Flamenco guitar José Ramírez III 1956

This flamenco guitar was made by José Ramírez III in 1956. 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 flamenco guitar is part of a collection made up of three ones, by José Ramírez and two of them by Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso, belonging to a really infuential guitarist and collector of that time, with important connections in the world of flamenco.

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.

This flamenco guitar is a unique gem, really exclusive, as we had never been able to acquire one of them in all these years. We are talking about a guitar made José Ramírez himself. We remark this fact because, despite having great craftsmen in his workshop, it was him who personally made the top-notch guitars. As a result, it could be said that acquiring this guitar could be regarded as something more difficult than a Torres!
Its sound is pure magic, instantly bringing to mind the very best guitars made by Marcelo Barbero or Santos Hernández. However, we would dare to say that this one beats them in several aspects, such as scope, timbre, or balance, which are completely out of this world.

This guitar has the highly-valued “rebound beating” on the right hand, combined with fantastic softness on the left one, thus accomplishing the “perfect instrument”, should we want to spend hours and hours playing non-stop with a nice feeling of ease.

The condition of this flamenco guitar is excellent, being completely original. It is a true miracle to find a guitar like this one, from 1956, with its original varnish and not having undergone any single modification or move. It only has a small crack on the side, perfectly repaired, just the way it used to be done back then, as it is a strain-free area and represents no danger at all.


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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

654 mm


French polish


Traditional wooden pegs

String height 12th fret

2.8 mm

Saddle height

7.1 mm

Nut width

56 mm

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

42 mm

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

56 mm


1060 gr


Excellent – original

Included case


Optional case (plus 150€)


Optional case (plus 500 €)

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