Instrument Details

1983 Bernabe Classical Indian/Bearclaw
$5,145$4,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Bernabe, Paulino
Product Year
1983
Model
Classical
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5439
Condition
Very Good. Light play wear on top, slightly smoky finish at bottom of back.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Rosewood
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.125 mm
Upper Bout
11.375 mm
Lower Bout
14.625 mm
Body Depth Heel
3.875 mm
Body Depth Tail
4.125 mm
Scale Length
25.98 in
Scale Length (mm)
659.9 mm
Nut Width
2.13 in
Nut Width (mm)
54.1 mm
String Spacing
2.24 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

We've got an excellent piece of Classical guitar history in the shop today: a 1983 Paulino Bernabe Sr. in Indian Rosewood and Bearclaw Spruce. After learning the art of Classical lutherie from none other than José Ramirez III, Bernabe Sr. opened his own shop in 1969, where he pioneered a new bracing system.This particular instrument has opened up fabulously over the past three decades, and now has a clean and articulate voice to match its fierce projection. The trebles are crisp and focused; bass notes warm but articulate! Setup to play smoother than butter, this Bernabe Sr. Classical is in stellar shape with many more years under its belt. Wrapped up in a Mark Leaf flight case, this guitar is ready to travel anywhere, at any time, for any gig.

I appreciate the evenness and balance across the strings. You can tell when an instrument's been lovingly played in, and this Bernabe Sr. bears the hallmarks: easy resonance, clear fundamental, responsiveness and projection.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 659.9 mm
NUT WIDTH 54.1 mm
STRING SPACING 56.9 mm
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

We've got an excellent piece of Classical guitar history in the shop today: a 1983 Paulino Bernabe Sr. in Indian Rosewood and Bearclaw Spruce.
 

I appreciate the evenness and balance across the strings. You can tell when an instrument's been lovingly played in, and this Bernabe Sr.
 
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