We went back to Madrid this year to reconnect with our Luthier friends, and to pay a very special visit to Paulino Bernabe's wonderful studio and home.
Saturday morning I met with Victoria Velasco, who handed me an impeccable Manuel Contreras Double Top for me to bring to our store.
Victoria recently shared some exciting news about the new office she's opening in Madrid Río and we couldn't be happier for her. We're proud to continue our partnership and wish her the very best on this new endeavor.
Paulino Bernabé welcomes us to his home in Madrid, Spain.
That afternoon I had the honor of meeting Paulino Bernabé and his family at his home & studio space. The entry door is open to the garden, where we took the photo below, and upstairs is the studio, or "creative laboratory" as he likes to think of it.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome!