Manuel Ramirez de Galarreta y Planell was born in Alhama of Aragon in 1864. Manuel was the younger brother of Jose Ramirez I and at the age of 27 he decided to open his own shop at 24 Cava Baja Street in Madrid. This move caused bad feelings between the two brothers that were never resolved.
In a short period of time Manuel Ramirez developed a very good reputation for building not only guitars but violins and was named luthier of the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. In addition to this, Manuel taught many young luthiers during this period, including Santos Hernández, Domingo Esteso and
Although it was his brother Jose Ramirez I who developed the “tablao” guitar design, it was Manuel who developed and perfected the design which is still the model for today’s Spanish classical guitar.
It was around 1912 when a young man in eccentric clothing presented himself at the Manuel Ramirez workshop asking to rent a guitar for a concert he was about to perform. Because of the strangeness of the young mans appearance along with the unusual request he was not taken very seriously until he sat down and played the guitar. His prodigious technique and vast repertoire prompted Manuel to give him the guitar, and the rest is history. The young man’s name was Andre Segovia and that very guitar now resides in the Metropolitan Museum of New York!
The Ramirez Model 2N-E pictured above “has the same aesthetic and technical mosaic design, headpiece, stringing, template, scales, bridge, placement of soundboard bars and cross bar of the E line, entirely as built by José Ramírez III in 1984. The new NE line is based on this design, the only changes being the mosaics and a few minor details of the internal construction in order to improve the sound quality.” As opposed to the older Model 2E, the new 2N-E has solid Indian rosewood back and sides with a solid bookmatched Western Red cedar top.
Specifications for the Ramirez Model 2N-E Classical Guitar:
- 52 mm wide bone nut
- 650 mm scale length
- Ebony fingerboard
- Spanish cedar neck with ebony reinforcement
- Solid bookmatched Western Red cedar top
- Proprietary mosaic soundhole rosettte
- Solid East Indian rosewood back & sides
- Rosewood body binding
- Rosewood bridge with bone saddle
- Hardshell case
Serial Number: Varies as New.
Pricing: Please contact us for pricing.
Status: In Stock and Available.
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Ramirez guitars – we carry 12 models with over 50 new Ramirez guitars in stock at all times!
Models we stock include the NE and 130th Anniversary Series guitars in both Cedar and Spruce tops; the CWE Cutaway with pickup models, flamenco models and the Professional 1a and Concert SP models.
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We have 6 full time luthiers on staff with the expertise to setup and service your instruments. All Ramirez guitars will be very thoroughly setup to suit your right hand attack and playing action expectations.
Read more at the links below
- General information on Ramirez guitars
- The Ramirez 130 Anos model
- Ramirez 2ne and 3ne Models Guitarras de Estudio
- Ramirez 4NE Model Guitarras de Estudio
- The Ramirez model 4n CWE
- The Ramirez FL1 Flamenco Model Guitarras de Estudio
- The Ramirez Model 1a Traditional Professional
- The Ramirez Model 1a c650 Traditional Spruce
- The Jose Ramirez Auditorio 1a Professional Double Top Guitar
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