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 remarkable 2011 Antonio Marin Montero is in very good condition. It is free of cracks and shows only some minor wear in the varnish. From its typical headstock, the red label, and the vividly designed rosette, one can see that this is an Antonio Marin flamenco model, but it was used by the previous owner for both classical and flamenco repertoire. The sound is crisp and brilliant, with excellent response and a very open character. The trebles projects impressively, and the basses sound crisp with great depth. Overall, this is an excellent Montero guitar in superb condition.
|Luthier:||Antonio Marin Montero|
|Body and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||F#|