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Bernardo Romero, eldest grandson of Pepe Romero, Sr., has been surrounded by guitar playing since birth and has grown up watching his uncle, Pepe Romero, Jr. transform beautiful woods into magnificent guitars. From early childhood Bernardo was talented in guitar playing and wood carving. He began his first guitar under the tutelage of Juan Miguel Carmona in Granada, Spain and completed it in San Diego with his uncle Pepe Romero, Jr. From the beginning Bernardo's guitars have been masterful instruments and are used in concert by internationally acclaimed guitar virtuosos. His grandfather Pepe Romero has used Bernardo's instruments in such prestigious venues as the Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festivals.
This guitar has a big, bold sound, wide and full across all registers. The overtone content is rich yet controlled so that the fundamental remains very focused at the core of every note. Separation is excellent, attack is immediate and yet it also has great balanced sustain. Although a classical, this guitar could equally serve as a lively flamenco - it's very agile and can be pushed in many musical directions with ease. We look forward to seeing many more guitars by this fine young maker, and we are pleased to welcome Bernardo to the GSI family!