Jose Marin Plazuelo, Spain
José Marín Plazuelo was born in Granada, Spain on the 13th of June 1960. He is the nephew of the Granada maker, Antonio Marín Montero, one of the most respected guitar makers in the world. Marín Plazuelo joined his uncle's workshop in 1974 when he was 14 years old. Here under his uncle's watchful eye he learned the traditional art of guitar making, developing into a brilliant guitar maker in his own right.

Using traditional techniques he learned from his uncle, Plazuelo has been making world class concert guitars under his own label for many years now. Still, to this day Marín Plazuelo continues to share a workshop, his time, and experiences with his uncle and master, Antonio Marín Montero.

Plazuelo's wonderful classical guitars are reminiscent of his famous uncle's guitars. His much sought after flamenco guitars, however, are similar to the small body guitars of Francisco Simplicio (1874 - 1932), the famous Catalonian guitar maker.

José Marín Plazuelo