Bernabe M 30 - Cedar

Bernabe M 30 - Cedar

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What I immediately loved about this guitar was the ‘uplifting’ character, a combination of bright, clear, lively notes with full and warm resonance that together give an expansive and adventurous overall voice.

The smooth and vibrant treble voice is beautifully balanced by a firm and fruity bass, with notes across the range fully supported and very even. This makes movement around the guitar, voicing of melody and balancing of harmonies easy for the player giving you plenty of room for expression and growth, perfectly demonstrated when I played Birds flew over the Spire by Gary Ryan with seamless tone across positions the fingerboard and smooth campanella sound.

In Nocturne by Mertz I loved the amount of definition available allowing me to bring out elements of the three voices as I wished while always maintaining balance in the music. The strong bass register has excellent depth and support for the top E string which gave me lovely, radiant singing clarity with warm and honeyed tone in the inner arpeggio texture completing the sound ‘picture’.

This guitar has a real sense of a traditional Spanish classical sound – strong and vibrant with a range of tone from deep and velvet to sparkling and rousing. Having said that she is certainly not limited in style and character with plenty to give to music from Bach to Albeniz, Carcassi to Villa Lobos.

In Bach’s Prelude BWV 999 I found that the evenness and balance across the strings brought the harmonic movement to life throughout the piece. Firm and shapely bass notes give strong direction and I achieved an even flow through the arpeggios leading to natural musical shaping with little effort on my part (although of course the more you put in, the more you get back!).

I have fallen in love with the Preludes by Villa Lobos again after many years and this guitar did not disappoint in producing expansive and substantial sound, full and rich harmonies and engaging moments of sweet and soft sonority contrasting with compelling and exhilarating fortes.

My final pieces were Ciaconna by Weiss and Standchen by Mertz.

In the Weiss I really noticed the growing focus and clarity of the guitar with a majestic bass line and lovely musical ‘drive’. In the Mertz she gave me my ‘voice’, that is expressive freedom through the ease of tone, separation, balance and overall substance and body.

She is a guitar with great character and ability that will teach you more about your music as you enjoy playing.

Selina.

What I immediately loved about this guitar was the ‘uplifting’ character, a combination of bright, clear, lively notes with full and warm resonance that together give an expansive and adventurous overall voice.

The smooth and vibrant treble voice is beautifully balanced by a firm and fruity bass, with notes across the range fully supported and very even. This makes movement around the guitar, voicing of melody and balancing of harmonies easy for the player giving you plenty of room for expression and growth, perfectly demonstrated when I played Birds flew over the Spire by Gary Ryan with seamless tone across positions the fingerboard and smooth campanella sound.

In Nocturne by Mertz I loved the amount of definition available allowing me to bring out elements of the three voices as I wished while always maintaining balance in the music. The strong bass register has excellent depth and support for the top E string which gave me lovely, radiant singing clarity with warm and honeyed tone in the inner arpeggio texture completing the sound ‘picture’.

This guitar has a real sense of a traditional Spanish classical sound – strong and vibrant with a range of tone from deep and velvet to sparkling and rousing. Having said that she is certainly not limited in style and character with plenty to give to music from Bach to Albeniz, Carcassi to Villa Lobos.

In Bach’s Prelude BWV 999 I found that the evenness and balance across the strings brought the harmonic movement to life throughout the piece. Firm and shapely bass notes give strong direction and I achieved an even flow through the arpeggios leading to natural musical shaping with little effort on my part (although of course the more you put in, the more you get back!).

I have fallen in love with the Preludes by Villa Lobos again after many years and this guitar did not disappoint in producing expansive and substantial sound, full and rich harmonies and engaging moments of sweet and soft sonority contrasting with compelling and exhilarating fortes.

My final pieces were Ciaconna by Weiss and Standchen by Mertz.

In the Weiss I really noticed the growing focus and clarity of the guitar with a majestic bass line and lovely musical ‘drive’. In the Mertz she gave me my ‘voice’, that is expressive freedom through the ease of tone, separation, balance and overall substance and body.

She is a guitar with great character and ability that will teach you more about your music as you enjoy playing.

Selina.

Specification

Top

10 year old Canadian Cedar

Back

Indian Rosewood

Sides

Indian Rosewood

Neck

Cedar

F/board

Ebony

Finish

French Polish

Tuners

Rubner, German

Case

Hiscox Pro GCL-L

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

295mm

Lower Bout

380mm

Body Depth

100mm