José Ramirez III’s guitars gained an international reputation during the 1960s through Andrés Segovia and his many students. Starting from 1965, J. Ramirez started to develop a new instrument built with a “Western Red Cedar” top. This revolutionary way to build guitars and the use of this new material spread in the guitar world very quickly, as Andrés Segovia played several J. Ramirez III as his main concert instruments.
This fantastic 1975 Flamenco guitar built by José Ramirez is in almost pristine condition. It has a superb “Spanish” sound with a super-responsive, warm and colourful tone. The ambivalence between the cedar’s mellowness and the cypress’ spontaneity gives the guitar an incredible range of colours and exceptional dynamic possibilities.
|Luthier:||José Ramirez III|
|Back and sides:||Cypress|