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 greatly inspired Antonio Marin Montero. Throughout his career, he continued to build a model with the” Robert Bouchet” bracing. Today Antonio Marin Montero is one of the most sought-after Spanish guitar makers.
The 2023 Antonio Marin Montero guitar, No. 932 64 cm, truly reflects Granada’s esteemed guitar-making tradition. It boasts a finely-grained spruce soundboard, paired with the rich depth of Ziricote for its back and sides, giving it a classic, elegant look. Acoustically, it stands out with trebles with a clear, singing quality, balanced by robust and precise bass tones. Beyond its sound, the 64 cm scale ensures playability, particularly catering to those with smaller fingers. It’s a well-rounded Spanish guitar, suitable for casual play and concert settings.
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:||Ziricote|
|Air body frequency:||G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|