This is a concert guitar of the first tier. It projects a huge volume of sound with a sweet, yet powerful tone in the Spanish tradition. This guitar is featured in composer/guitarist Peter Lewis' upcoming recording of his guitar suites to be released in the Spring of 2002.

The neck action is easier to handle than most guitars in this size class; a lot easier than the action on either of my Ramirez guitars. There are a few light surface scratches on the soundboard as you would expect from a guitar of this vintage. This instrument was purchased in 1972 at the Bernabe shop in Madrid shortly after he had left Ramirez to set out on his own. If you want the big warm Spanish sound, then this is it.

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1972 Paulino Bernabe
Price: $9,000 (Hardshell case included)
Maker: Paulino Bernabe
Condition: Excellent
Sound quality & Playability: Exceptional
Labeled: Yes

Width of upper bout: 11 3/8"

Width of lower bout: 14 1/2 "
Overall length: 40"
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Sound Board: Cedar
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