Ramirez Classical Guitar 1968


The Ramirez family luthiery in Madrid was already 120 years old when Jose Ramirez III refined designs to create what is now considered a 1960’s ‘golden era’ of guitar making .  Notably, Segovia performed around the world for many years with a 1969 Ramirez. Here we have a rare and original 1968 example, with the signature Ramirez combination of close-grained Cedar top and dark Indian Rosewood back and sides, highlighted by the colours of the rosette, which are reflected in the 7-ply binding. The neck is Spanish Cedar while the fretboard, bridge and headstock overlay are African Ebony.  Original hand-engraved Fustero tuning machines adorn the headstock and work perfectly.  Having had one owner since the 1970s, this guitar has been much loved, and shows its age with playing wear to the body and lacquer wear on the back of the neck.  In hand, this Ramirez is a joy to play, with frets in excellent shape and truly imposing volume and sustain across all strings. The action at 12th fret is 6mm on the low E, 4mm on the high E string.  A rare and original 1960s Ramirez complete with a worn but original hard case of the era.

SKU: 6531 Categories: ,
  • Brand: Ramirez
  • Made In Year: 1968
  • Top: Cedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Body Sides/Back:  Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) 
  • Neck/Fingerboard:  Spanish Cedar / African Ebony
  • Bridge: African Ebony
  • Headstock overlay: African Ebony
  • Tuners: Fustero
  • Weight:  1.67kg (3lb11oz)
  • Original Finish: Yes
  • Original Parts: Yes
  • Scale Length: 65cm (25.5″)
  • Nut Width: 54mm (2.1″)
  • Neck Profile: Full D
  • Modifications/Repairs: Nil
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Playability Notes:  Exceptional volume and tone
  • Case:  Hard case of the era in fair condition