1976 Manuel Velazquez Spruce Jacaranda Ramirez


Manuel Velazquez Classical Guitar 1976 – singing with the angels, baby.  Nice guitar

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1976 Manuel Velazquez Spruce Jacaranda Ramirez


Model 1976 Manuel Velazquez Spruce Jacaranda Ramirez
Condition Very Good – see below for comments
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish – unusual for Manuel, as he almost always used Varnish
Tuners Fustero Machines – original
Case CrossRock 4000 Premium HSC – Rose colored – New

Tone Woods

Top Select Master Grade German Spruce Bear Claw
Sides/Back Jacaranda
Neck Mahogany
Bridge Ebony
Head Plate Jacaranda
Fingerboard Ebony


Nut Width  53.5mm
String Spacing  45.5mm-51mm-58.5mm @ 1st fret – 12th fret – bridge
Overall length  39 1/4″
Body length  19 1/8″
Upper bout width  11 1/4″
Lower bout width  14 1/2″
Waist Width  9 3/8″
Body depths  3 13/16″ & 4 1/16″
Action  3.75mm & 3.1mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight  3lbs. & 9oz.
CITES  Not required as per EIRW – please read link to the left

1976 Manuel Velazquez Spruce Jacaranda Ramirez


First, the guitar is magnificent in her play and her musicality.  Literally, nothing else could be said to convince further.  Deep basses to high lilting trebles with enviable balance.  She is an incredibly musical guitar, seriously lyrical.

Second, I say Very Good condition at 80%+.  This is me being picayune.  It is probably much better.  There are no cracks.  Slight dings, finish issues in few spots, all very typical, all expected given her almost 50 years of life.  Photos will clearly display anything you need to see.

What is unusual about this guitar is that it is French Polished in the old shellac technique.  Manuel almost always used a particular varnish for his instruments.  Another unusual characteristic is that this was built in the old Ramirez style, 1930’s Madrid style.  I know of only this one built, but of course, there may be a few others.

The guitar is opening up, playing beautifully.  She has an ancient lyrical voice, a touch quiet for now, but makes music like few other guitars.  This is a studio recording dream guitar.

The guitar is strung with Savage Classical Guitar Strings – Normal Tension



MP3 Audio – Coming Soon!



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is always included in your purchase price.
Insured USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.
Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries NO warranty as it is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical.com

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 46 × 19 × 9 in

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