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 Paulino Bernabé Concierto guitar model from 2019 is a remarkable instrument designed for the professional guitar player who seeks high-quality sound and projection for concert performances. This guitar boasts an impressive volume and projection, making it ideal for filling large venues with its clear, refined, and balanced tone that boasts a long bell-like sustain. The guitar’s voice is immensely satisfying, offering a wide range of sound colors, dynamic possibilities, and generous resonance that make it a truly expressive instrument. In addition to its exceptional sound quality, the craftsmanship and choice of materials make this guitar a stunning visual work of art. The spruce top is gorgeously matched with the back and sides made of superb Madagascar rosewood, offering an alluring harmony of colors and patterns that exude sophistication and elegance. This pre-loved instrument is in excellent condition, with only several superficial playing marks, providing an excellent opportunity for guitar enthusiasts to own a great Madrid-style guitar at a very attractive price.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Madagascar rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G/G#|
|Tuners:||Schaller Grand Tune|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|