1969 Jose Ramirez "1aF" CD/CY


Year: 1969 Top: Cedar
Back & Sides: Cypress Scale Length: 656 mm
Nut Width: 54 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Spain Condition: USED - Excellent


ITEM: 05480


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 an extraordinary example of an older Ramirez concert flamenco (stamped PC - For a complete list of Ramirez luthiers from this era, click here), and is in fantastic condition for a 40+ year old guitar. Visually, it is close to pristine, although there is one well-repaired crack underneath the tap-plate, and the finish has been redone at some point as well. It is lightweight and comfortable, with a dry and aggressive old-world flamenco sound. An excellent example of a fine Ramirez flamenco, perfect 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.

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