I have a 1977 Ramirez 1a. For about 25 years, I played it very, very little -- I was playing other kinds of music and guitars during that time. I recently began playing it a lot. I know this goes against the conventional wisdom about cedar tops breaking in quickly and then staying the same, but it seems to me that it's sounding better and better. Not sure if it's just me learning again how to make the Ramirez sound good or if there's been some Sleeping Beauty-type waking up process. Or maybe both.
2001 Manuel Velazquez
1977 Ramirez 1a
2014 Cordoba C10
They said, "You have a blue guitar, You do not play things as they are." The man replied, "Things as they are / Are changed upon the blue guitar."