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.
The Concierto model has a fantastic sound projection and volume, making it ideal for concert performances. It has a clear and fine tone, very balanced with a long sustain. Its volume is indeed very satisfying and this instrument projects strongly, easily filling an auditorium. The wide range of colours, the great dynamic possibilities and the generous sympathetic resonances make this guitar a truly expressive instrument.
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