You don’t see many Ramirez guitars from this period in Australia.This was a interesting period of the Ramirez dynasty – several important makers were working at the Ramirez shop during this period including Paulino Bernabe, Marcelo Barbero, Manuel Rodriguez and of course his son Jose Ramirez III, who would eventually take over the running of the shop in 1957 and continue to make history for this famous shop in the decades to follow.

This guitar features a lightly built two piece Spruce top with 7 fan braces, and Amazonian rosewood back and sides, 650 scale Ebony fingerboard that’s 51mm at the nut, the finish looks to be original but the tuners have been replaced.
The guitar sits somewhere between the cheeper flamenco tabla style guitars and what we know as a 1a today, it’s stamped with the Madrid address under the soundboard. It has a gutsy slightly flamenco Madrid school tone and ships in the original 1950’s case.