1965 Jose Ramirez "1a MM" SP/CSAR


Year: 1965 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 664 mm
Nut Width: 54 mm Finish: Lacquer
Country: Spain Condition: Near-mint


ITEM: 05794


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. Condition is astounding for its age - apart from one hairline crack on the top recently repaired by Yuris Zeltins, there are barely even any signs of regular playing wear. Stamped initials internally are MM (Miguel Malo - For a complete list of Ramirez luthiers from this era, click here).

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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