"Several years ago following a decision to buy a winter home in Spain I decided to bring along my old classic guitar, that had remained unplayed at home for over 30 years, in the hope that I might pick up the ability to play it again. Having found a tutor in La Herradura I was surprised and pleased at my progress and was introduced to Andy Martin, who offered to overhaul my existing instrument which had been hand made in 1971!
Andy's efforts were very successful, breathing new life into it and accommodating various minor dimension changes to make it much more user friendly. When, subsequently, a couple of years later my wife suggested a new hand made guitar for my 70th birthday it was a very easy decision to commission Andy to make it for me.
The whole process was extremely rewarding, from the initial discussions regarding the type of instrument and the tonal requirements, the choice of exotic woods, the choice of subtle decorations and much more, all backed by regular updates and a photographic record from Andy. Finally, you receive the finished product to play and can appreciate all the extraordinary skill and care taken by Andy and hear the beautiful tones.
I was absolutely delighted with the finished product both in terms of the beautiful finish and the look of the woods but most importantly with the tone which is stunning and a huge step forward from my original instrument!.
II have no hesitation in recommending Andy for anyone wanting a new beautifully constructed Classical or Flamenco guitar, not only is he a supreme craftsman but also a thoroughly nice chap!