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


Model1976 Manuel Velazquez Spruce Jacaranda Ramirez
ConditionVery Good – see below for comments
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polish – unusual for Manuel, as he almost always used Varnish
TunersFustero Machines – original
CaseCrossRock 4000 Premium HSC – Rose colored – New

Tone Woods

TopSelect Master Grade German Spruce Bear Claw
Head PlateJacaranda
Bindings & PurflingMaples and Rosewoods


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 Ineligible due to the nature of the Jacaranda – 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.

Also, Jacaranda is another way of saying Brazilian Rosewood.  Thus, the guitar is NOT eligible for International Shipping.  You may come to the gallery and take possession of her, but she will not be shipped Internationally.  This is said with zero exception.

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.

By the way, the machines, which are Fusteros (I believe they are), are 39mm on Center, so not standard.

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 – The original case was no bueno.  I put her in a new CrossRock 4000 Rose colored case, which is superior in every regard.



MP3 Audio – 230418-1976 Manuel Velazquez Spruce Jacaranda Ramirez – she is an angel to play, from touch and feel, to musical expression and color.  A beautiful guitar!



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is always included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose UPS 2nd Day Air or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx/UPS options (simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  Thank you!

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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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