2017 Paulino Bernabe PB Goldmedaille Concert Classical


Make:  Paulino Bernabe
Model: PB Goldmedaille
Year: 2017
Top:  Canadian cedar
Back & Sides: Lauro Prieto
Scale: 650mm
Nut 52mm
Finish: French polished  
Tuners: Schaller
Condition: New
Strings: PB strings
Location: Tucson In-Stock
Notes: None of the woods used in building this guitar require CITES permits to import or export. 

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2017 Paulino Bernabe PB Goldmedaille Concert Classical

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2017 Paulino Bernabe PB Goldmedaille Concert Classical

12,500.00

Make:  Paulino Bernabe
Model: PB Goldmedaille
Year: 2017
Top:  Canadian cedar
Back & Sides: Lauro Prieto
Scale: 650mm
Nut 52mm
Finish: French polished  
Tuners: Schaller
Condition: New
Strings: PB strings
Location: Tucson In-Stock
Notes: None of the woods used in building this guitar require CITES permits to import or export. 

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Paulino Bernabe is not only one of the most renowned guitar makers in Spain, but also a luthier who is internationally recognized as a builder of world class guitars. This summer I was privileged to stay with him for a few days, and watch him work. While I have known Paulino for over 20 years, and have long appreciated his technical skills as a luthier, during this visit he instructed me not simply about the importance of the quality of woods to making a fine guitar, but specifically the qualities as a luthier he looks for in judging the various woods required. To sum up what I learned, it takes about the same number of hours to build his top end Royal model as it does his basic PB concierto model, what differentiates them is the choice of woods— as one goes up his line the woods become ever finer in grade, and so offer noticeable improvements in tonality. The woods used in this PB Goldmedaille model— are what you might term heirloom woods, ones rarely seen on the market— the kind of woods that a luthier puts away to repose (being left to air dry for decades) before being used. The result is a guitar that is impeccably made and sounds as good as it looks: one with outstanding clarity and tonal richness, strong firm trebles, deep basses, evenness of notes, with both great presence and exceptional projection. As might be expected, a guitar of this caliber is set up perfectly, and is a joy to play. To quote, Dr. Eduardo Costa, who recorded this both guitar and the Model 30 (spruce): “Very well-built guitars!! Sounding great.”