GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

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GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:38 am

Country: Spain
Year: 1983
Model: Concert 1a
Serial No. 17447
Luthier No. 12
Top: Solid German Close Grained Spruce
Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Fret Board: Dark Ebony
Tuners: Fustero Engraved
Rosette: Ramirez lll design hand made inset - fine detail
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 54mm

Condition:

Apart from one minor varnish split to the lacquer of the top and a few minor play marks this concert guitar is in absolutely mint condition. I have pictured the largest mark which is about 2-3mm in diameter. Case is included but is not in the best condition although it functions perfectly well.

Collection from Altrincham, WA14 or will ship by courier at cost to buyer.

Link to a video of the guitar being played:


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Re: GB £2,600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983 Manchester

Post by Ramon Amira » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:23 pm

Hey, cool - the guy playing the guitar looks like Tarrega.

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Re: GB £2,600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983 Manchester

Post by Kent » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:44 pm

Hey you Ramirez lovers, this won't last long!

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Re: GB £2,600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983 Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:58 pm

Ramon Amira wrote:Hey, cool - the guy playing the guitar looks like Tarrega.

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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Carlos » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:54 pm

nice playing! I like it a lot!

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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:35 am

Carlos wrote:nice playing! I like it a lot!
Thanks Carlos!

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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Debussychopin » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:07 pm

So when will this be sold?

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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Justfun » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:07 pm

This is a true Ramirez sound. thank you for the video.
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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:41 pm

Justfun wrote:This is a true Ramirez sound. thank you for the video.
Thanks justfun. Yes the guitar has the classic Ramirez sound!

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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:45 pm

Debussychopin wrote:So when will this be sold?
I'm a little surprised it hasn't been snapped up straight away at such a good price and condition but it's still early days.

I would add that unlike many Ramirez guitars it has a good action and is very easy to play as it has the standard 650mm scale length.

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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Taylor 25 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:35 pm

Rasqeo wrote:
Debussychopin wrote:So when will this be sold?
I'm a little surprised it hasn't been snapped up straight away at such a good price and condition but it's still early days.

I would add that unlike many Ramirez guitars it has a good action and is very easy to play as it has the standard 650mm scale length.
The 650mm scale is definitely nice, but I think that the 54mm nut width would still scare off some people.


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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Debussychopin » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:47 pm

It is only 2 minuscule millimeters! I wish I can see this and buy it. Im in California :(

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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Guitar-ded » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:03 pm

Why would that scare anyone?
I find that a 52 or 54mm nut makes no discernible difference once you're playing it.
If it was a 664 scale it might be a concern depending on your hands but 2mm on the nut?
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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by bluesnik » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:29 am

Are you sure this is a 650mm scale? My understanding is that JR III did not succumb to a shorter than 664 scale for the 1a until 1986 which had the designation of C86 on the label.
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Re: GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

Post by Philosopherguy » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:49 am

All you have to do to make playing a 54mm nut easier is get a new nut made with the string spacing that you like. You won't notice the extra 2mm distance on the nut if the string spacing is set up to be what you like. This is how I have approached 54mm nut guitars in the past. As a bonus, when you bring in the spacing a little, you get extra space to play with on the sides so that the strings never slip off the fretboard from being too close to the edge. In and of itself, a 54 mm nut is easy to work around. It is the string spacing that makes that nut feel bigger.

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