Manuel Ramirez (1864-1916) is certainly one of the most important luthiers of guitar history. In his Madrilenian workshop, Manuel Ramirez trained and inspired many now-legendary guitar makers such as Santos Hernandez, Enrique Garcia, Domingo Esteso, Modesto Borreguero, and many more.
This guitar made between 1903 and 1909 has several repaired and stable cracks on both the top and back and sides. A little 4x2cm piece of would has been replaced with a wood diamond at the upper bout of both sides. A longer crack on the back has been repaired with cleats. The guitar is perfectly stable in its current condition and is waiting to be played and loved yet again.
This charming Manuel Ramirez inspires the guitarist to explore the romantic Spanish music with its earthy and warm timbre. It has beautiful marquetry details with mother of pearl inlays in the rosette. Cypress paired with aged spruce is an outstanding combination that allures the guitarist to play in a lot of different styles and genres within the classical guitar.
|Back and sides:||Cypress|
|Air resonance frequency:||E|