Classical guitar José Ramírez II 1933

This classical guitar was made by José Ramírez II in 1933. In his workshop, under his superb teaching, some of the very best makers of that time were trained. For example, Marcelo Barbero, or Manuel Rodríguez, among others.

This guitar has been made according to Madrid school tradition, with spectacular woods, regarding both beauty and quality. Looking at the details, one can notice neatness, dedication, and care in its making.

Its sound has the perfect balance between brightness and depth, with an unusual volume in this kind of guitars. It is a guitar with a sweet timbre and a surprising projection; warmth and quality in its maximum splendour united in the same instrument which is presented as a unique opportunity, both for guitarists and collectors of the highest level, given the difficulty of acquiring this type of instrument and in this state of conservation.

This classical guitar has got medium tension, and a perfect height of strings in the saddle and fingerboard, providing the guitarist with a high degree of comfort for both hands, as well as an easy performance.

TThis classical guitar only has a small crack on the top, and two on the brazilian rosewood back, around 3 cm long, which are practically invisible to eyesight. They are perfectly repaired by master luthier Marcelo Barbero in 1943, ten years after they were made. The fact of going to Barbero´s workshop to repair them is worth remarking, as it is probably due to the relationship between Marcelo and his mentor, José Ramírez II. The shellac varnish and the bridge have been replaced by master luthier Francisco Sánchez, respecting the original aesthetics, although keeping its acoustic qualities intact.

Price 5,500.00 - SOLD

Out of stock

Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides

Brazilian rosewood

Scale length

650 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

3.2 mm

Saddle height

9.6 mm

Nut width

52 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut

43 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle

59 mm


1330 gr


Very good

Included case


Optional case ( plus 650 € )

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

Optional case (plus 250€)


Video recorded with strings

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