Home
index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind
Order
Go to our Sound Gallery
Sell Your Guitar

Paulino Bernabe

pbsrjr.jpgThe Spanish luthier Paulino Bernabé was born in 1932. Like many well-known luthiers, Bernabe started out as a cabinet maker.  Unlike most guitar makers--who can not play the instruments they build-- Bernabé is an accomplished guitarist. At seventeen, he began four years of study with Daniel Fortea, one of Tarrega's pupils.  It was during these years that he developed a growing interest in guitar construction.  In 1954, he started as an apprentice in the workshop of José Ramirez. During the years that Andres Segovia started playing Ramirez guitars, Paulino was head artisan and foreman of the Jose Ramirez workshop. Ramirez guitars of the 1960s bearing PB initials are highly sought after by collectors. In 1969, he left the Ramirez  to set up his own workshop in Madrid. He is a not only a very fine craftsman, but an experimenter who has developed his own strutting system and construction methods.

The sound of Bernabé's concert classical guitars are distinct from those made while working for Ramirez, being noticeably less sweet. With robust basses, and strong trebles, his guitars are not only tonally rich, but   uniquely powerful, clear, and focused, with great sustain, projection and punch. Because of these qualities his classical guitars are widely used by many concert guitarists and recording artists, such the late Narciso Yepes. In 1974, he received the Gold Medal at the International Crafts Exhibition in Munich.  In the early, 1980s, he moved his workshop from his store to his home. Since then he has worked he has worked side by side with his son, Paulino, who he describes as his best and most faithful disciple.  Bernabé is not only one of the few living luthiers in Spain included in Summerfield's list of the finest guitar makers since 1800, his work is avidly sought after by players and collectors alike.

Current Inventory

Sort By:
 
Products 20 of 20
 

1998 Paulino Bernabe, Model Imperial

Top: Aged German Spruce
Back & Sides: Figured Rosewood
Price: $11,000.00

This is a very rare and beautiful guitar by legendary Spanish Luthier, Paulino Bernabe Sr (1932-2007). Paulino Bernabe was born in 1932, studied guitar with Daniel Fortea, one of Tarrega's students.

2011 Paulino Bernabe, Model Torres Concert Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $10,950.00

Paulino Bernabe's model Torres is based on an 1864 Torres in his collection. Although the style of this copy is true to the original generally, it isn't stuck entirely in the 19th century, and so incorporates some nice touches, such as Bernabe's new bridge that looks the same,  but maintains an optimal string angle over the saddle.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, PB Especial

Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $10,950.00

The PB Especial is a guitar that Paulino Bernabe builds himself in his personal workshop in his home. It is one step of above the PB concierto model, and is essentially identical to it in quality of materials, differing only in one important respect, the sides are lined with cypress-- a technique that increases volume and projection.

2014 Paulino Bernabe, PB Concierto Model Classical (Spruce)

Top: Aged German Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: Inquire

The PB line of guitars are instruments that Paulino Bernabe builds himself in his personal workshop in his home.

2014 Paulino Bernabe, PB Concierto Model Classical Guitar

Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $9,950.00

The PB line of guitars are instruments that Paulino Bernabe builds himself in his personal workshop in his home. This guitar is truly a world class concert guitar made with the finest materials available.

2014 Paulino Bernabe, PB Concierto Model Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Cocobolo rosewood
Price: $9,950.00

The PB line of guitars are instruments that Paulino Bernabe builds himself in his personal workshop in his home. This guitar is truly a world class concert guitar made with the finest materials available.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, PB Concierto

Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: Inquire

The PB line of guitars are instruments that Paulino Bernabe builds himself in his personal workshop in his home. This guitar is truly a world class concert guitar made with the finest materials available.

2014 Paulino Bernabe, Model Ideal Concert Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $7,950.00

This is Paulino Bernabe's lastest model which he calls the ideal. Paulino showed me the prototype last summer when I stayed with him. I was impressed then, and I am even more so  with the final product.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 50 Concert Classical Guitar

Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $7,250.00

From the workshop of Paulino Bernabe this model 50 is handmade classical guitar suitable for concert performances. It is a gorgeous instrument made with Madagscar rosewood back and sides, and Canadian cedar top.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 50 Concert Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $7,250.00

From the workshop of Paulino Bernabe this model 50 is handmade classical guitar suitable for concert performances. It is a gorgeous instrument made with Madagscar rosewood back and sides, and German spruce top.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 50

Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $7,250.00

From the workshop of Paulino Bernabe this model 50 is handmade classical guitar suitable for concert performances. It is a gorgeous instrument made with Madagscar rosewood back and sides, and Canadian cedar top.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 50

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $7,250.00

The model 50 is handmade classical guitar from the workshop of Paulino Bernabe which is suitable for concert-level performance. It is a gorgeous instrument made with Madagscar rosewood back and sides, and German spruce soundboard.

2009 Paulino Bernabe, M-50 Concert Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Caviuna rosewood (machaerium scleroxylon)
Price: $6,495.00

Paulino Bernabe, a member of Madrid school of luthiers, is widely considered to be a world class luthier, and his guitars are widely used by professional players. This M-50 is the top of his M line of guitars, the next level being his PB line.

2012 Paulino Bernabe, Model 2 Professional Concert Flamenco

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Cypress
Price: Inquire

The Paulino Bernabe model 2 is a fablous flamenco guitar that has everything professional flamenco players demand: a fast confortable action, trebles that sing in every register and have a certain sizzle, basses that are full-and solid, a wonderful rasp and growl, a depth and seriousness of tone worthy of cante jondo,  balance,  and great intonation.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 20 Concert Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $5,250.00

MTh

The Paulino Bernabe model 20 is a professional level concert guitar built to his highest standards of workmanship.· It is made from all-solid woods, carefully selected for their quality and tonal properties by Paulino Bernabe.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 20 Concert Classical Guitar

Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Price: $5,250.00

The Model 20 comes from the workshop of Paulino Bernabe in Madrid. They are constructed by luthiers using Paulino's designs, and working under his supervision. Each is made using carefully selected, fine woods.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 10 Concert Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Price: $3,750.00

The model 10 is made in the workshop of Paulino Bernabe. They are constructed by luthiers using Paulino's designs, and working under his supervision. Each is made using carefully selected, fine woods.

2013 Paulino Bernabe, Model 10 Concert Classical Guitar

Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Price: $3,750.00

The model 10 is made in the workshop of Paulino Bernabe. They are constructed by luthiers using Paulino's designs, and working under his supervision. Each is made using carefully selected, fine woods.

1998 Paulino Bernabe, Model 40 Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Price: Inquire

A gorgeous instrument that is suitable for concert-level performance. This handmade concert classical guitar features Indian rosewood back and sides, and German spruce soundboard. Finished with hand-rubbed French polish, Fustero tuning machines, ebony reinforcement in the neck and beautiful purflings and rosette.

2001 Paulino Bernabe, PB Concierto Classical Guitar

Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Figured Rosewood
Price: Inquire

Little needs to be said about the quality of this concert classical guitar, Paulino Bernabé is among the world's best luthiers, and his concierto model PB is a concert guitar is the choice of many professional guitarists.

 
Products 20 of 20
20 •  50 •  100 (per page) |  VIEW ALL
 
Sitemap | login
Copyright © 2014, Zavaleta Guitarras. All rights reserved.
powered by
Launch ICON