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Jose Ramirez 1A 1966 Classical Guitar Cedar CSA 650mm

Jose Ramirez 1A 1966 Classical Guitar Cedar CSA 655mm


Old school Ramirez 1A with my own setup that makes her play like butter with that authentic and classic Ramirez sound

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Jose Ramirez 1A 1966 Classical Guitar Cedar CSA 655mm


Model Jose Ramirez 1A 1966 Classical Guitar
Condition Pre-owned – see comments below
Scale  655mm
Finish  Lacquer – typical of the Ramirez family
Tuners Fusteros
Case Humicase Metro Pro – Silver – good shape

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back  CSA RW – very straight, dark and rich looking, excellent condition
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony


Nut Width  52mm
String Spacing  44mm – 50mm – 57mm – 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length  39 1/2″
Body length  19 3/8″
Upper bout width  11 1/8″
Waist Width 9 3/8″
Lower bout width  14 5/8″
Body depth  4 3/16″
Weight  3lbs & 9 oz.

Jose Ramirez 1A 1966 Classical Guitar Cedar CSA 655mm


This beautiful and classic Jose Ramirez 1A is a super guitar, and weirdly enough, a 655mm scale and 53mm nut spacing.  The board is still wide enough that I easily get my fingers well within her string spacing.  I like a big guitar.

OK, so the CSA RW back and sides are just about perfect, a very small amount of typical and honest wear, but not easily noticeable.  The top, however, the Cedar, cracked in 3 places.  All expertly repaired, cleated and wholly stable, the guitar has been this way for a number of years, enjoyed by the owner.  My own internal inspection confirms the repairs and stability.  Along the bass side of the neck, cleated as well as down the bridge side (either side, bass and treble), again all glued and cleated.  No movement of the top, she just needed to find her settling point after some years, so no worries there.  No internal stamp that I can find.

I’ve always had an affinity for these guitars.  She is always mindful of the great Segovia, with that fat sound.   She plays very well, with action below 4mm at the low E and 3.5mm at the high E.  She sings, bellows, and rings.   Really beautiful example of the old Ramirez workshop.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended

MP3 Audio – 170618-ramirez-1966-650-cedar-csa – straightforward Ramirez 1A with a 655mm scale – exactly what you would expect.  Round and fatty in the sound.  I’d like to see a thicker string on the guitar, much like an Augustine Regal or D’Addario EJ45, but the guitar still has the sound and feel, with plenty of meat on the saddle for adjustment.  I measured the action at 4.25mm low E, where the guitar and neck angles are making no noise at all.  I would expect a lowering would have little effect.



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Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
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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.


Free USPS International Priority Shipping to CANADA and other International addresses – Use Code “freeshipcanada” at Checkout! – this promo code offers $75 off the price of your cart, which offsets most shipping to Canada and other International addresses – good only for purchases above $3500 – Only for use where guitars are shipped to Canadian and any legal International address.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich



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

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

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


Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 x 18 x 8 in


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