MARIN MONTERO, Antonio, Spain
Expected: October 2013
Price to be Determined
Antonio Marin is considered by many today to be the premiere maker of fine handcrafted classical guitars in Spain today. A former protege of the great French luthier, Robert Bouchet - the esteemed and now senior Granada maker, Antonio Marin, handcrafts a classical guitar which is a unique blend of the Northern European and Spanish guitar making traditions. Highly sought after worldwide, a new instrument obtained directly from this great maker is cause for celebration indeed.
Marin's concert guitars possess a wonderful deep earthy sound: lean without being thin, bell like without lacking character, and very precise - quick, powerful trebles, midrange and bass; excellent sustain, balance, separation and color.
Materials: Very dark brown/black book matched CSA two piece back and sides, straight grain European spr. soundboard, 20th first string fret, lovely proportions with understated traditional visual aesthetics, classic black/brown/black mosaic rosette, stylized Torres inspired head crest, French polish of shellac finish, clean elegant workmanship throughout, 650mm string length, hardshell case.