José Ramirez flamenco guitar from 1968 – the crème de la crème from Ramirez’ golden era. This guitar has been played by Paco de Lucia and 1968 is the same year as the famous Andres Segovia Ramirez guitar!
There is not much to say about the name Ramirez … this family of luthiers has formed the history of guitar making like no one else.
For more than 100 years they have been producing world-class guitars.
This guitar comes from the so-called golden age of Ramirez. In the 60’s, when Jose Ramirez III revolutionized the body shape and inner construction of the guitar, these wonderful instruments were built.
This guitar belonged to a Tablao (Flamenco Bar) owner in Valencia. He was a close friend of Paco de Lucia and many other famous musicians who often performed in his bar unsing this very guitar among others. On one of the pictures we can see Paco de Lucia with this guitar!
This guitar has the great flamenco sound known from the old recordings of the great master Sabicas.
The guitar has a very voluminous sound and offers besides the loud tone an enormous warmth. The basses are absolutely fantastic and come with a pleasant humming. The trebles are clear and distinguished. The guitar unfolds the most beautiful timbres in every single tone and inspires in all areas.
It plays very easy, with a low action, a straight neck and a perfect setting.
The top is made of cedar and back and sides of cypress. The scale length is 655 mm and the nut width 54 mm.
The builder stamp is J.G. (Juan Garcia Rey) – Juan Garcia Rey was one of the most prolific builders in the Ramírez workshop. He was a master luthier and a ‘disciple’ of José Ramírez III.
If the guitar could speak, it would certainly be able to tell about many special evenings in the tablao and the special guests on the stage. This guitar was definitely played a lot.
It is in surprisingly good condition, other than the wear of play and use. It plays very nice with a low action and a straight and comfortable neck.
It comes with the original case.