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 traditionally crafted instrument is the quintessence of the Granada guitar-making tradition at its finest. The fine-grain spruce soundboard and exquisite Madagascar rosewood back and sides add a remarkable elegance to the overall appearance of this beauty. Acoustically, this guitar is an absolute Spanish powerhouse. The trebles of this Montero are particularly warm and the long and even sustain over the entire fretboard is also very noteworthy. Furthermore, the direct and crisp basses provide a solid foundation for the overall sound of this guitar. This piece of art is truly a first-class Spanish guitar and an ideal concert instrument.
Watch the presentation video of this special guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Luthier:||Antonio Marin Montero|
|Back and sides:||Madagascar rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|