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2004 Jose Ramirez "1a" CD/CSAR

Year 2004
Top Cedar
Back & Sides CSA Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish Lacquer
Country Spain
Luthier Amalia Ramirez
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Description

This guitar was built in the famous Jose Ramirez 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 model is the famously designated "1a", which stands for "primera" in Spanish, and means "1st" or "highest" quality. The 1a Traditional represents top quality in workmanship, detail and choice of wood. This model features a particularly striking and beautiful set of rosewood for the back and sides. It has one of their their classic rosettes and purfling which are absolutely stunning. It has all the color and warmth that is normally associated with a great classic Ramirez. For attention to detail, quality of construction and sound, this is a first-class instrument. It is very easy to play, with a lovely neck and easy action. The tone is thick yet clear, and has that essential warm, mysterious and moody quality that made Ramirez famous. Although used, it is in great condition with only some very modest playing wear.

A hardshell case is included with this guitar.

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.

Videos

2004 Jose Ramirez "1a" CD/CSAR

Andrew York's "Sunburst" performed by John César on a 2004 Jose Ramirez “1a”

2004 Jose Ramirez "1a" CD/CSAR

Kendrick Shen - Gaspar Sanz 'Canarios' (2004 Jose Ramirez)

Guitars by Amalia Ramirez