Marcelino Lopez Nieto of Madrid

  • Year:

    1970 - number 538. Labelled, stamped, numbered and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Very attractive rosewood. Fine purfling lines in green and orange.
    Shellac french polished.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar with a busy, geometric mosaic rosette; very typical of the maker's rosette patterns of this period.

  • Tuners:

    Lansdorfers - original.

  • Scale:

    66cm - yet very comfortable to play.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut.

  • Weight:

    1589 grams

  • Condition:

    This is a one-owner guitar that has been looked after most beautifully and has never had any work done on it.
    Apart from a few incidental and insignificant marks the vast majority of the guitar is in as-new and exceptional condition.
    The cedar front, in book-matched positions either side of the soundhole has a surface fissure, most likely existing in the board before being made, that does not appear to be through the thickness of the top and requires no attention. There exists also a couple of very fine grainline cracks in the rosewood of no significance at all.
    With original nut, original bridge saddle and original frets.

  • Comments:

    From a period when Marcelino Lopez Nieto was making his very best guitars, this is a very handsome, clean example in beautiful, original condition. The sound is aristocratic Spanish, clear and focussed with good sustain. I am very fond of guitars of the individual artisans from Madrid of this period and find something particularly charming in this maker's work.

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  • Price:
    Sold November 2010.
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