2003 Antonio Marin Montero SP/CY
|Back & Sides||Cypress|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
|Luthier||Antonio Marín Montero|
This guitar is a recent instrument from Antonio Marin, one of the most iconic southern Spanish builders of the last 50 years. Typical of Marin's best flamenco guitars, it has a nice quick, bouncy responsiveness, a characteristic found in the best of the traditional flamencos. It has a great amount of power, especially at the attack, and a nice, raspy bite to notes in all registers. It is feather light - really a traditional, old-school blanca by all measures. Setup is comfortable and low making playability a breeze. Having been played regularly for over a decade, it has a nice, loose and very open quality to the sound. Even though it is a used guitar, it has been very well taken care of, with only minor signs of playing wear. This is a monster of a guitar from one of Granada's living legends.