1998 Antonio Marin Montero SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
|Luthier||Antonio Marín Montero|
Antonio Marin is considered to be the foundational builder of the Granada school – many builders from around the world have come to Granada to work with and learn from this great maker over the past half century. His association with Robert Bouchet is legendary – together the two of them collaborated in an effort that eventually produced this model, which has become known as Marin’s “Bouchet” model, as it features structural and design elements that clearly show the influence of Bouchet. It has a robust, creamy quality to the sound (which may be it’s “Bouchet” quality), and has a nice quick, bouncy responsiveness, a characteristic found in the best of the southern Spanish instruments. This guitar is also noticeably quite powerful, even by Marin's usual standard - for sound and playability it's a top example. Condition is excellent - no damage, no repairs. It only has some healthy wear in the finish from regular but respectful use. Overall a great Marin, showcasing all the qualities that one would hope for based on his steadfast reputation.