Marcelino Lopez Nieto of Madrid

  • Year:

    1969 - number 530. Labelled, stamped, numbered and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Very attractive rosewood - near quarter-sawn on the back and more characterful on the sides. Fine, double line maple purflings to both back and sides.
    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 - with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1700 grams

  • Condition:

    This is another one-owner guitar that has been looked after most beautifully. There are no cracks and no repairs.
    This guitar is in beautiful condition with some recent re-polishing to refresh tired polish that had numerous superficial marks. Much of the guitar looks near new - just a few small remnants of marks in the front that recent polishing did not fully disguise. With original nut, original bridge saddle and original frets.

  • Comments:

    Marcelino Lopez Nieto was making some of his very best guitars in this period. This is another very handsome, clean example in beautiful condition. The sound is typical aristocratic Spanish, clear, bright and focussed with good sustain. I like very much the 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 April 2013.
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