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Jose Ramirez 4e Classical Guitar - Review

Jose Ramirez 4e | Specifications, pricing and rating information on this fine advanced class of classical guitar

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Model: Jose Ramirez 4e Classical Guitar

No. Strings: 6
650mm scale
Manufactured: Spain
Body Type: Standard Classical Body
Top Material: Canadian Red Cedar- Solid
Back & Sides: Ease Indian Rosewood - Solid
Neck Material: Spanish Cedar /Ebony Reinf. Strip
Fretboard: Ebony - Solid
Scale Length: 650mm
Total #Frets: 19 Silver Plated
Nut Width: 52mm
Finish: Lacquer
Bridge: East Indian Rosewood - Solid
Headstock: Brazilian Rosewood
Bracing: Ramirez Standard Fan
Purfling: Maple and Indian Rosewood
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Tuners: Fustero - Gold Plated
List Price: $4,549.00 (incl. Case)
Warranty: See Vendor

List Price:$4,725.00
Warranty: See Vendor

Ramirez 4e Jose Rameriz 4e Classical Guitar

An excellent instrument for the emerging concert guitarist or advanced student from the world's most recognized name in classical guitars.

The Jose Ramirez 4E Classical Guitar is the top of the E-line Ramirez. It is made entirely by hand with solid materials and features much of the look and feel of its higher-level concert guitar counterpart.

With hand-inlaid purfling, the marquetry and detailing are the most refined of all the Ramirez student guitars. Case is included by Jose Ramirez with the 4E Classical Guitar.

Jose Ramirez 4e List Price:$4,725.00

Jose Rameriz 4e Classical Guitar
    Red cedar soundboard
    Solid Rosewood back and sides
    Spanish cedar neck with ebony reinforcement
    Ebony fingerboard
    Fustero tuners
    Fan bracing
    Glossy lacquer finish
    Rose inlay in the rosette and on top of the bridge
    Comes with a black fiberglass Humicase Metro
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Ramirez 4e Back Plate
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Features: 9.5

Jose Ramirez 4e Classical Guitar with Humicase is built with typical Ramirez care and detail. The top of this classical guitar is solid Canadian Red Cedar with back and sides constructed of solid East Indian Rosewood.

The Canadian Red Cedar top of the Jose Ramirez 4e had very fine grade and could easily qualify as AAA, which I am sure contributes to the overall sound quality and volume of this great-sounding guitar. All wood in this guitar is carefully chosen and is aged for a minimum of 2 years before it is turned into lumber and used for the guitars.

The Fustero Tuners are typical Ramirez quality and provide a great solid feeling. Rounded out with bone saddle in a solid East Indian Rosewood bridge and a bone nut, make for a great advanced guitar player's prize instrument.

Sound Production: 9.5

Great sound from the Jose Ramirez 4e and it proves to be a quality-made instrument. It has the typical Segovia-like sound with the deep bass and clear, high treble note production. I have a 1A that is 30 years old and I would imagine this guitar will come very close to approaching that guitars' sound as it ages.

Action: 9.5

Action was typical Ramirez. Slightly high for my style of playing put perfect for the classical guitar concert performer. Intonation was perfect and there was no concerns with any string buzzing.

Durability: 9.5

All classical guitars are quite fragile and should not be abused, but this guitar is made in a shop that is free of humidity and that will help guard against cracks due to poor humidity control. With this as well as any quality guitar, insure that humidity is kept as constant as possible with humidifiers in the winter and de-humidifiers in the summer. 

The neck of the Jose Ramirez 4e is constructed of Spanish Cedar, (which is my favorite). This wood is very lightweight and extremely strong and resists string tension very well. I also like the heavy Ebony neck reinforcement in the center of the neck, giving this guitar a similar, war-free neck as the 1A..

Customer Service: 10.0

Ramirez is a quality luthier and stands behind any defects in their instruments. They also have a large network of distributors and they stand behind their products. If no abuse is involved, your guitar will be repaired without any question. Also all vendors listed herewith will give you an additional warranty on these fine instruments.

Overall Score: 9.6

The Jose Ramirez 4e guitar has great response, volume and tone and I would definitely consider it concert quality for the intermediate to advanced guitar player.

With a street price of around $3,600.00, the Jose Ramirez 4e guitar is a great buy for what you get, being made by one of the most prestigious luthier's in the world. The fit and finish is close to perfect, the action is great and the tone is second only to the Jose Ramirez 1A Grand Concert. It doesn't get a whole lot better than the Jose Ramirez 4e!

The Jose Ramirez 4e guitar is a great buy for anyone interested in delving seriously into the advanced studies of the classical guitar and Ultimate Guitar Online highly recommends it.

The Jose Ramirez 125 guitar is a great buy for anyone interested in delving seriously into the advanced studies of the classical guitar and Ultimate Guitar Online highly recommends it.

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