This flamenco guitar has been made by master luthier Arcadio Marín in 2020. Arcadio Marín was born in 1967 in Montreal, Canada. His parents were Spaniards, and he began studying classical guitar when he was 7. He did so in private schools first, and then at the local Conservatory. 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. 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.
The wood used for the top is canadian cedar, and spanish Cypress for back and sides. The top has a really marked, straight and even grain all along its surface, varnished with shellac. The back and sides are made of cypress wood of exceptional quality and beauty, varnished with polyurethane.
The sound of this flamenco guitar stands out because of its great volume and quick response. The sustain of its trebles is really remarkable, as it seems literally “endless”, without forgetting its flamenco and bright strumming.
Its tone is open, crystal-clear, reminding us of the cedar and cypress guitars by maestro Gerundino Fernández in the 70s.
The tension of the guitar is medium, and the height of the strings in saddle and fingerboard perfect, really balanced, which grants the performer a high degree of comfort for both hands.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is new.
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