This guitar was donated to our non-profit charitable organization, the GSI Foundation
. Guitar sales through the GSI Foundation raise money to directly benefit music education in public schools. Feel free to contact us
for more information.
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 stamped internally with the builder's initials, "JG" which stands for Juan Garcia Rey (for a complete list of Ramirez luthiers from this era, click here
). The 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. The condition is great for its age with no damage or repairs, only very modest playing wear. 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