Antonio Marín Montero was born in Granada in 1933. In 1957, he joined master Pérez’s workshop and two years later, in 1959, his father advised him to visit Eduardo Ferrer for whom he worked until opening his own workshop. A milestone in Antonio Marin Montero’s career was his meeting with the French luthier Robert Bouchet in the 1970s. The two artists became friends and built several guitars together. The confrontation between Marin Montero’s Spanish building system and Robert Bouchet’s very particular bracing construction was a great source of inspiration for Antonio Marin Montero, and he continued to build a model with the ” Robert Bouchet ” bracing throughout his career. Today Antonio Marin Montero is one of the most sought-after Spanish guitar makers.
This instrument No. 573 from the workshop of Antonio Marin is lightly built and has a typical Spanish response. It has clear, almost percussive trebles with an elegant, singing bass. The condition is very good, as this Marin is completely crack-free and shows only very slight play wear. When inspecting the instrument one can see that it is very well crafted and has an excellent overall appearance. Beautiful and well-executed details can be seen in the rosette and an attractive set of Indian rosewood for back and sides was selected for this Andalusian guitar. If you are looking for the traditional Spanish sound with firm basses and sweet capable trebles, this is the instrument for you.
|Luthier:||Antonio Marin Montero|
|Body and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||G#|