Javelin wrote:I really appreciate the input and am glad you like your Ramirez!
The pricing you mentioned gives me pause however, Zaveletas has a 99 listed for 4800, some sites have new listed around 10-12. I was thinking 7 to 8 would be a fair deal.
I got mine at Richard Brune Chicago shop in 1998 for $4200.
Sorry I was thinking of US currency in 1998!
With inflation and oil price now at $115/barrel, who knows where the currency is going!!!
With persistence and patience you may be able to find one at US 4K or so.
PS: I would not buy a new Ramirez. A good used one is better because any crack would have shown up after 10 years or so.
Small cracks are normal and have absolutely no impact on sound quality.
Go to e-b-a-y and search under "Ramirez 1A", there is one for sales now for $4K, Palmdale CA.