2014 Paulino Bernabe "Ideal"


Model Ideal Concert Classical Guitar 
Location: Tucson 
Make: Paulino Bernabe 
Model: Model Ideal Concert Classical Guitar 
Model Year: 2014 
Top: German Spruce 
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood 
Scale: 650mm 
Nut: 52mm 
Finish: French Polish 
Tuners: Rubner 
Country: Spain 
Condition: New 

2014 Paulino Bernabe "Ideal"

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2014 Paulino Bernabe "Ideal"

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Model Ideal Concert Classical Guitar 
Location: Tucson 
Make: Paulino Bernabe 
Model: Model Ideal Concert Classical Guitar 
Model Year: 2014 
Top: German Spruce 
Back & Sides: Madagascar rosewood 
Scale: 650mm 
Nut: 52mm 
Finish: French Polish 
Tuners: Rubner 
Country: Spain 
Condition: New 

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This is Paulino Bernabe's latest 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. This model incorporates a revolutionary system of attaching the top and back directly to the sides, without bindings--which makes all the parts function as a whole. This principle of has long been used in violins, where the perfling creates a hinge, that allows the top to vibrate more freely. Paulino has adapted this principle to the guitar by rounding the edges of the top. The result is a much more responsive and powerful guitar. I am astounded by how powerful and sensitive this guitar is-- it is as loud or louder than any double top or lattice-braced guitar-- yet retains the characteristic Bernabe bold Spanish tonality.