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Manuel Ramírez school guitar 1917

This guitar is a really exclusive, hard to find instrument. This is a guitar made by Manuel Ramirez in 1917, a year after he passed away, which makes us think he started making it, but his widow commissioned the rest of the making to one of his skilled masters. However, which one? Well, our experience, along with a deep analysis of the instrument, its making, finishes, and last but not least, its timbre… it all makes us think that it was finished (or even entirely made) by Enrique Garcia.

The quality of the spruce wood on the top, the Brazilian rosewood in its back and sides and the elaborate binding works in the rosette and silhouette… all of it confirms we are before a guitar which must have been a special commission, carefully made with a really thorough making process, full of love and care.

Its sound is sweet, lyrical, with extreme sound quality, even higher than all of Enrique Garcia´s guitars which we have seen and tested so far.

The label is particularly worth mentioning, as it is extremely rare. Consequently, it caught our attention instantly, leading us to think it must have been a rented property, intended to be a guitar workshop, but never was.

This is, without any doubt, one of the most interesting guitars we have ever had in our hands. A collector´s instrument, really exclusive, living history of the Spanish guitar.

It is in excellent condition and completely original, with only a small and superficial crack in the soundboard, next to the pickguard, which does not go through the thickness of the wood at any time

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Additional Information
Year

1917

Top

German spruce

Back and sides

Brazilian rosewood

Scale length

637 mm

Finish

French polish

Tuners

Mechanic

String height 12th fret

3.1 mm

Saddle height

11.3 mm

Nut width

50 mm

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

42 mm

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

57 mm

Weight

1390 gr

Condition

Excellent – original

Included case

Original

Optional case (plus 250€)

Hiscox PRO-II-GCL-L

Optional case ( plus 650 € )

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

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Availability

SOLD

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