For over half a century, the name of Jose Ramirez
is perhaps the most recognized to classical and flamenco guitar aficionados. Ramirez instruments have been performed on by countless professionals from Sting to Segovia, Chet Atkins to Sabicas and Lee Ritenour to Christopher Parkening.
The NE line is the new and improved "E" line, which was designed by Jose Ramirez III in 1986. Amalia Ramirez created the NE line in 2008 by updating the pattern on the "E" line's rosettes, purflings and tie blocks. When it comes to the basic construction of these guitars, Amalia stayed true to her father's original designs. These guitars are slightly lighter in weight, but the NE guitars still sing with the same beautiful, rich tones that are characteristic of Jose Ramirez guitars. The 4NCWE is the same as the 4NE in specs but with a cutaway, Fishman pickup and on-board equalization. This guitar is perfect for the crossover player of jazz/pop/classical or for the performing classical guitarist who prefers not to use a microphone. The 4NCWE is the top model with cutaway and electronics in the NE series, and features a rich, robust tone, with excellent volume and clarity. The detailing is the most refined of all the student instruments, including the fine work in the hand-inlaid purfling.
A new 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
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