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Ramirez 1a Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1969

Ramirez 1a Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1969

Ramirez 1a flamenco guitars are built in the traditional Spanish style at the ‘home’ workshop. The guitar centers on a ‘slipper foot’ neck to body joint, with the sides fitting into slots cut into the heel block. The body pairs a Spruce top with Cypress back and sides – a very light wood in terms of weight and colouring, also providing a lot of brightness to the tone.

Vintage
Price: $5450 CAD
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Lacote style ‘La Romantica’ Guitar by Milestones of Music, 2017

Lacote style 'La Romantica' Guitar by Milestones of Music, 2017

For the ‘La Romantica’ model, Jellinghaus begins with the work of Rene Francis Lacote, who built in Paris from 1785 to 1868. At the time, the guitar was becoming more and more popular, but the bracing designs limited the amount of volume it could produce – and consequently the size of the audience. 

Used
Price: $3500 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Ramirez Model 1a Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian Rosewood, 1971

❌SOLD❌ Ramirez Model 1a Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian Rosewood, 1971

The Ramirez Model 1a is the benchmark for professional grade concert classical guitars. Available in full 650 and longer scale lengths, this is one the instruments that brought the style to prominence in the 1960s. Here we’re looking at a long scale – 664mm – Ramirez Model 1a built during 1971 at Concepcion Jeronima No. 2, the shop Ramirez occupied from 1882 to 1971. In the early 1960s, growing demand required that the real production move to a new location, on Calle del Gral. Margallo, and in 1971, the storefront was moved across the street to Concepcion Jeronima No. 2.

Vintage
Price: $4450 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ 1995 Ramirez 1a Professional Classical Guitar

❌SOLD❌ 1995 Ramirez 1a Professional Classical Guitar

The Ramirez 1a Professional is considered the top of the line for ‘production’ classical guitars, relied on by professionals requiring the powerful yet expressive delivery of tone and clarity.   Beyond the 1a, players rely on very high priced custom instruments hand-built to their own specifications.    

Used
Price: $7950 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Milestones of Music ‘La Romantica 1a’ Lacote Guitar, 2017

❌ SOLD ❌ Milestones of Music 'La Romantica 1a' Lacote Guitar, 2017

Here at The Twelfth Fret we frequently see original Romantic era instruments. Here, we’re looking at an impressive modern reproduction of a Rene Lacote guitar, named ‘La Romantica’ by Milestones of Music.

Used

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José Ramirez Auditorio Duo 1a Professional : Double-Top Guitar

José Ramirez Auditorio Duo 1a Professional : Double-Top Guitar

The José Ramírez Auditorio 1a Professional Double-Top Guitar is based on the famous Ramírez 1a Traditional model with one remarkable difference: it is fitted with a Cedar “double-top”. Master-Luthier Amalia Ramírez has been working with double tops for several years. She has been determined to incorporate this 21st century concept into a new model of Ramírez guitar. After a great deal of experimentation she has perfected the design and announced this new model to the public for 2010. Double-top construction is growing in popularity as luthiers around the world adapt this modern technology to their guitars. This unique construction allows the tops to be much thinner than conventional tops.

New
Price: $13450 CAD
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