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Jose Ramirez R2 Classical Guitar - Review

Jose Ramirez R2 | Specifications, pricing and rating information on this fine limited edition classical guitar

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Model: Jose Ramirez R2 Classical Guitar

No. Strings: 6
Manufactured: Spain
Body Type: Standard Classical Body
Top Material: German Spruce- Solid
Back & Sides: Figured African Mangoy - Solid
Neck Material: Spanish Cedar
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: Jose Ramirez S1 Standard Fan
Purfling: Maple and Indian Rosewood
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Tuners: Fustero - Gold Plated

Jose Rameriz R2 List Price: $2,175.00
Warranty: See Vendor

Ramirez 4e Jose Ramirez R2 Classical Guitar

The Jose Ramirez R2 is an excellent instrument for the emerging concert guitarist or advanced student from the world's most recognized name in classical guitars.

This handmade Spanish guitar features a Canadian red cedar top on a laminated rosewood back and sides. The neck is made of Spanish cedar with an ebony fingerboard. Scale length: 26". Nut width: 2".

List Price:$2,175.00

Jose Ramirez R2 Classical Guitar
    Canadian cedar soundboard
    Laminated Rosewood back and sides
    Spanish cedar neck
    Ebony fingerboard
    Fustero tuners
    Fan bracing
    Glossy lacquer finish
    Rose inlay in the rosette and on top of the bridge
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Features: 8.0

The Jose Ramirez R2 Classical Guitar 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 laminated East Indian Rosewood.

The Canadian Red Cedar top of the Jose Ramirez R2 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 intermediate guitar player's prize instrument.

Sound Production: 8.5

The Jose Ramirez R2 has a bright rich sound, with very good projection. Base and treble sound balanced. Nice attack and sustain and has the classic bell-like tone.

Action: 9.5

As always with any Ramirez, the craftsmanship of the Jose Ramirez R2 is obviously perfect throughout. The wood used is of the highest quality and beauty. There are no flaws apparent anywhere other than the slight figuring in the top. The action of the guitar was great, just as it was delivered. Intonation was perfect and all harmonics were easy to produce.

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Durability: 9.0

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 S1 is constructed of Spanish Cedar, (which is my favorite). This wood is very lightweight and extremely strong and resists string tension very well. A bit of a disappointment is the lack of the traditional Ramirez Ebony center reinforcement strip down the center of the neck.

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: 9.0

The Jose Ramirez R2 guitar has great response, volume and tone and I would definitely consider it concert quality for the intermediate guitar player.

The Jose Ramirez R2 guitar is a great buy for what you get, being made by one of the most prestigious luthier's in the world.

The Jose Ramirez R2 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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