HK US$.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

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HK US$.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby akg » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:59 am

Type: Classical
Luthier: Antonio Marin Montero
Year of construction: 2006
Scale length (mm): 650mm
Top: Spruce
Back / Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard / (bridge): Ebony
Sound: See below
Condition: Mint original condition
Price: US$8,800
Viewing / trial possible: Yes
Location (nearest city): Hong Kong

This guitar comes from a private collection and is in as new, mint condition. It was not played at all after it was acquired from Antonio himself. Given the special relationship with Antonio, the top and back wood for the guitar was specially selected together with Antonio (please message me for details).

All these come through in the beautiful tone and sound quality of this special Montero guitar. The treble is very tight/concentrated with full rounded tone and at the same time being particularly sweet with a long ringing sustain. The bass is deep and remains tight even when pushed. There is great reserves of volume and strong projection with wide dynamic range that can be achieved on this Montero guitar. More importantly, the timbre between the strings is equally matched and the tone up to the highest frets are perfectly balanced.

Please message me for more details and pictures.
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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby petermc61 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:01 am

Lovely woods on that guitar. That spruce looks very fine.

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby Jack Douglas » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:18 am

Wow! Lovely!
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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby Tom » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:17 pm

The BRW is one of the best I have seen in recent year coming out from Montero workshop.

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby Tony Nugent » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:36 pm

Hi,

Beautiful guitar for sure.

Do you have the CITES Permit for the guitar?

Thanks

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby WoodNString » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:34 pm

Looks great! Is this Marin's Bouchet bracing?

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby larryguitar » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:16 pm

Nice looking guitar! I love my cedar AMM. Peter, are you tempted to get another one? :-)
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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby petermc61 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:18 pm

larryguitar wrote:Nice looking guitar! I love me cedar AMM. Peter, are you tempted to get another one? :-)


Nope. I've started saving for the Torres!! :shock: :lol:

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby chelson » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:27 am

How to resist such a beautiful guitar? Hope it is very playable as well.

Although its price is really beyond my reach, post to follow this sales, in order to keep my heart beating again and also away from the Kevin Aram in the other, which cannot ship due to BRW.

At least this one I still have the chance to pay a visit personally, to check it out and dream to bring it back. Haha!
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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby Joe Medina » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:21 am

What type of finish is on the guitar?

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby akg » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:59 am

WoodNString wrote:Looks great! Is this Marin's Bouchet bracing?


Yes, this has the Bouchet bracing (with some of Marin's own personal adjustments for sure). I was fortunate some years back to be able to compare the Marin with a Bouchet guitar. Probably because of the similarities in bracing and Marin having collaborated with Bouchet before, both guitars had the clear, singing transparent tone and a ringing sustain that kept going and going. That said, the Marin had a more 'spanish' quality to the tone.

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby akg » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:09 am

chelson wrote:How to resist such a beautiful guitar? Hope it is very playable as well.

Although its price is really beyond my reach, post to follow this sales, in order to keep my heart beating again and also away from the Kevin Aram in the other, which cannot ship due to BRW.

At least this one I still have the chance to pay a visit personally, to check it out and dream to bring it back. Haha!


Hi, playability is very comfortable and responsive to the touch - easy to grip chords, the action for slurs is very responsive and vibrato is very easy to accentuate, if I could use that word. You hear the vibrato coming out of the guitar and this Marin together with the ease of vibrato, always makes me want to hold on and savour the notes.

Would be great for you come over for a visit and try the guitar!

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby akg » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:11 am

Joe Medina wrote:What type of finish is on the guitar?


It's Marin's own french polish. The french polish is applied to the top, sides and back. He is very experienced at this polish and is extremely painstaking. You can see from the photos how beautiful the french polish is.

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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby Michael.N. » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:44 am

akg wrote:
Joe Medina wrote:What type of finish is on the guitar?


It's Marin's own french polish. The french polish is applied to the top, sides and back. He is very experienced at this polish and is extremely painstaking. You can see from the photos how beautiful the french polish is.


Some would say that the finish is not flat enough. I really like that effect on the soundboard though. Over time it's probably shrunk somewhat and takes on the grain imprint of the soundboard. It softens the hard glossy effect. Much warmer looking and a nicer effect IMO.
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Re: US $.8800 Antonio Marin Montero spruce 2006, Hong Kong

Postby WoodNString » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:23 am

To be accurate, I'm pretty sure Marin outsources his fp. That's not a bad thing.


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