1979 - clase 1a
Beautiful, straight-grained Spanish cypress in terrific condition.
Canadian cedar; quite close-grained with a beautiful rosette. Clear golpeador. Lacquer-finished
Traditional rosewood pegs
53mm at the nut
In original, very clean condition - with very few marks. But for a few localised marks, the back and sides almost look like new. The front has some isolated grain-line crazing lines in the lacquer finish; five below the bridge; one on the bass side and a little group of four or five up on the top bout - hard to see and of no consequence- very typical with old lacquer. On the bass-side edge of the golpeador, some cleats have been put underneath as if there were a crack. Personally I don't think there is a crack; I believe it is just one of those crazing lines in the lacquer. There is a double, not-very-noticeable, string ding below the first string. All together it is one of the most near-new condition, old Ramirez flamencos I have ever seen.
This is a really light guitar with very good sound. Ramirez in Madrid recently confirmed it was contructed by an 'oficial' (artisan) of the house of Jose Ramirez, Don José Luís Alonso and was sold in 1980 to a guitarist in Trinidad. It is a really good Ramirez flamenco guitar in exceptionally good condition.
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