Jose Ramirez "1a AS"

Details

Year: 1966 Top: Cedar
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 664 mm
Nut Width: 54 mm Finish: Lacquer
Country: Spain Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus

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ITEM: 07408
AVAILABILITY: Out of Stock
Price: $8,500.00

Background

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.

Description

This Ramirez 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. It features beautiful materials - including a gorgeous set of rosewood for the back and sides that has dramatic changes in color from dark red-brown to orange in the sapwood areas. Overall a majestic instrument to the eye. Condition is excellent, with only modest wear in the finish. Stamped on the inside by "AS" (Arturo Sanzano), whose daughter Marisa, still works for Ramirez today (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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