Over 125 Years of Expert Craftsmanship

Very few names have been as influential in the development and history of the guitar as the name José Ramírez. The family tradition was born around the year 1870, when a 12 year-old boy began an apprenticeship at a local builder’s workshop. He worked to develop his skills and in 1882 he founded the José Ramírez workshop. Now in its fourth generation, the Ramírez name continues to be the gold standard by which all other Spanish classical and flamenco guitars are measured.


The Ramírez Dynasty

Ramirez, Featured in ABC

Amalia Ramirez pictured with renowned Spanish flamenco player, Vicente Amigo in a weekly supplement of the popular ABC Newspaper.

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Segovia, the Ramirez Years – John Mills

Andres Segovia played Ramirez guitars from 1912 to 1937, when he changed to the German maker Herman Hauser. In the early 1960’s he converted back to Ramirez guitars after playing a new model called the ‘Tradicional” Model 1a, an instrument with a longer string length and wider fingerboard. This guitar used Western Red Cedar wood for the soundboard and was built specifically for Segovia. 100 years later, legendary British classical guitarist, John Mills, presented a series of national and international recitals in which he uses this special Ramirez guitar, kindly supplied by Amalia Ramirez. Read more…

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The Beatles and Ramirez

The relationship between the Beatles and Ramírez guitars continues to present colourful surprises. The latest discovery was at the Uyeno-Eki Hard Rock Café in Tokyo…

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Amalia Ramirez and the Ramirez Dynasty

Amalia Ramírez was born in Madrid in October 1955, daughter to José Ramírez III. She joined the workshop at age 21, learning the craft alongside her brother José IV.

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Ramirez: Myths and Facts

Discover the truth behind the legends of the great Ramirez guitar dynasty.

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