2021 Jose Ramirez "1a Especial" CD/IN
|Back & Sides||Indian Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
Over the years, the Ramirez 1a models have come in a variety of "flavors" - this model, the "Especial" was introduced by Jose Ramirez IV, and has all the standard features found in the regular 1a model but with one subtle difference - it is built with solid rosewood sides (as opposed to having the cypress lining found in the "Traditional" models) which gives a the tone a bit more clarity and brightness, particularly with the sound coming out of the box. Up until the mid-1960's this was standard for the regular Ramirez concert models. This difference will appeal to players especially looking for greater separation between voices but who still want the recognizable sound of Ramirez. This is the first guitar (#1) in the 20th Anniversary re-issuing of this model.The back-story to this re-issue.
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.