1973 Paulino Bernabe cedar top classical guitar for sale-£10,000

by David
(South Wales)

This classical guitar is an incredible example of what a great luthier with brilliant materials is capable of achieving. The guitar was completely made by Paulino Bernabe in his workshop and in fact was made the same year as the guitar used by Narciso Yepes.

It has an incredible "golden " quality to it's sound and is remarkably rich and profound, yet also very mellow and hard to make sound harsh. It has fine sustain for a guitar made in the traditional style and has brilliant volume, certainly enough for any concert hall.

It would be impossible to get another guitar like this as Paulino Bernabe recently passed away and even the top model Bernabe guitars, costing more than my asking price, have not actually been made by Paulino since at least 1990.

No guitars under £10,000 that I have played even come close to this guitar, especially for tone production or even for volume. The best comparison I could make for this guitar would be the Ramirez Centenario which costs at least £13,000.

The top has been refinished around 15 years ago and there are two wooden inserts in the top that in no way affect the sound of the instrument. There are a few nail marks that you can only see when you look at the guitar in a certain way. Other than that the guitar is in immaculate condition.

I've set the price at £10,000 (roughly $20,000) simply because when compared to guitars below this price, even the Ramirez Elite the difference in quality is huge, the only guitars that it can be compared to are priced between £10,000 and £15,000.

width at nut = 63mm
scale length = 660mm

If you are interested email David at davidabb@gmail.com

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Jul 21, 2009
by: Anonymous

if you would like to see and hear the centenario go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZQzXWZLWqk. the sound quiality isn't great but you get some idea of this amazing instruments' sound.

Jul 20, 2009
2003 RAMIREZ CDENTENARIO JUST £10,000!!!!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

Top Red Cedar
Back and Sides Brazillian Rosewood
Fingerboard Cameroon Ebony
Machines Specially hand engraved Rodgers. Original design for each instrument
Width at nut 52 mm
Scale length 65 cm

with the sale of my 1973 benabe i am now selling my 2003 ramirez centenario guitar.
this guitars sound is nothing short of increadible!
it boasts the warmest tones i've ever heard and that includes fletas' and bernabes' that i have known.
The workmanship is absolutely outstanding. It is subject to a very limited production with each one individually numbered. this particular guitar is one of the last guitars made by amalia ramirez from brazillian rosewood due to the rareness of the wood. a fact that only adds to the guitar's uniqueness and value.
The projection, playability, variety and warmth of tone of this instrument are quite exceptional. This is an absolute gem with great tone and playability!
it has a wonderful cedar top with some playing ware that in no way could affect the sound, the tinyest attention to detail in it's construction is trully amazing!
if you were to look at www.classicalguitar.co.uk you would see that the price of one of these guitars is £15,000 new and that brazillian rosewood is no longer used. this guitar amazingly is only 2/3 the price at £10,000, a real find. email me at davidabb@gmail.com if interested.

Jan 28, 2008
interested in your guitar
by: Anonymous

hello seller,
i am intersted in your product and i will love to know if it is still available for sale ...
kindly send me the total cost of the goods and cost of shipping ok

Nov 16, 2007
by: Anonymous

sorry guys this is no longer for sale!!!!!!!!!

Oct 01, 2007
Paulino Bernabe classical guitar for sale
by: Mike Bell

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