Antonio MARIN MONTERO
Granada, Spain, 1989
Spruce Soundboard, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony fretboard with 650 mm string length
$ 7000 SOLD
The name of Antonio Marin Montero has been well known to guitar enthusiasts for nearly half a century. He is generally considered as the originator of the distinctive Granada style of classical guitar which might be described as lighter and happier sounding than the Madrid style.
This example of Senor Marin's mastery is number 408 in his career with a fine German spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. The guitar is entirely French polished. There is light playing wear here and there on the body but no cracks or warping.
The tone is bright overall with excellent balance between bass and treble and very clear individual notes. The guitar's resonance is exquisite and the treble sustain gives it a strong singing quality