1957 Marcelino López Nieto


Concert Flamenco Guitar
Location: USA
Make: Marcelino López Nieto
Model: Concert Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 1957
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 657mm
Nut: 51mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Fusteros
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

1957 Marcelino López Nieto

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1957 Marcelino López Nieto

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Concert Flamenco Guitar
Location: USA
Make: Marcelino López Nieto
Model: Concert Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 1957
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 657mm
Nut: 51mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Fusteros
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

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Born in 1931, Marcelino López Nieto was a cabinet maker before becoming a guitar maker. He was drawn into making guitars, because he was studying with Daniel Fortea, and wanted a fine guitar, but could not afford one.  He established his own workshop in Madrid in 1949. Marcelino is a complete luthier, and makes not only fine classical and flamenco guitars, but historic guitars and ancient instruments. He is also one of only five living Spanish makers included on Summerfield's list of the finest guitar makers since 1800. This flamenco guitar, no 145, which was made in 1957 has back and sides of cypress. The guitar has been recently restored and repolished by German Vasquez Rubio,  including a re-fret job, splining two cracks below the bridge, and adjacent to the fingerboard. He also repaired a whack crack on the base side on the lower bout, and refinished the guitar using French polish for the face, and lacquer for back, sides, neck, and headstock. The finish is in perfect condition. Although hard to see in photos, the owner reports it has a new tap-plate. This guitar posses the unique signature sound of Marcelino's flamenco guitars.