Jose Ramirez 1A Cedar and Brazilian Rosewood
Very few names have been as influential in the development and history of the guitar as the name Jose Ramirez. The family tradition was born around the year 1870, when a 12 year-old boy began an apprenticeship at a local builder’s workshop. He worked to develop his skills and in 1882 he founded the José Ramírez workshop. Now in its fourth generation, the Ramírez name continues to be the gold standard by which all other Spanish classical and flamenco guitars are measured.
The 1a Traditional begins the Concert line representing top quality in workmanship, detail and choice of wood. Ramirez guitars have set the mark for Concert level guitars for many years as the business gets passed on from generation to generation.
Jose Ramirez Concert guitars are considered the most prestigious of all Ramirez Guitars. Each all-solid guitar is handmade with only the finest choices of woods and premium decorations. Built by a few luthiers in the small Ramirez workshop, each guitar is a truly unique instrument that has the stamp of approval from Amalia Ramirez herself.
Originally designed by José Ramírez III in the 1960's, the Traditional 1a is a world class instrument and has the balanced powerful tone, beauty, and playability associated with classic Ramírez guitars.
This classical guitar features a solid Red Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The slotted headstock has a Brazilian Rosewood overlay and engraved exposed gear gold tuners with ivoroid buttons. The rosette is a mosaic of red roses entwined by green stems. The rosewood bridge features a bone saddle and a bone bordered harness for securing the string ends.
This instrument distibutes light wear for its age as well as two small cracks. 1 on the top and 1 on the back. There is also some light finish checking, surface scratches and dings. The bridge has also been professionally reglued by Glaser Instruments.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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