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.
Antonio Marin Montero built this lovely “Special” model with exquisite Amazonas rosewood, which adds an exotic touch to the overall look and makes this guitar visually stand out from other Marin Monteros that are often built with Indian rosewood.
This traditionally crafted instrument is an absolute powerhouse with an exceedingly immediate response and great projection. Thanks to its rich Spanish tone and a wide range of tonal shaping possibilities, it represents a great masterpiece from one of the world’s most respected contemporary guitar builders.
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