Ramirez Guitarra Del Tiempo Spruce Classical Guitar
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The newest guitar from José Ramírez is yet another stunning example of Spanish craftsmanship at its finest. The Guitarra del Tiempo was created to commemorate one hundred forty years of peerless Ramírez design and construction. This guitar features a newly-designed enhanced top-brace system that delivers articulate noting and full-bodied tone. The Guitarra del Tiempo's ample volume and reactive dynamics will satisfy the most demanding guitarist.
This is a continuation of the Ramírez Anniversary models (and direct followup to the popular 130 Años), however unlike previous models, the Guitarra Del Tiempo will be a permanent addition to the comprehensive Ramírez line of classical and flamenco instruments (with rotating changes to the beautifully distinctive soundhole rosette).
The warm, yet bold sound of the Guitarra del Tiempo is sure to exceed the player's expectations. You can feel its power in your belly; you can relish the lingering sustain of its harmonics across all six strings.
Classical Guitar made an in-depth review of the del Tiempo. Click Here to read it on their website.
Ramirez has recently upgraded the tuning machines on the del Tiempo. If you've read reviews that refer to bad tuning machines, those are in reference to the previous types. The machines on this guitar function very well.
NOTE: The tuning machines on this guitar have black knobs, as shown in the closeup photo above.
Top: Solid Spruce
Back/Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Strings: Ramírez Hard Tension
Upper Bout Width: 11 1/16"
Lower Bout Width: 14 5/16"
Ramirez Hardshell Case Included
Made in Spain
As I was looking for a Spanish classical guitar, I compared several in this price range before deciding on the Ramirez Guitarra del Tiempo. The guitar arrived in perfect condition with a beautiful finish. The tuning machines were not black as described on the website, and since the guitar was made in 2022, I was a little concerned about the history of the tuning machines. Geoff assured me that they were not the problematic tuning machines described in earlier reviews, and followed up after a bit that he had swapped out the machines that were having an issue during setup with new ones from Ramirez. Indeed, they appear to be the pearl and gold tuning machines that Ramirez currently uses. I encountered one small problem as the strings stretched after acclimating, the first string broke less than a week after delivery and upon examination appeared to have some abrasion where it broke. There are no burrs on the frets or nut, and nothing on the fret board that would damage the string, so no idea why it broke at that point, but not worth deducting a star on a beautiful looking and sounding instrument.
Bought this guitar from X-Guitars and was hesitate to buy a spruce top. The staff helped me make a decision and I am totally pleased with the instrument. Volume , tone , projection and sustain are great and It is a pleasure to play. It Guitar and is opening up in sound each day I play it. Great guitar and vendor.
Thoroughly satisfied of my purchase of this Guitarra Del Tiempo. This is a used guitar but it came in excellent condition it was originally manufactured in 2017. Got a great price too ! Guitar was precisely as advertised. It took a little work with Geoff to find the right fit but I am delighted with the result.
I recently purchased the Ramirez guitarra del tiempo from XGuitars. I received the guitar in excellent condition within a few days after ordering. I found the owner/salesman very helpful and accommodating. If I decide to buy anymore classical guitars in the future, xguitars will be my first stop.
The guitar is much more beautiful than I imagined. Came sturdily packaged on the exact date expected. I was a little hesitant to buy a guitar sight unseen, I was unable to play one before I called Geoff at X. He was more than helpful, I did play several other spruce and cedar tops in L.A. To be honest they were of a similar price but I was fortunate to decide on the Ramirez after several phone conversations with Geoff. The spruce top sounds wonderful and gets better daily. Many thanks to everyone at X!!