Hello. I recently spotted an add for an older model Jose Ramirez guitar for sale in a local craigslist ad (link: http://columbia.craigslist.org/msg/4279681592.html
), and I am trying to find out more information about the guitar. As you can see from the ad, the owner doesn't really have much additional information on the guitar except that it has a cedar top, plays well and is in decent condition. We have emailed back and forth a couple of times and he has sent me some additional photos; the digit obscured by the string after Concepcion Jeronima is a "No. 2" and the full number at the bottom of the label is 228-12-17. There is no secondary white label showing a model, manufacture year and serial number.
The Ramirez Web site contains a catalog of the labels used since 1967, and the label matches one that is described as only being used since 2003. The guitar and the label both look to have significant age on them, so I suspect that the label might've been previously used prior to 1967 before the company started archiving what labels they used and when. Additionally, the headstock doesn't appear in their headstock catalog, presumably because of the age of the instrument.
Does anyone have any information on what model this is, what the back and sides are made of, when it was made, and a ballpark range of how much the instrument is worth? Thanks in advance for any insight you could offer.