Ramirez Workshop Luthiers
We are often asked what the intials in the Ramirez Guitars represent. The following is a list of luthiers of the Ramirez workshop and their intials:
MAG – Manuel Alonso Gimenez: Although these were his initials, he ever never used them. He used a number instead.
PC – Cayetano Alvarez Luna: He didn’t use his own initials. When he made guitars he used Pedro Contreras’ initials PC.
JLA – José Luis Alvarez Mariblanca
Paulino Bernabe Almendariz
CB – Carlos Blanco Pena: Although these were his initials, he ever never used them. He used a number instead.
EB – Enrique Borreguero Marcos: Although these were his initials, he ever never used them. He used a number instead.
MC – Manuel Caceres Pizarro
MG – Manuel Gonzales Contreras (from 1959-1962)
AC – Alfonso Contreras Valbuena
PC – Pedro Contreras Valbuena: He shared his initials with Cyetano Alvarez
JF – José Flores Duro
JG – Juan Garcia Rey
PJ – Pedro Jimenez Posadas
José Lopez Cubillo
CLL – Carmelo Llerena Martinez
MM – Miguel Malo Martinez
FM – Felix Manzanero
Pedro Manzanero Cabrera: He didn’t use initials because he never made guitars. He cannot be considered a disciple of Ramirez when it comes to building guitars, only when speaking of bandurrias and lutes.
IM – Ignacio Manzano Rozas
AM – Antonio Martinez Ortega
JM – Julian Moraga Rodriguez: Although these were his initials, he ever never used them. He used a number instead.
FM – Fernando Morcuende De Cruz
Ramón Peñalver Soler
GP – (Goya) Pérez Mariblanca
Manuel Rodriguez Fernandez: He is not a disciple of José Ramirez III. He was a workmate, and he left the workshop before Ramirez III unveiled all of his innovations. It is better to say that he was a disciple of José Ramirez II.
JR – José Romero Garrido
AS – Arturo Sanzano Moreno
MTC – Mariano Tezanos Castro: He also used the initials MT, but he inverted the “T” in order to distinguish himself from his father.
MT – Mariano Tezanos Martín
O (JER) – José Ramirez IV: Normally he doesn’t use initials. When he began building, he used the letter “O” on some guitars. When he does use initials, they would be “JER”.
AR – Amalia Ramirez: She does not use initials on her guitars yet. When she does, they would be “AR.”.
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