2021 Antonio Marin Montero SP/IN
|Back & Sides||Indian Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
|Luthier||Antonio Marín Montero|
Antonio Marin is considered to be the foundational builder of the contemporary Granada school – many builders from around the world have come to Granada to work with and learn from this great maker. 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 (including the famous transverse brace passing below the bridge) that clearly show the influence of Bouchet. It has a robust, creamy quality to the sound (which may be its sonic "Bouchet" quality), and has a nice quick, bouncy responsiveness, a characteristic found in the best of the southern Spanish instruments. This guitar is virtually new and has very little wear as a result and is in excellent, concert-ready condition. This is hands-down the most powerful Marin we've ever seen - no loss of his usual "quality" of sound, but just simply more of it - incredible! Gorgeous instrument!