17 Nov ARCADIO MARÍN: GUITARIST AND LUTHIER
For the last years, he has paid several visits to us, meaning to see the guitars we had the pleasure of working with. Owing to its thorough work and devotion, he managed to develop a new making system, inspired by the work of great craftsmen, such as Manuel Reyes or Miguel Rodríguez, leading him to create a really complete instrument, matching the demanding level of the very best craftsmen.
At present, we have arranged several meetings with friends and performers, people with a deep knowledge of this subjet, aiming at the comparison of guitars made by different luthiers. As a result, we all agree on the fact that Arcadio´s guitars are one of the best options regarding value for money, with sound and quality output far beyond its value.
On Solera Flamenca we invest on quality, and we are convinced that Arcadio Marín will become part of “the great luthiers” in the near future. In order to celebrate this agreement with him, we are offering you two guitars, a white one and a black one, which are already available for all of you in our section “NEW GUITARS” or by clicking on the image below.
Later, he would get in touch with Montreal´s flamenco circle, becoming more and more focused in a self-taught way. Aged 16, he was part of the flamenco troupe of the “tablao” Chateau Madrid, thus starting a professional career as a soloist, as well as accompanying the dancing and singing.
When he was 21, he was hired by Maria Benítez Spanish Dance Company, with which he worked for 6 years all along North, Central and South America.
In the early 90s, he founded the dance company Noche Flamenca, with its headquarters in New York, completely composed of Spanish artists.
In 1995 he decided to settle in Madrid, carrying on his career next to artists such as Belén Maya, Rafaela Carrasco, Joaquín Ruiz, José Antonio Galicia and Lola Greco, among others. He also collaborated in some recordings for Luis Eduardo Aute and Radio Tarifa. In June 2002, one of his compositions was awarded the Prize to the best original music at the XI Contest of Flamenco and Spanish Dance Coreography.
In the year 2000, already tired of travelling, and with a life full of collaborations with great leading figures of flamenco, and tours all around the world, he decided to start a hobby which had been part of his life since he was a kid: working with wood, thus devoting himself to the making of hand-made furniture, with great mastery.
In summer 2003 he met the luthier Arturo Sanzano, who would teach him the techniques for the making of classical and flamenco guitars. The rest… is HISTORY.