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Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional Cedar 665mm, 1980

Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional Cedar 665mm, 1980

The Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional, seen here with a Red Cedar top, has been a benchmark of top quality classical and flamenco guitars for over half a century. The 1a designation technically refers to the quality of the materials and workmanship, but has become associated with the Tradicional model.

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Price: $5,000.00 CAD
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Ramirez 1a Spruce, 1986

Ramirez 1a Spruce, 1986

The Ramirez 1a or Tradicional, seen here with a Spruce top, has for been a benchmark of top quality classical and flamenco guitars for over half a century. The 1a designation technically refers to the quality of the materials and workmanship, but has become associated with the Tradicional model.

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Ignacio M Rozas No. 114 CSA Rosewood Guitar French Polish, 1991

Ignacio M Rozas No. 114 CSA Rosewood Guitar French Polish,  1991

Here we have the wonderful and very well preserved Ignacio M Rozas No. 114 classical guitar, built in Madrid during 1991 at Calle Mayor 66, a few doors from the Contreras shop. Ignacio M Rozas began building guitars in 1959, at age 16 as an apprentice to Jose Ramirez III and worked with him until 1969.

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Price: $5,500.00 CAD
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Manuel Contreras Doble Tapa CSA Rosewood Classical Guitar, 1990

Manuel Contreras Doble Tapa CSA Rosewood Classical Guitar, 1990

From time to time we see spectacular examples of functional art, such as this Manuel Contreras Doble Tapa guitar, built in Madrid during 1990. Manuel Contreras’ career was spent in Madrid, Spain. For many years he was a respected cabinet-maker, but in 1959 began to work with Jose Ramirez III. In 1962 he opened his own workshop at Calle Mayor 80. The shop is now at Calle de Segovia, 57.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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Ramirez 1a Concert Classical Indian Rosewood, 1980

Ramirez 1a Concert Classical Indian Rosewood, 1980

Here we have a Ramirez 1a Concert Classical Long Scale guitar built during 1980, during the ‘golden era’ of Jose Ramirez III’s leadership of the Ramirez workshop at Concepcion Jeronima No. 2 in Madrid, Spain. This well-used instrument features a long scale of 665mm or 26.18 inches, intended to provide increased volume and projection for the professional concert performer.

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Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

This Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta was built during 1995 in Madrid, Spain in the traditional Blanca form and signed by Jose Romero. Jose Romero is one of the most respected builders in Madrid, and began his career at 14 as an apprentice to Jose Ramirez III. After working with Ramirez for eight years, Romero opened his own shop.

Used
Price: $3,125.00 CAD
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