2013 Paulino Bernabe Especial Spruce CSA


Spanish construction at its finest

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2013 Paulino Bernabe Especial Spruce CSA

Model2013 Paulino Bernabe Especial
Condition Pre-Owned – Excellent condition 90%+ – see description below
Scale650 mm compensated
FinishLacquer – catalyzed
CaseBlack Hiscox Type HSC – in excellent shape

Tone Woods

TopGerman Spruce
Sides/BackCSA RW – old school – straight, dark and ruddy
NeckSpanish Cedar


Nut Width52mm
String Spacing44mm – 51mm – 59mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length39 3/8″
Body length19 1/4″
Upper bout Width11 3/8″
Lower bout Width14 5/8″
Waist Width9 1/2″
Body depth3 13/16″ &  4 1/16″
Weight4lbs. & 4 oz.
Action4.5mm to 3.3mm Low E to High E
CITESIneligible – Paperwork is not available for this guitar – please read provided link to the left

2013 Paulino Bernabe Especial Spruce CSA


The guitar is in excellent shape.  The guitar has almost no evidence of playing wear, maybe a tiny tick on the back, and one small mark by the side where the heel meets the neck.

The guitar emphasizes a large bass response, but not over-powering the mids or the trebles.   There’s a good amount of sing in this guitar, powerful and bold throughout her range.

Setup is quite good, tweaked by me, cleaned, polished, frets dressed and shined up, where the guitar plays fast and furious.  Obviously, all first class material used by the Spanish master.  She plays easily with a marginally high setup, where the guitar makes no noise, no breaking of the voices, etc.  I measured her at 4.5mm low E 12th fret and 3.3mm at high E, unfretted.  The canted neck from bass side to treble side allows for a straight neck with no relief, thus the slightly higher numbers.  This is similar to the Hauser method of canting the neck for relief.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 210416-2013 Paulino Bernabe Especial Spruce CSA – She plays more easily than you might imagine, with no break in her voices, excellent power, projection and coloration.  All as you would expect from a fine instrument bearing the Bernabe name.  She was waking up as I played her, newly strung up, cleaned and beautifully presented.  Great guitar.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



MP3 Audio –



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
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Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
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Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD.  Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

CITES: There is no paperwork associated with this guitar, thus International Shipping is not recommended.

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a No warranty as the guitar is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in