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.
What a rare bird’s eye maple Antonio Marin Montero! This 2020 exemplar is one of the few amazing guitars built with this timber, and it looks phenomenal. The intensely figured spruce soundboard also adds to its overall charm, and apart from some superficial playing marks, it is in excellent condition. We are speechless to describe this guitar’s sound, as it is, in our opinion, the ultimate Spanish guitar. Sustain, timbre, volume, playability, colors, this guitar has it all, and it hardly gets any better.
|Luthier:||Antonio Marin Montero|
|Back and sides:||Bird’s eye maple|