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.
The tone of this guitar has that classic, identifiable Ramirez sound from this era - a rich, thick and yet clear voice throughout, and has that essential warm, mysterious and moody quality that made Ramirez famous. Stamped initials internally are MT (Mariano Tezanos), who along with AM (Antonio Martinez) was the most sought-after of the Ramirez makers (For a complete list of Ramirez luthiers from this era, click here), particularly due the fondness Segovia had for his 1968 MT, arguably his favorite Ramirez. This is fantastic example of the 1a model in its 'final' form - and the earliest we've seen that has doubled sides, which we believe was introduced in 1964. Incredible condition with no cracks or repairs (only some small nicks and dings), in entirely original condition, making this a striking and bold example of a top Ramirez from their golden era.