1972 Jose Ramirez "1aF" CD/CY
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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 is an extraordinary example of an older concert flamenco from the golden era of Ramirez, and is in excellent condition - with no damage or repairs, although it was recently refinished on the top in French polish by GV Rubio, and had an endpin plugged (since it previously had a microphone installed) since this was previously Fareed Haque's gigging guitar for many years. It is lightweight and comfortable, with a dry and aggressive old-world flamenco sound. 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