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