Paulino Bernabe 1972 1a Brazilian/Cedar
Back and Sides Brazilian Rosewood
Width at nut 52 mm
Scale length 66 cm
A legendary Spanish luthier! Paulino Bernabe was the appointed head of the great team of luthiers working for Jose Ramirez in the 1960's. In 1970 he established his own workshop and his instruments have been played by many concert artists including the Spanish maestro, Narciso Yepes. They are of the very highest quality and workmanship is meticulous. The Brazilian rosewood back of this instrument is stunning. The sound is warm with excellent clarity and the variety of tone colours easily available gives great expressive quality with excellent projection.
This particular instrument is completely constructed by the maestro at the height of his powers. It has been played (a lot!) and there are many areas of playing wear but no cracks and there are golpeadores fitted which could be removed. The instrument has been refretted and is a delight to play.
- NOTE: This instrument is in our Archives section and is not for sale.
What can I say? The guitar has arrived and is everything I expected it to be. Really it is hard to imagine how these guitars can be improved on but no doubt they do. Maybe next year I'll go in for his double top, it must be awesome! Thanks again.
Best regards, Robert, Isle of Lewis
Xuefei Yang, Chinese Concert Virtuoso
It is always a pleasure shopping at The Classical Guitar Centre. Great range of goods and friendly, knowledgeable service.