The Ramirez family has been building fine and high-quality guitars since 1882 already. Their instruments have been and are played by some of the greatest guitarists in the world, such as Julian Bream, Andres Segovia, Laurindo Almeida, Oscar Ghiglia, Jose Luis Gonzales, and many others. Ramirez is an important part of the history of guitar building. Jose Ramirez I (1858-1923) trained a large number of guitar builders in his workshop at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. And José Ramirez III (1922-1995) was a pioneer in the use of cedarwood as top wood for guitars and built several guitars for Andres Segovia.
This 1979 José Ramirez III is a masterpiece that stands head and shoulders above the crowd in the world of stringed instruments. Revered for its harmonious fusion of aesthetic allure and audial excellence, this guitar occupies a cherished spot in the rich legacy of the iconic luthier, José Ramirez.
Crafted meticulously with an enchanting Indian rosewood back and sides, its look is as melodious as its sound, epitomizing the true elegance of classic musical instruments. It’s not just the look that enthralls, the cedar top of the guitar not only complements its enticing appearance but also accentuates its acoustic brilliance. The combination ensures a robust and bright sound that beautifully mirrors the soulful vibrancy of traditional flamenco guitars.
Despite the passage of over four decades since its inception, this José Ramirez III guitar maintains a good condition with several signs of play, without any structural problems or cracks.
A unique detail of this guitar is the identifier number ’19’ etched beneath the cedar soundboard. This mark certifies the craftsmanship of Julián Moraga Rodríguez, adding another layer of historical significance to this coveted instrument.
In terms of performance, the 1979 José Ramirez III is a sonic powerhouse, offering a rich and commanding output with a swift attack, making it an ideal choice for concert players. It’s the perfect instrument for those seeking to inject their performances with fervor and dynamism. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of classical guitar music with this timeless piece, a beautiful embodiment of tradition and the mastery of its creator.
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|