This guitar was built in the famous Jose Ramirez III
workshop, which for over half a century has produced instruments performed on by countless professionals from Sting to Segovia, Chet Atkins to Sabicas and Lee Ritenour to Christopher Parkening.
This is a fantastic example of an older concert flamenco from the workshop of Jose Ramirez III
. It is lightweight and comfortable, with a dry and aggressive old-world flamenco sound. Stamped initials internally are MG (Manuel Contreras - For a complete list of Ramirez luthiers from this era, click here
), who built this guitar the same year he left the Ramirez shop to set up his own taller at Calle Mayor in Madrid. Other than having had some minor repairs to some hairline cracks in the top and one of the sides, the guitar is in concert-ready condition and truly an excellent example of a fine Ramirez for either collector or concert player.
For more information on Ramirez, be sure to read The Ramirez Family: Masters of the Guitar
, or for information on the Ramirez family members, from Amalia Ramirez back to Jose I
and for some interesting fact-checking on myths and facts about this legendary workshop