Philosopherguy wrote:Ramirez does tend to set their guitars up a little high from the factory. But, as has been mentioned, it's easier to lower the action than it is to raise it. So, likely it is done so that the point of sale can set up the action to the particular player. When I bought my Ramirez 130 the nut and the saddle were both lowered a little bit. After that, the action is absolutely perfect for me at around 4mm on the bass string and around 3mm on the treble.
Don't be afraid to ask them to set the guitar up if you plan on purchasing it.
To note though, I find the action at the nut is more important to "get right" rather then the saddle. You will feel much more tension in your playing with a high nut vs a high saddle and 12th fret action. But, get the tech to check both and set them up to your specifications.
Philosopherguy is right, IMO Ramirez also have excellent playability in very low saddle (because my preowned 1a has very low saddle), but I cannot use low tension trebles, it's OK. Still very loud and "sings". When I try some new Ramirez, they also set with higher saddle, no problem as well, still beautiful sound. Enjoy the Ramirez. Regards from Indonesia. Daniel