According to a very informative article about Jose Ramirez III, written by the very knowledgeable Richard Brune entitled "Guitars with Guts", written
for Vintage Guitar Magazine in April of 2000, he states that 'perhaps as a result of some slack tax accounting, in 1967 Ramirez was required to number his instruments. Rather than trying to estimate their prior output, they began arbitrarily with number 1000 in '67.' He goes on to say that 'by July, they were
already on number 2184, which gives a small clue to their annual production at that time.'
2014 Ramirez 'Conservatorio' CD/IN