This PDF, introduces a new line ofJose Ramirez studio guitars that come with carbon strings and without a guitar case:
Does anyone have more information or has heard the new sound and how it compares to NE1, NE2 or NE3 respectively. I've been in the market for the Ramirez 4NE, but it seems to have been discontinued and replaced with the new Studio 3. While the change is advertised as an "improvement", the fact that the new line comes with no case seems to be a troubling sine of cutting costs and maximizing the profit. In addition, the new line is equipped with carbon strings that is another troubling sign of presenting a different sound as "improved", but how would it compare with the same nylon strings?
The 4NE model has quite a reputation. The new Studio 3 model is a newcomer at a slightly higher price point ($3,068 vs. $2,950), but without a case and with unconventional strings. Is it an improvement or a step down? I would appreciate any insight.