Gear Reviews

Juan Montes Rodriguez JMR-105 Azahar Nogal reviewed in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the December issue of the magazine features a review of JMR-105 Azahar Nogal classical guitar from Juan Montes Rodriguez. The instrument was delivered for review by Juan Montes Rodriguez distributor in Poland, Gama.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Mikolaj Sluzewski:

“Compliance with the principles of luthiery art and multigenerational tradition in guitar building are the core values behind this instrument, making for its construction and sound. A great choice to start with and gradually build up your skills.”

“The tested guitar is made in Spain – a fact worth noting in the times of mass-moving production lines to the Far East. It shows that the manufacturer treats his own activity seriously and respects his customers and the money they invest in his products.”

“The guitar is built properly and thoroughly, it plays with a balanced, clear tone, tunes and resonates well – what else would you want from an entry level instrument for learning at home, during private lessons and workshops or in music school?”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Juan Montes Rodriguez JMR-105 Azahar Nogal


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.