Flamenco guitar José Ramírez I (1890-1900)

This flamenco guitar was made by José Ramírez I between the years 1890-1900. 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. The guitars of this genius craftsman are fairly difficult to find. In fact, just for you to imagine, we have personally seen more guitars made by Santos Hernández than by this maker.

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.

During the ’30s and ’40s, this rosette design was used for the ‘Modelo Tablao’ guitar, whose construction was moved to Valencian factories, a type of studio guitar that became very popular at the time due to its balance between price and quality. Due to the popularity of this model of the Ramírez firm, you might think that this guitar is a studio model of inferior quality, but nothing could be further from the truth. This guitar was built by José Ramírez I himself between 1890 and 1900 with an outstanding acoustic and construction quality. 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.

The tension is soft, and with this “rebound-like” effect, so typical in the very best flamenco guitars.

The condition of this flamenco guitar is very good and completely original. It preserves the originality of all its parts, including its rosewood fretboard and frets, with only a few cracks in the sides which have not been repaired due to their lightness and situation.

Price 3,600.00 - SOLD

Out of stock




German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

660 mm


French polish


Traditional wooden pegs

String height 12th fret

3.2 mm

Saddle height

8.2 mm

Nut width

49 mm

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

44 mm

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

58 mm


1030 gr


Very good – original

Included case


Optional case (plus 250€)


Optional case ( plus 650 € )

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Video recorded with strings

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