This very interesting Cedar/ Indian Ramirez Classical 1a with golpedor ( Flamenco Negra?) was purchased from Victor Monge “Serranito” by Peter Laris who owned a nightclub in the Spanish quarter of Sydney.The guitar is still in great original condition with no cracks or repairs although the bridge has been mildly tampered with and there is small case bite on the top. The guitar has the number 18 under the indicating it was made by Manuel Alonso Giménez. Peter Laris sold the guitar to Tony Morrison who owned the guitar centre in Paddington before I did, Tony liked the guitar so much it was one of the two guitars he keep after retiring.
I must admit when Tony told me about the guitar I thought oh yeh just another old Ramirez with a story but after restringing the guitar I couldn’t put it down, it plays beautifully and sounds amazing.