B&M the Barnes and Mullen Group were established in 1893 approximately and started to import banjos from Germany. Originally they were music hall performers and used and played the instrument’s they sold. In the early 60’s they were incredibly lucky to import the absolutely superb instruments made by K Yairi from Japan and many of these still exist and are highly sought after, Once their reputation made the guitars very expensive they turned to Admira from Spain who also made a range of guitars from beginner to expert guitars at affordable prices. This is one of the early concert guitars at the top of that range with a solid front and laminated back and sides for strength as most Yairi models were. 95% of a guitars sound quality comes from the quality of the top the back and sides are much less important. Attention to detail such as the beading and finish are pleasing and can maintain the integrity of the instrument by making it stronger and longer lasting. The close grain of the top on this instrument suggests it is quite old and it has a very rich tone. It is advisable to keep playing a guitar to let it open up and this has been stored for some time so it will continue to improve for some time yet until it regains its full potential and it has already begun that process. It would suit an intermediate player who wants a good working instrument at a very affordable price. This instrument was made for the upper end of the market and called the concert and its finish belies the quality of the selected woods it was made from. It will not disappoint an experienced player who wants something for everyday practice.