flat frets on Ramirez 4NE

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Re: flat frets on Ramirez 4NE

Postby kamikazepilot » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:08 pm

Philosopherguy, Many thanks for your comments. I have just edited my profile to show that I live in the UK. I assume that there is a distributor within the UK, but I know not who? I cannot see a distributor opening each consignment of new guitars, removing strings, levelling etc....... In fairness to Ramirez , I intend to write & inform them of my observations & the existence of this thread , so they may wish to respond. Yes , as previously stated , I love the instrument, & the sound it produces. Best regards, Paul.

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Re: flat frets on Ramirez 4NE

Postby kamikazepilot » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:43 pm

I have just received a response from Ramirez Guitars;

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your email.

I am back for my trip and I have been checking this issue.

This NE series is a high end studio models, they are not professional guitars however. The frets of this series are slightly flat, but not in a way that it may cause buzzings or any other kind of problem. This is not a technical defect in any case, only an asthetical issue. Please take note that in the late few years the frets used in this studio series are lower than the ones we use in our professional guitars, so it is not possible to make them completely round. But they are thought for this type of construction so there are not any problems with the sound. For this reason we do not receive complaints about this issue.

When we inspect the studio guitars we make sure that they are not buzzing, that the sound is clear, and that the intonation is the right one.

Best regards,

Amalia Ramírez

So they don't require crowning after all- what a relief . Many thanks for the contributions that have been made. Paul.

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Re: flat frets on Ramirez 4NE

Postby Steve Ganz » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:20 am

Well... OK. I think you mentioned file marks in the original post.
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Re: flat frets on Ramirez 4NE

Postby Laudiesdad69 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:41 pm

They do seem to wear out the nylons a little quicker though. As the frets have a cornered, sharper edge to them, this would make sense. I just noticed that when you run your fingers on the back of the trebles the spot where it contacted the fret seems to feel a little rougher than say a string that I just took off of my 130 an~os, and it had really old strings on it when I changed them.
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Ramirez 4NE 2011 CD/IRW
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