Welcome to the C9 owner's club!
I bought my C9 last year as an almost new instrument for $625.00 at a dealer in Madison, WI. I was told it was 4 months old. Purchased by a guy who wanted to try a nylon string, and decided he wanted to stay with steel strings.
I keep threatening to replace it. I'm not sure why, but I just like it too much to actually let it go. I have "Ramirez fever" I guess. I will be going to play a couple of new 2NE models and possibly a used 130 Años. All three have cedar tops, as does my C9. I will have to spend between $1,500 and $2,000 to get one one of those Ramirez models and I am not sure I want to go there at this time. Especially since I just ordered a 50th Anniversary Larrivee LV-10, steel string.
My C9 plays and sounds so nice! I can't really find any fault with it. It has a great tone and sustain even in the high register. It will definitely go with me when I try the Ramirez models so I can play them side by side. The main difference being that the Ramirez models have Rosewood back and sides vs the Mahogany of the C9. I currently have a Larrivee L-03 with Mahogany back and sides and just love it as well. The 50th Anniversary I am getting has Rosewood. Maybe I will just keep then all and have a variety. lol
I just put a new set of strings on the C9 last night. It always surprises me and I think it's telling me to not get rid of it. lol
These guitars have a way of speaking to us, don't they?
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