2001 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. 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. The guitar has two (barely visible from the outside) cracks on either side of the fingerboard that were recently expertly repaired by GV Rubio here in Los Angeles who also did some minor touch-up to the finish leaving the guitar in excellent condition.