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 he worked along with his son Paulino Jr. 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.
The ”Concierto” model is one of the most representative models of Paulino Bernabé. It is part of the “P.B.” models, the most prestigious line built by the master, and stands out thanks to its single sides made of 15 years old Granadillo. This 2017 guitar is a great opportunity to acquire a high-quality concert guitar at an attractive price. With a perfectly repaired crack on the back, and a few playing marks on the top, this guitar’s price was sensibly chosen to make it accessible to a guitarist seeking for an authentic Spanish sound at a reasonable budget. It already has a fully open sound with endless sustain and rich overtones.
|Body and sides:||Granadillo|
|Air resonance frequency:||F#|