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VINTAGE: 1970 Ramirez 2a Flamenco

Transitional 2a/1a Flamenco in Cedar / Cypress






















Jose Ramirez 1970 Flamenco

Up for consideration is a vintage Jose Ramirez 2a Flamenco guitar. This guitar was handmade in the famous Ramirez workshop in Madrid, in 1970, by Juan Miguel Guardiola Moreno. This guitar was his test to be promoted to a 1a master luthier. He passed the test, and all of his subsequent guitars were labeled 1a. New, these wonderful guitars sell for over $10,000, and even on the used market Ramirez guitars near the 1960s Golden Age sell for several thousand dollars. Here is a rare chance to pick up a wonderful Ramirez handmade Flamenco in excellent condition at a tremendous discount!!!

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1270 DPI high-resolution photos are here. This guitar ihas a beautiful tone, with amazing projection and low action, and this guitar would make a great instrument for acoustic concerts, as well as studio recordings.

* Scale Length 655 mm
* Nut Width = 53 mm
* 12th Fret width = 64 mm
* Action Fret 1 = 2.75 mm
* Action Fret 12 = 3 mm
* Top = Cedar
* Saddle, Nut = Bone
* Back/Sides: Spanish Cypress
* Fretboard = Ebony
* Finish: Lacquer
* Model: MRS10
* Hardshell Case
    * Made in Spain

This guitar is in amazing condition for a 40-year-old instrument. The neck, back and sides are essentially mint. The top has a superficial crack repair on the bass side of the lower bout, by German Vasquez Rubio, who cleated the crack and refinished the top.

The guitar has a wonderful sound, with great projection and a beautiful deep basses, and very nice trebles. Compared to my former Contreras 2a Flamenco, this guitar is much, much nicer sounding. Here are several sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. These 16 MP3 files have no compression, EQ or reverb -- just mic'd through a pair of Schoeps CMT 30 mics, into a Presonus ADL 600 preamp into a Rosetta 200 A/D converter. The last sound clip with viola has some reverb added.

1 | Resonance Test
(Showing Sympathetic Resonance)

2 | Intonation Test (fretted @ 12th fret,
followed by Harmonic @ 12th fret)

3 | Packington's Pound (English
Renaissance, before 1596)

4 | Brian Boru's March (Traditional
Irish harp tune)

5 | The Third Tune
(Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585

6 | Trebles Test
(Showing sound of the Trebles)

7 | Basses Test
(Showing sound of the Basses)

8 | Tremolo Test
(Showing sound of the Tremolo)

9 | Dog Walk
(Original Composition)

10 | Slurs Test
(with slurs and percussion)

11 | Harmonics Test
(Showing sound of the Harmonics)

12 | Improv

13 | Percussion Test
(with tapping / percussion)

14 | Percussion Test 2
(with tapping / percussion)

15 | Rasquedo Test
(Rasquedo on various chords)

16 | The Third Tune
(with viola, Thomas Tallis)


Insured USA FedEx Ground is $40, and I do accept PayPal. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions before bidding. No returns -- sold as is. This auction is for one Jose Ramirez Flamenco guitar and case. No other accessories are included.

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