Paco Santiago Marín was born in Granada in 1946. His father, Francisco Santiago Oliva, was a cabinet maker of vocation and taught his son Paco Santiago the delicate art of wood crafting. In 1963 Paco Santiago joined his uncle’s workshop, Antonio Marín Montero, to complete his transition from a cabinet maker to a full-fledged luthier. In 1972 he decided to start his workshop.
Paco Santiago’s guitars are highly sought after for their strong projection, balance, and tone color. The list of professional guitarists who play his instruments is as long as one can imagine, for example, Ricardo Gallen, Leo Brouwer, Manuel Gonzalez & Iliana Matos, to name a few. The Aniversario models are the most prestigious and sought-after models from this immensely accomplished guitar maker. Only the best and finest materials are used for these works of art. An abundance of tonal strength and projection characterizes these guitars. The quality of tone and the variety of design possibilities these guitars offer are almost unparalleled.
This spruce / Indian rosewood classical guitar was crafted by the renowned Spanish luthier Paco Santiago Marin in 1986. With over 35 years of playing, its sound has fully matured and opened up, providing a rich and soulful tone characteristic of Spanish guitars. The guitar is in excellent condition and free from cracks, displaying only scarce playing marks. The guitar setup is perfect, making it incredibly easy to play, hence an ideal instrument for concert guitarists looking for a guitar ready to perform.
A poem about this guitar and Paco Santiago Marín
Paco Santiago Marín, the luthier of renown,
From Granada, he hails, a craftsman renowned.
His father a cabinet maker, imparted his skill,
Teaching his son the art of crafting with skill.
In ’63, he joined his uncle’s workshop with zeal,
A luthier he became, with his hands on the wheel.
In ’72, he set up his own workshop with pride,
And began crafting guitars, with passion inside.
Paco’s guitars are highly sought after, it’s true,
Their strong projection and tone are striking anew.
With a long list of professionals who play his guitars,
From Ricardo Gallen to Leo Brouwer and beyond, like stars.
Aniversario models are among the finest and best,
Crafted with only the finest materials with zest.
Tonal strength and projection, unparalleled it seems,
And a variety of design possibilities in the extreme.
This spruce and Indian rosewood classical guitar,
Crafted by Paco in ’86, a master at his radar.
35 years of playing, its sound fully matured,
A rich and soulful tone, Spanish guitars secured.
The guitar’s in excellent condition, free from cracks,
And only scarce playing marks, with no lack.
The guitar setup is perfect, incredibly easy to play,
An ideal instrument for concerts, come what may.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Luthier:||Paco Santiago Marin|
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|