1974 Jose Ramirez "1a" CD/CSAR
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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 guitar 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 in the great recordings made by Segovia and Parkening from this time. It features lush CSA rosewood for the back and sides – quite a treat for the eyes. The condition is great for its age - there are no cracks or repairs, but the previous owner did have the soundboard expertly re-finished by Pepe Romero Jr. to remove dings and scratches (and a string ding - still visible) that had apparently been in the original finish. An excellent example of a fine Ramirez 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