1999 Antonio Marin Montero SP/MP


Year: 1999 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: Maple Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Spain Condition: Excellent


ITEM: 05676_102418


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 can be found in Bouchet's instruments. 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 Marin is rare in that it has flamed maple for the back and sides - a very rare treat for Marin fans. It also features customized Rodgers tuners with satinwood buttons to match the maple back and sides. Condition is excellent with no damage or repairs.

Orfeo Magazine #8 - The Granada School

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