Andres Marin 1975 classical guitar – an exceptional guitar for several reasons:
1. this is a very rare model made of African mahogany, which gives the guitar impressive tonal nuances.
2. the guitar was specially built for the famous Spanish composer Pablo Guerrero by Andres Martin. The dedication can be seen on the label.
Andres Martin was born in Madrid in 1911 and first apprenticed in 1935 with Julio Bustamante, a guitar maker from Granada who lived in Madrid and had his workshop at 27 Calle Norte.
He later worked for Marcelo Barbero. He also had the opportunity to meet and learn from Santos Hernandez and Domingo Esteso.
During his long career he built about 1000 instruments – guitars, lutes and bandurrias. He also taught his brother-in-law Francisco Rojo Solar the art of guitar making.
Andres Martin died in 1977.
This guitar is the ultimate sound experience and it produces extraordinary tones and really amazed us. Let me explain briefly:
First of all, this guitar is light as a feather and the woods have dried beautifully. The woods vibrate incredibly well and the sound comes directly as a result, giving the whole sound a feeling of lightness. In addition, the special nuance of the wood gives the sound a mystical and enchanting note.
This guitar is a real dream instrument, for the quiet hours at home. It transports the player and listener to distant worlds and is absolutely inspiring.
There is simply a wonderful range of timbres to marvel at with this guitar.
It has the typical Andres Martin headstock. The rosette is a beautiful inlay work. Back and sides are made of African mahogany. The top is made of cedar. All materials used in the construction of this instrument are of the highest quality. The guitar is signed, dated and stamped inside the body.
The guitar has been played and loved a lot. You can see clear signs of play and use. Also the one or other crack has been repaired. All repairs are stable.
The action is low and the guitar is easy to play. The scale length is 660 mm and the nut width is 52 mm.