2004 Paco Santiago Marin "30th Anniversary" SP/CSAR
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This guitar, made in 2004 by the great Granada-based builder Paco Santiago Marin (nephew of Antonio Marin), is his highly sought-after "30th Annniversario Model" and was named "La Leona" by the maker himself. Features of this model include an ebony center seam 7/8" wide at heel and 1" at the foot, Rodgers tuners w/white rollers and unique engraved brass plates with MOP buttons. Attention to detail displays artisan work at its finest. Perhaps among the most powerful of the Granada instruments, these also have a very elegant, lyrical voice. Apart from only one minor string blemish behind the bridge and a few areas showing minor playing wear, condition is excellent with no structural damage or repairs of any kind. Many well-known players including Eliot Fisk, Ricardo Gallén, and Marco Tamayo (among others) have played and recorded on nearly identical instruments by this builder.
Orfeo Magazine #8 - The Granada School