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Five generations of the Ramírez family have produced Ramirez Guitars. The company was founded in 1882, when José Ramírez opened a workshop at 2 Concepción Jerónima, Madrid.
After the death of José Ramírez in 1923, his son José Ramírez II, married with two children, José III and Alfredo, returned from South America where he worked as a guitarist. He was also a guitar maker, and in 1925 Jose II ran the company.
Largely hampered by material shortages during the Spanish Civil War, José II and his son José III, who was himself a guitarist, began experimenting with non-traditional woods and design techniques. The other son of Jose II, Alfredo, directed the affair.
Alfredo died in 1954, and José II in 1957, forcing José III to take over the management of the store and to give up guitar making for a time. However, he continued to experiment, putting drawings on paper to be built by companions, and supervising each phase of construction of the instruments. He worked closely with the top performers, which led to the acceptance of his innovations.
He built concert guitars for Andrés Segovia that were larger and more powerful than those of Torres. These guitars had a longer scale length and asymmetrical bracing than the symmetrical Torres pattern. These two innovations and many others are standard today.
More radical still, in 1963, he built a ten-string guitar for Narciso Yepes, to accommodate Yepes' unique balanced chromatic chord, and later an eight-string guitar for José Tomás. The high-end professional models based on these two extended-range guitars remain in the current catalog of the company.
In the 1960s, to cope with the growing demand, José III moved the workshop to General Margallo Street, and significantly increased the number of employees, leaving the original premises only as a store. In the early 1970s, it was replaced by a larger store at 5 Concepción Jerónima, directly in front of the original establishment. The original store was restored and reopened in the late 1980s by José III's children, José Ramírez IV and his sister Amalia, both themselves then guitarists.
In 1988, Jose III passed the control of the company to Jose IV and Amalia. In 1993, they undertook a major restructuring of the company, focusing on entirely handmade professional instruments and entrusting the construction of high quality student instruments to their designs and delivered to their own workshop for inspection. final and adjustment.
In 1995, they were unable to renew the lease of the original shop, and moved to the current address near 8 Calle de la Paz. José IV died in 2000, leaving Amalia to oversee the entire operation. In 2010, it is a team of fourteen people, including Amalia herself, four other luthiers and three apprentices. Enrique and Cristina Ramirez, her nephew and niece will continue in the future.
Model introduced by José Ramírez in the 90s.It is therefore an exclusive model of this house.These guitars are controlled, adjusted and certified by Ramírez. The FL2 guitar is the only Flamenco guitar produced by the Ramirez brand. Exclusive model, it was created in the 90s by Jose Ramirez. Handcrafted, it is a robust and completely massive guitar. Its design has been fully tested to ensure optimum quality. The specificity of this Flamenco guitar is its massive cypress body, which gives it a bright and brilliant sound. Formerly widely used in the manufacture of guitars, cypress is now rare and has become synonymous with guitar of very good quality.The FL2 guitar table is made of solid German spruce, its cedar neck, ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge. This guitar has an excellent answer that will allow you to play with ease. Her sonorities are bright and clear, her volume powerful, and she has a perfect balance of tones. The Flamenco FL2 guitar is perfect for intermediate guitarists who want to play flamenco-style scoresLV: 650mm TABLE: German spruce CHILDREN AND BOTTOM: solid cypress KEY: Ebony HANDLE: cedar CHEVALET: rosewood SILL...
The Ramirez R1 guitar is a study guitar that represents a very good price / quality ratio. This classical guitar is composed of a solid red cedar top, a back and sides in Mahogany African plated. Its handle is cedar, its bridge is rosewood, and the saddle of the top and bottom melamine. This guitar has a beautiful lacquered finish. The Ramirez R1 guitar will share deep and deep bass tones and clear highs, all perfectly balanced, with a very good sound volume. Its comfortable handle will allow you to play with ease. The particularity of Ramirez R Series guitars are their quick response and light weight. Each Ramirez guitar benefits during its manufacture of a strict control to guarantee its quality.Table: Solid red cedar Back and sides: Mahogany African plated Key: Solid Ebony Handle: Cedar Bridge: Rosewood Top and bottom nut: Melamine LV: 650/636 mm Finish: Lacquered
The 4NE is the high-end Ramirez model of the NE series. It is made entirely by hand with very strong materials, the cedar top, the back and sides in Indian rosewood With a rich and invigorating sound, with a volume and a superb clarity, it projects well in a room of average size. The detail is very refined, including the beautiful work at the rosette.Table: solid cedar Back and sides: massive Indian rosewood Handle: Cedar Button: Ebony Scale: 650 mm Nut width: 52 mm Mechanical: golden Color: Natural lacquered
The NE series was created in 2008 following an improvement by Amalia Ramirez of the E series dating from 1986. In this update, Amalia Ramirez has improved the decorations of the guitars of the range, while keeping the peculiarities specific to the brand, such as home-made. The 2NE guitar has, like most Ramirez guitars, a solid red cedar top, synonymous with the Ramirez brand. His body is in Indian rosewood, his cedar neck, ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge. The 2NE guitar will seduce you with its delicate lacquered finish that reinforces its charm.Table: solid cedar Back and sides: massive Indian rosewood Handle: Cedar Button: Ebony Scale: 650 mm Nut width: 52 mm Mechanical: gold plated Color: Natural lacquered
The Ramirez 1NE guitar is part of the new range designed by Amalia Ramirez, who wanted to improve the line E, old line created by Jose Ramirez III. The line NE is therefore an update of the E range. Unlike the old range, the guitars of this one are lighter and have more elaborate rosettes. The overall design and acoustic characteristics, however, remain faithful to the models in line E.The 1NE guitar has a solid red cedar top, which gives it an exceptional acoustic quality. His body is Indian rosewood veneer, cedar reed, ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge.Similar to the R model guitars, the guitars in the NE range are larger and darker than the latter.Table: Solid red cedar Back and sides: Indian rosewood veneered Button: Ebony Handle: Cedar Bridge: Rosewood Top and bottom nut: Melamine LV: 650 mm Finish: Lacquered
This line was designed by José Ramírez IV in 1991. Amalia Ramírez has renewed this line in 2014 in its ornamentation and with better construction. These guitars are inspected, adjusted and certified by Amalia Ramirez herself. With two new models, the Ramirez RA and the Ramirez RB. Two guitars with a breathtaking design and great playability. The Ramirez RA and the Ramirez RB are the entry-level models of the popular Ramirez Studio line. The Ramirez RB has a solid Indian rosewood body combined with the choice of top in solid cedar wood or solid spruce. The key is also made of ebony and there is also a band of ebony reinforcement on the neck. The luxury mechanics in black and gold give a good impression, which, in this case, is darker than its sister the RA. The back of the guitar also has a more elaborate wood decoration.Solid cedar top Solid rosewood back and sides Cedar handle Ebony fingerboard Golden hardware Scale: 650 mm Nut width: 52 mm Color: Natural high gloss Supplied in a case
This line was designed by José Ramírez IV in 1991. Amalia Ramírez has renewed this line in 2014 in its ornamentation and with better construction. These guitars are inspected, adjusted and certified by Amalia Ramirez herself. With two new models, the Ramirez RA and the Ramirez RB. Two guitars with a breathtaking design and great playability. The Ramirez RA and the Ramirez RB are the entry-level models of the popular Ramirez Studio line Solid cedar top Rosewood back and sides Cedar handle Ebony fingerboard Golden hardware Scale: 650 mm Nut width: 52 mm Color: Natural high gloss