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Ramírez Model 2N-E Classical Guitar

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Manuel Ramírez de Galarreta y Planell was born in Alhama of Aragon in 1864. Manuel was the younger brother of Jose Ramírez  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 Ramírez 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
Modesto Borreguero.

Although it was his brother Jose Ramírez 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 Ramírez 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 Ramírez 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 Ramírez Model 2N-E Classical Guitar:

  • 650 mm scale length
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Spanish cedar neck with ebony reinforcement
  • Solid bookmatched Western Red cedar top
  • Proprietary mosaic soundhole rosettte.
  • Rosewood body binding
  • Rosewood bridge with bone saddle

 


Due to international agreements,new Ramírez guitars cannot be shipped to the USA. 
There are no shipping restrictions on used Ramírez or on any other new or used guitars.


Price: $2250 CAD
  • Model: 2N-E
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Solid East Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: Spain
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Nut Width: 52 mm widemm

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