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Ramirez Model 1a C-650 Traditional Spruce Concert Classical Guitar


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Ramirez guitars have been the benchmark for professional level concert classical instruments almost since the 12 year old Jose Ramirez I began his apprenticeship in 1870! Today the rich tradition of Ramirez Guitars is carried on by Amalia Ramirez in Madrid, Spain.

Amalia was born in 1955 to Jose Ramirez III and apprenticed guitar building beside her brother, Jose Ramirez IV. She has been in charge of every aspect of the shop since the death of Jose IV in June of 2000 … checking each and every instrument at all stages of the construction process!

The Twelfth Fret is proud to be the distributor for Ramirez Professional level instruments in Canada! We always have an excellent stock of both the Professional Series of concert-level instruments, as well as the SP and NE-series instruments.

Today we are featuring our first Ramirez Model 1a C-650 Traditional Spruce top. This magnificent sounding guitar features a bookmatched German spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, cypress interior side liners, and an ebony fingerboard. This instrument has an authoritative voice with all of the nuance, tonal complexity, dynamic range and lush “Spanish” overall tonality that we have come to anticipate from the esteemed Ramirez workshop!

Specifications for the Ramirez Model 1a C-650 Traditional Spruce

  • 52 mm wide bone nut
  • 650 mm scale length
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Spanish cedar neck with ebony reinforcement
  • Engraved Lyre style precision tuners
  • Premium German Spruce top
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Interior Cypress side lining
  • Rosewood body binding
  • Mitered purfling joints
  • Professional level tone bar pattern
  • Fabricated under the direct supervision of Amalia Ramirez

Options for the José Ramírez 1a Traditional Concert Classical:

  • German Spruce top
  • Cedar top and Madagascar Rosewood Back and Sides
  • German Spruce top and Madagascar Rosewood Back and Sides

Pricing: Please contact us for pricing.

Status: In Stock and Available.

What We Like-Ramirez Guitars

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.

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  • Model: 1a C-650
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

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