Since 1882, the Ramirez family has been crafting the most exquisite guitars. Their masterful instruments have been and continue to be played by music legends such as Julian Bream, Andres Segovia, Laurindo Almeida, Oscar Ghiglia, and José Luis Gonzales. Spanning five generations, the Ramirez dynasty has significantly shaped the history of classical guitar-making, starting with José Ramirez I, who trained numerous talented luthiers in his workshop.
José Ramirez III revolutionized guitar craftsmanship, particularly through his pioneering work with cedarwood tops. Under his direction, a new instrument was developed in the 1960s with a Western Red Cedar top and double sides. This innovative approach, coupled with the endorsement of Andrés Segovia, quickly influenced global guitar construction.
This 1983 Ramirez 1A epitomizes guitar craftsmanship. It is a tribute to the harmonious union of artistry and sound quality and holds a special place in the legacy of the iconic luthier. Crafted from the finest Indian rosewood, it exudes an elegance that impresses both visually and acoustically. Its cedar top accentuates its sonorous beauty, producing a rich and lively tone reminiscent of traditional flamenco guitars.
Despite being four decades old, this 1983 Ramirez 1A remains in remarkably good condition, showing only light signs of play and no structural flaws. A unique feature is the number “18″ stamped beneath the cedar top, attesting to the handiwork of Manuel Alonso Giménez and adding an additional layer of historical depth to this instrument.
The 1983 Ramirez 1A delivers a robust, confident sound with a swift response, making it a top choice for concert guitarists. A guitar that infuses both passion and dynamism into every performance. Let this timeless masterpiece transport you into the captivating world of classical guitar music.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|