1918 Julian Gomez Ramirez


Flamenco Guitar
Make: Julian Gomez Ramirez
Model: Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 1918
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 640mm
Nut: 50mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Brass
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

1918 Julian Gomez Ramirez

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1918 Julian Gomez Ramirez

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Flamenco Guitar
Make: Julian Gomez Ramirez
Model: Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 1918
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 640mm
Nut: 50mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Brass
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

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Julian Gómez Ramirez was born in Madrid in 1879. About 1892, he began an apprenticeship with Agustín Andrés. By 1910, however, he was working as a journeyman in the shop of José Ramirez I. Although not related to Ramirez, the Ramirez family claims him as a disciple of Ramirez I. According to Robert Bouchet, Julian told him he had worked for Manuel Ramirez before coming to Paris around 1914. He remained in Paris until his death in 1943. Julian Gómez Ramirez was befriended by Robert Bouchet (1898-1986), and was a frequent visitor in Julian's tiny, dark and jumbled workshop, and credits Julian with inspiring him to become a guitar maker. Despite the working conditions in his shop, Julian Gomez Ramirez produced guitars of genuine quality. Among the players who owned his guitars was the concert guitarist Ida Presti (1924-1967). This little gem made in 1918, no 239 has a particularly interesting history of restoration and repair, attested to by repair labels inside. In 1949 this guitar was repaired by Robert Bouchet, and in 1962 some additional work was done on it by R. Grau, a luthier in Paris. The repair work done is of a high caliber. The guitar has an exceptionally rich, and complex tonality, great clarity, and excellent volume. The trebles are focused, and sing nicely, the mid-range is lovely, and the basses deep but firm.