José Ramirez 1a (made by Mariano Tezanos)

  • Year:

    1969 - number 3365. MT stamp on the heel slipper and signed by José Ramirez III on the label.

  • Body:

    South American rosewood - very dark, nearly all straight-grained. Very high quality wood. The sides are lined with cypress.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar - with one of the well-recognised rosettes.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero originals with engraved, brass side-plates and white, imitation mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    664mm with 19 frets on the ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1766 grams

  • Condition:

    In really very good, original, repair-free, crack-free condition. The back, sides, neck and head are very close to new condition. The side of the neck has been bumped in one spot. The front has a double string-ding on the 1st, a ding on the 2nd and a few other nail marks or scratches in an otherwise shiny and attractive top.

  • Comments:

    Give most people a free choice of what period of Ramirez they would look for and the vast majority would say 1960's, Brazilian rosewood and made by Mariano Tezanos or Antonio Martinez. Well, this is exactly what this one is - number 3365. (One of Segovia's 1969 Ramirez was number 3339) This instrument has a treble that can produce those golden tones so reminiscent of the Segovia soundworld; strong, clear and sustaining; just makes you want to play the music of Torroba, Ponce, Castelnuovo-Tedesco etc. So - a really fine, vintage Ramirez 1a, in very good, attractive condition and with the sound you would hope for.

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  • Price:
    Sold August 2010
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