Brian Fabbri. Singapore. Bernabe Especial Spruce.

Upon arrival I carefully and hopefully inspected my Bernabe especial guitar for shipping damages, and thankfully there were none. The especial model proved to be as beautiful as the pictures in the website with magnificent grained rosewood back and sides, a gorgeous European spruce top and wonderfully intricate rosette and piping along the perimeter of the guitar. A true beauty. I quickly asked my guitar teacher to help me tune it so that I could hear and play it properly. After tuning it he played it and took pictures of it to display it to the rest of his students here in Singapore.

Playing it is the best part. It is wonderfully responsive, easy to play with a feather light touch on the strings, a surprisingly powerful projection, with endless sustain. I can only hope to hear some of the subtle distinctions in notes from my playing that this extraordinary guitar affords the gifted artist. I simply can’t stop playing this guitar. By the way I cleaned and packed my acoustic guitar and stored it safely away. Best wishes,

Matthew Dennison