P. Bernabé Sr. (* 2. Juli 1932 in Madrid; † 10. Mai 2007 Madrid) was one of the greatest and most renowned luthiers from Spain. Before he founded his first workshop in 1969, where along with his son Paulino Jr. he built guitars from the 1980s onwards, Paulino Sr. worked in José Ramirez III’s workshop in the 1950s and 1960s. Bernabe guitars are still played in major venues all around the world today. Thibaut Garcia for instance, the winner of the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) competition, has been playing on a Bernabe for several years.
This model has been developed as a cost-effective alternative to the more elaborate instruments from the Paulino Bernabe workshop and offers high sound quality and best playability e.g. for students or guitarists with a limited budget. A lovely honey-colored spruce top combined with straight-grained Indian rosewood back and sides result in a very appealing traditional instrument. This guitar is in almost perfect condition with only a very few superficial marks on the back. Since it has been played regularly over the last ten years, this M10 has a richly open and generous sound. The notes sound very clear and have a good balance between the registers.
This Bernabé is the perfect choice for ambitious guitarists who are looking for a high quality handmade Spanish guitar with beautiful sound character and good value for money.
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