1960 Marcelino López Nieto


Concert Flamenco Guitar
Make: Marcelino López Nieto
Model: Concert Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 1960
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Fusteros
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

1960 Marcelino López Nieto

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1960 Marcelino López Nieto

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Concert Flamenco Guitar
Make: Marcelino López Nieto
Model: Concert Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 1960
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 52mm
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. Although, he confesses that as a luthier he is largely self-taught,  he worked for a time carving head stocks for Hernandez y Aguado, and he informally learned much the theory of his craft from the widow of Santos Hernandez, and from his nephew Feliciano Bayon in whose workshop he hung out regularly as did many of the leading musicians of the time.  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 which was made in 1960 has back and sides of cypress, German spruce top, machine heads, and like old flamenco guitars a tap plate made of maple. The scale is 650mm, with a 52mm nut. While the guitar shows wear consistent with its age, (scratches to the finish, etc), overall this guitar is in excellent condition. There are no cracks, repairs, nor are any needed. The set up at the 12th fret is 3mm on the 6th string, 2mm on the 1st.