Paulino Bernabe Especial!

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Cincy2
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Price

Post by Cincy2 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:27 am

I don't have a problem stating the price. This is a once in a lifetime purchase. I have an understanding wife. I am also a business man who has no problem letting other business men and women make a profit if they make a superior product. The price for this masterpiece was $20,000. It only hurt for a little while. The two hours I spent with the instrument last night repaid the debt.

nyccg

Post by nyccg » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:31 am

Thanks, Cincy2. Actually, I'm not surprised at the price. On another note, I'll bet it's not your last expensive guitar purchase. Buying fine guitars is addicting! I'm sure you've heard of GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome)...

Don Quichotte

Post by Don Quichotte » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:21 am

Ro wrote:Thanks a lot guys for info you see i live in small town of europe and my bad i need to ask someone who sell guit...........................
Can you tell me in which country of Europe you live?

Ro

Post by Ro » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:48 pm

Lithuania :)

andrewbassuk

Post by andrewbassuk » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:27 pm

Beautiful guitar! I recently played a Bernabe Especial as well as Concierto. I ended up buying a Teodoro Perez Concierto instead with madagascar after playing many guitars. I do love the Spanish sound and these guitars really are wonderful; enjoy!

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georgemarousi
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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by georgemarousi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:22 pm

To wake up this old thread, I am the luck owner of a Paulino Bernabe Especial ! :casque:
( I can only imagine how an Imperial would be... )

The quality of sound, the deep basses, and the dynamic ranges it has are simply amazing !

It is cedar top, with magadascar rosewood back and sides.

Best strings tested so far, the Paulino Bernabe strings. they have a fixed ( medium-high ) tension.

:bye:
Paulino Bernabe Especial 2009
Ramirez 1A 1980
Pavlos Gypas 1989
Panagi Brothers 1970
Juan Martinez nr 55 2014 (the comeback)
Yamaha cg 110 1988 (the 1st)
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2014: the comeback

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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by carpdi3m » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:38 pm

I also do have Bernabe Especial with Magadascar rw back and spruce. Just like wine, it's getting better with age. :)
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And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by georgemarousi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:52 pm

carpdi3m wrote:I also do have Bernabe Especial with Magadascar rw back and spruce. Just like wine, it's getting better with age. :)
that's great! :D

might if I ask what strings you use? might look off-topik but I consider it an important factor..
Paulino Bernabe Especial 2009
Ramirez 1A 1980
Pavlos Gypas 1989
Panagi Brothers 1970
Juan Martinez nr 55 2014 (the comeback)
Yamaha cg 110 1988 (the 1st)
--
2014: the comeback

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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by carpdi3m » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:06 pm

georgemarousi wrote:
carpdi3m wrote:I also do have Bernabe Especial with Magadascar rw back and spruce. Just like wine, it's getting better with age. :)
that's great! :D

might if I ask what strings you use? might look off-topik but I consider it an important factor..
also use Bernabe string. It seems they are working great for his guitar :D
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To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

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georgemarousi
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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by georgemarousi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:24 pm

perfect ! :casque:

happy play ! :bye:
Paulino Bernabe Especial 2009
Ramirez 1A 1980
Pavlos Gypas 1989
Panagi Brothers 1970
Juan Martinez nr 55 2014 (the comeback)
Yamaha cg 110 1988 (the 1st)
--
2014: the comeback

TsarL
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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by TsarL » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:27 am

It is nice to read about the Bernabe Especial. Some players say the instruments built by Paulino Jr. are not as high standard as those built by his father. Certainly, the son learned his craft well from his father.
Regards,

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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by rpavich » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:51 am

TsarL wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:27 am
It is nice to read about the Bernabe Especial. Some players say the instruments built by Paulino Jr. are not as high standard as those built by his father. Certainly, the son learned his craft well from his father.
Regards,
Bernabe is on my short list for my next guitar purchase but sadly it won't be a 20,000 one.
Asturias AST-100-heavily modified by Robert England.

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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by Jack Douglas » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:05 pm

rpavich wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:51 am
TsarL wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:27 am
It is nice to read about the Bernabe Especial. Some players say the instruments built by Paulino Jr. are not as high standard as those built by his father. Certainly, the son learned his craft well from his father.
Regards,
Bernabe is on my short list for my next guitar purchase but sadly it won't be a 20,000 one.
There is one listed on Savage Classical Guitars site at about half that price..
Richard Brune 'Artist' Cedar/Brazilian 1996

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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by rpavich » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:30 pm

Jack Douglas wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:05 pm
rpavich wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:51 am
TsarL wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:27 am
It is nice to read about the Bernabe Especial. Some players say the instruments built by Paulino Jr. are not as high standard as those built by his father. Certainly, the son learned his craft well from his father.
Regards,
Bernabe is on my short list for my next guitar purchase but sadly it won't be a 20,000 one.
There is one listed on Savage Classical Guitars site at about half that price..
Cut that in half again and now you are in my price range :shock:
Asturias AST-100-heavily modified by Robert England.

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Re: Paulino Bernabe Especial!

Post by eno » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:27 pm

rpavich wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:30 pm
Cut that in half again and now you are in my price range :shock:
You can still get one made by Bernabe Sr. for as low as around $5000, there were a few around last year but they seem to be sold now. Of course it would not be an Especial but still a good concert level PB-line guitar. There is one India right now at GSI but it's a bit overpriced. Basically, India is a copy of Especial structurally, just made with a little lower grade woods but not lower grade craftsmanship.
Paulino Bernabe 'India' 2001
Takamine C136S 1976
Masaru Kohno No.6 1967

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