Years back, I wanted to get a nice classical guitar. My wife ended up surprising me for Christmas and now I have a cool piece of history but I want to know more. Can you help?
My wife went to a local guitar shop with a budget of $500 or less. They brought out a new guitar and what they referred to as a "vintage" guitar which was not in pristine condition but she was willing to consider it. They played both for her and it left now doubt in her mind that the Ramirez was the right one for me.
All I really know is that it was made in Spain in around 1960. Can you tell me the wood? Was this a student guitar? Was it made by a luthier? Excuse my ignorance, but this is a classical guitar and not a flamenco guitar, right? It does have a low action. The wood is lighter like in a flamenco guitar. It sounds more rich and deep than peppy/bright but I also have old strings on it. Do you know what the approximate value is? To me, the value is priceless because it sounds amazing and I will never sell it. I do want to try and get as much history and an approximate value now though because one day, I will get called up to play my gig in the sky. I want to get some notes on this now so that I can leave them in my guitar case for my kids later on. What do you know about this instrument that I should document?
Thank you in advance for your help!