1981 Jose Ramirez "1a" CD/IN
|Back & Sides||Indian Rosewood|
|Scale Length||664 mm|
|Nut width||54 mm|
|Luthier||Jose Ramirez III|
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. It is very easy to play, with a lovely neck and easy action, despite the way many of the guitars from this period were set up. The tone is thick yet clear, and has that essential warm, mysterious and moody quality that made Ramirez famous. It features first rate materials and has the classic Ramirez look, feel, and sound. It's in excellent condition with only one well-repaired hairline crack in the lower bout of the top between the bridge and foot, as well as some minor cosmetic wear in the finish. Overall a great 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.