This flamenco guitar was made by José Ramírez II in 1957. 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.
Its sound has the perfect balance between brightness and depth, with an unusual volume in this kind of guitars (slighly narrower than the average concert guitar). The quality of its bass string, and the musicalness of its trebles make it the best guitar of the firm we have seen so far.
The beating is soft, and with this “rebound-like” effect, so typical in the very best flamenco guitars.
This guitar used to belong to the bailaor Joaquín Fajardo, one of the most demanded artists in the golden age of flamenco, both as a dancer and as an accompanying guitarist of singing and dancing. Joaquín Fajardo moved to Mexico and started a flamenco school there, with great artists taking part (the maestro Antonio Rey among others). A guitar with so much history, and really cared about, as one can notice it has been extensively used (which, on the other hand, has influenced positively in the evolution of its sound qualities). However, it has been thoroughly cared and respected, as the original varnish tells us. The guitar has an optimal condition, only having a small crack on the side, perfectly repaired back in that time.
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|
Excellent – original
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Luthier Set 20 (nylon trebles)