GB £.2600 Ramirez 1A spruce 1983, Manchester

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

Post by RichardUno » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:20 am

bluesnik wrote: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.
JR III made short scale 1A guitars well before 1986, probably on special order. I had a 1973 1A that had a 650 mm scale.

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

Post by Neil Patrick » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:07 am

I've never seen a Ramirez 1A with that so attractive price. This is gonna be sold real quick. Good luck with the sale!

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

Post by petermc61 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:29 am

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.
Since concern about the action might be scaring people off (there are, after all, many more mature 1a guitars with high action than normal or low), it might be worth including the measured 12th fret action. Additionally, an indication of how much saddle is exposed below the strings might be useful.

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

Post by Rasqeo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:09 am

Thanks Peter. I don't have any tools for measuring action but using a ruler I make it to be between 5-6mm at the 12th fret. I don't appear to be able to attach any more photos but happy to send photos of the saddle and detailed photos of the minor playing marks to anyone who is interested - just PM me.

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

Post by Rasqeo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:12 am

Neil Patrick wrote:I've never seen a Ramirez 1A with that so attractive price. This is gonna be sold real quick. Good luck with the sale!
Thanks, the price is just a reflection of my eagerness to sell quickly in order to fund another purchase. Of course at this price I would not be interested in any offers of a lower price.

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

Post by petermc61 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:28 am

Rasqeo wrote:Thanks Peter. I don't have any tools for measuring action but using a ruler I make it to be between 5-6mm at the 12th fret. I don't appear to be able to attach any more photos but happy to send photos of the saddle and detailed photos of the minor playing marks to anyone who is interested - just PM me.
I take it you are measuring from the fingerboard not the top of the frets?

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

Post by Rasqeo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:47 am

petermc61 wrote:
Rasqeo wrote:Thanks Peter. I don't have any tools for measuring action but using a ruler I make it to be between 5-6mm at the 12th fret. I don't appear to be able to attach any more photos but happy to send photos of the saddle and detailed photos of the minor playing marks to anyone who is interested - just PM me.
I take it you are measuring from the fingerboard not the top of the frets?
Yes, should I measure from the top of the frets? If so then it's more like 4mm.

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

Post by petermc61 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:05 pm

Rasqeo wrote:
petermc61 wrote:
Rasqeo wrote:Thanks Peter. I don't have any tools for measuring action but using a ruler I make it to be between 5-6mm at the 12th fret. I don't appear to be able to attach any more photos but happy to send photos of the saddle and detailed photos of the minor playing marks to anyone who is interested - just PM me.
I take it you are measuring from the fingerboard not the top of the frets?
Yes, should I measure from the top of the frets? If so then it's more like 4mm.
Thanks, that sounds more normal. Action is normally defined as top of fret to bottom of the string.

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

Post by Pat Dodson » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:54 pm

Rasqeo wrote:Thanks Peter. I don't have any tools for measuring action ...
It can be quite easily and accurately done with just a piece of card with a 90 degree corner (a sharp pencil is handy too but not vital.)

Place card edge across 12th and 11 frets and either press string carefully sideways into card to make a mark or with the sharp pencil mark carefully the lower side of the string.

You can then measure the action against a rule or (for those without one) against an online rule (just put "online mm rule" into the big search engine. The online rule adjusts to your screen size so as to be accurate.)

Helpful to give the actions for e and E.

Good looking and beautifully sounding guitar. Very well played too. Good luck with the sale.

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

Post by Rasqeo » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:10 pm

Pat Dodson wrote:
Rasqeo wrote:Thanks Peter. I don't have any tools for measuring action ...
It can be quite easily and accurately done with just a piece of card with a 90 degree corner (a sharp pencil is handy too but not vital.)

Place card edge across 12th and 11 frets and either press string carefully sideways into card to make a mark or with the sharp pencil mark carefully the lower side of the string.

You can then measure the action against a rule or (for those without one) against an online rule (just put "online mm rule" into the big search engine. The online rule adjusts to your screen size so as to be accurate.)

Helpful to give the actions for e and E.

Good looking and beautifully sounding guitar. Very well played too. Good luck with the sale.
Thanks for the advice and the kind words Pat. I will give that a go and will post the accurate measurement.

To be clear though to any potential buyer - this is not a high action 1A. It is very easy to play.

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

Post by Taylor 25 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:42 pm

Notwithstanding my reservations with the nut width, if this guitar were in the US, I would definitely consider taking a close look at it. Here's to wishing you a speedy sale!

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

Post by Rasqeo » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:28 pm

Guitar is now on hold.

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

Post by Rasqeo » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:39 pm

Guitar has sold - please move to archive.

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

Post by simonm » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:45 pm

Congratulations! Somebody got themselves a great deal. :-)

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

Post by Rasqeo » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:54 pm

Thanks Simon. Yes the buyer is going to be very pleased!

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