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 its "Bouchet" quality), and has a nice quick, bouncy responsiveness, a characteristic found in the best of the southern Spanish instruments. The tuning machines are modeled on original Bouchet buttons and were built by John Gilbert. Condition is excellent with only minor playing wear.