romanillos was building a lot of instruments for him throughout the 70's and 80s. He could have possibly built more than 1 guitar in the same year that Bream took a liking to.
Now to the guitars on the album covers. It does not look like new photographs were taken for every album release and so there might have been situations were an older picture with a guitar was used for a current release where a different guitar was actually used. I have always thought that the photo from The Art of Julian Bream is the same photo shoot as the album cover from a few years later Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar. He did use different guitars on both of these albums. He used a Houser on TAOJB and a Bouchet on PCFSG. According to Guitar Salon International the guitar on the TAOJB cover is the Houser (that I think they still have). That would make the guitar on PCFSG a Houser as well although he actually used 2 different Bouchets on that album release. Maybe I'm getting a little too overboard here but I find it all very interesting.
I also decided to list the guitar in the order that they came into Bream possession. I put the newer guitar at the top of the page and it goes down to the earliest guitars he owned when he was younger.
http://www.julianbreamguitar.com/happy- ... years.html
Thanks for the help,