This flamenco guitar has built by the popular José Ramirez signature in 1970, one of the most prolific periods of the firm, which flocked to his shop guitarists worldwide both classical and flamenco, Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlucar, Narciso Yepes, Serranito… among many others.
The wood used for the top is canadian cedar, and spanish Cypress for back and sides. The top has a very accentuated grain, completely straight and uniform. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, with an outstanding quality and beauty. The initials C.LL. denote it has been made by master luthier Carlos Llerena.
One more time, this instrument is part of a series of guitars specially made for the artists of that time. They were top-notch guitars, but delivered without a signature, thus allowing professionals to acquire them for a lower price, after promising not to sell them at a higher price.
This flamenco guitar belonged to the Habichuela family ever since it was made. Its sound is marvellous, possibly one of the very best guitars of the firm we have ever seen. The sound quality it has clearly beats most guitars, with a timbre which simply redefines the concept of “flamenco”, raising it at its best.
The tension of this flamenco guitar is medium, and the heights of the strings in fingerboard and saddle are perfect, providing us with such a high degree of comfort that one will be delighted.
The condition is really good, if one takes into account the fact that it has been an extensively used instrument for 50 years. The back has a small hit, perfectly repaired (as seen in the images attached), which led to the subsequent revarnishing of the back and sides. The guitar has been slightly touched up with natural nitrocellulose varnish, without affecting the original thickness in any single way, but keeping its excellent sound features intact.
Out of stock
|Back and sides|
Traditional wooden pegs
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Prado brown or black
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)