Flamenco guitar Marcelino López Nieto 1965 nº408

This flamenco guitar was made by Marcelino López Nieto in 1965. Marcelino López Nieto is one of the most representative and widely respected luthiers in Spain. Actually, his name is on the Summerfield list, where the names of best guitar makers are present since 1800. Just like so many luthiers in Spain, Marcelino worked as a cabinetmaker before he devoted himself to the instrument making. Practically self-taught, Marcelino López is one of the few makers in Madrid with no influence from Ramirez school, and his guitars are admired and praised by guitar players and lovers all over the world.

It is simply surprising to see the high quality of the woods employed, and as well as the utter perfection of the making found in this guitar. The top are made of german spruce has a totally straight and even grain, which is quite accentuated. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, whose beauty and quality are simply magnificent.

This flamenco guitar shows us, through its sound, the huge personality which Marcelino López Nieto provided his guitars with. Its sound had such great volume and quality. Its timbre, fairly adaptable, perfectly fitted any musical genre, both classical and flamenco.

The tension of this flamenco guitar is very soft, and the height of strings in saddle and fingerboard very balanced, achieving a high degree of comfort for both hands.

This guitar was acquired from a private collection in Malaga. It belonged to a collector which bought it in 1965, and kept it inside its case ever since. An exceptional situation which made possible for the instrument to be perfectly preserved, after more than 40 years inside its case. Consequently, the varnish still has its properties and original color unaltered. It does not have any repairs whatsoever, and it perfectly maintains its originality in every single component (varnish, nuts, headstocks, frets…)

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