Available By Special Order

This is a copy of an 1830 original by Cole Louis Panormo, the premier builder of guitars "in the Spanish style". Bernie Lehmann's model is made of prime Brazilian rosewood veneers for the sides and back and constructed just like many early guitars - both for strength and beauty. The top is fine-grained spruce finished with beeswax and polished to a luster. The neck is maple and ebonized mahogany like the original. The soundhole is surrounded by pearl and the bridge tails are inlaid. It has a fan braced top for superior overtone development and has a carbon graphite reinforcement in the neck. The fingerboard is Brazilian rosewood and has EVO gold frets. 

Panormo Models are available in Brazilian Rosewood and Curly Maple, and either in solid woods (upcharge for Braz. rosewood) or laminates of prime veneers. Necks can be natural or black.

Panormo made guitars with either "Spanish" fan-braced tops or "French" ladder braced tops. Fan bracing generally yields greater overtone development and a richer tone. Ladder bracing lends clarity and a brighter tone. Both are very good, just different. 

This instrument is sold with a gig bag. A wooden coffin-style case is available at extra cost.

All Bernie Lehmann instruments are individually handmade by special order. Because materials and specifications vary, the price listed is a base price only. Contact us for more information or to make an order.


SOUND SAMPLE of Panormo Model. Ken Luk playing Guiliani "LaRose"


SOUND SAMPLE of Panormo Model. Ken Luk playing Guiliani "L'Armonia"


SOUND SAMPLE of a duet with Panormo and Renault Models Ken Luk and Tom Torrisi playing Carulli op155.


Because of the delicate nature of our merchandise, we take great care to ensure that every order arrives safely. Every shipment is insured, and we typically require signature confirmation on wooden instruments.

In an effort to be environmentally responsible, we often reuse shipping materials. So don't be surprised if your package arrives looking a bit well-loved. However, we will never compromise on the safety of your instrument. If you have any requests or specifications, please indicate them in the comments section of your order or contact us directly.

We ship to all major countries. Customers are responsible for all import fees, taxes, etc.


Damaged or Missing Items

Shipments should be inspected for damage upon receipt. If there is a problem, save all packing materials and contact us promptly. The shipping company will need to inspect shipping materials in order to approve a claim. If a claim is denied because of missing shipping materials, we cannot offer any reimbursement or replacement.

If damage is due to a defect in material or workmanship, it may be covered by a manufacturers' warranty. See our warranty page for more information.


Special Orders

A number of our instruments are available only by special order. If you would like to make a special order, please contact us. For most special orders we require a partial deposit to get the order started. For some instruments we require the full balance at the outset. Once we receive the final product, we will contact you to pay the outstanding balance. When the full payment has been processed, we will ship the instrument.

Please note that, because special order instruments are made per request, they take longer to craft and ship than other, ready-made instruments. If timing is an issue please let us know before you place your order. We will do our best to accommodate or we will direct you to an alternative option that can be shipped in time.

All special orders are considered final sales and are ineligible for return. If there is a quality issue or the instrument has been damaged, we will work with you to have the problem fixed. 


Return Policy

Instruments can be returned within 30 days provided the instrument is still in like-new condition. If an instrument is returned damaged, stained, or smelling of cigarette smoke, mildew, etc. we cannot offer a full refund. If the instrument can be repaired, we will offer a refund less the cost of repairs. If an instrument is returned after the 30-day window, we can provide a partial refund or we can sell the instrument for you on consignment. 

Special orders are not eligible for returns or refunds. See above for more information. 

Customers are responsible for all shipping costs.


How to Return

We ask that customers contact us before returning instruments. To make a return, pack up each item securely and mail it to our address

  • All wooden instruments that are shipped by air mail must be sealed in an airtight plastic bag. This includes services like Priority Mail, Express Mail, FedEx express, and UPS express among others. If you are not sure how your package will be shipped, use an airtight plastic bag just in case. This step is crucial as instruments dry out under the low air pressure and dry air conditions of air services. This can cause instruments to change dimensions, often irreversibly, resulting in tuning and voicing changes. If an instrument arrives in this condition, we cannot offer a full refund. If the instrument can be repaired, we will offer a refund less the cost of repairs.
  • Please insure the package for the total value of the contents and email us tracking information.

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