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 workshop. A milestone in Antonio Marin Montero’s career was 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 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 traditionally crafted instrument is the quintessence of the Granada guitar-making tradition. The fine-grain spruce soundboard and exquisite Indian rosewood back and sides add a remarkable elegance to the overall appearance of this classic beauty. Soundwise, this guitar is an absolute Spanish powerhouse. The trebles of this Montero guitar have an exceptional singing quality, with long and even sustain over the entire fretboard and undoubtedly the extraordinary ability to provide a wide range of tonal colors. Furthermore, the direct and crisp basses give a solid foundation for the overall sound of this guitar. Not only that, this particular instrument has a significant volume that will fulfill the need of any concert situation and, of course, fantastic playability. This piece of art is truly a first-class Spanish guitar and an ideal concert instrument.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Luthier:||Antonio Marin Montero|
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|