La Espagna
dedicated to honour the work of
Jose Ramirez III


Because nylon strings became the standerd after 1950 and more energy was availiable on the bridge, Jose Ramirez checked out the limits in terms of scale and body size again. The result was a slghtly bigger body again. To balance treble and bass he added a cross- or treble brace and together with the double sides variations of this are still in use for many guitars.

The legacy he left to the world of classical guitars was to introduce the wood of the Thuya Plicata (Western Red Cedar) for the Guitar top.

A spanish sound of deep desire was my design goal for the milestone La Espagna.







the treble bar fan bracing:
Jose Ramirez III