1956 Jose Ramirez II SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides:
This guitar was made one year before the death of Jose Ramirez II
and already shows the growing influence of Manuel Ramirez over the Francisco Gonzalez-inspired style of his father, Jose Ramirez I
in the plantilla, internal bracing and even decorative decisions. It has a lightweight build, huge volume (even by 'modern' standards) and almost plays itself with a beautifully shaped neck and easy setup. This was a great period of the Ramirez dynasty - several important makers were working at the Ramirez shop during this period including Paulino Bernabe, Marcelo Barbero, Manuel Rodriguez and of course his son Jose Ramirez III
, who would eventually take over the running of the shop in 1957 and continue to make history for this famous shop
in the decades to follow. Apart from a small crack in the back, the guitar is in excellent, original condition. This is truly a great "classic" all around.