Milestones Espagna

£1,999.00 incl. VAT

Rich, warm, robust – everything that you would expect from a Ramirez.

This Milestones guitar is a tribute to the seminal creations of Jose Ramirez III who built larger instruments to take advantage of the power newly available in the 1950s from the nylon strings which had taken the place of gut. To maintain a balance across the range Ramirez added a cross (“treble”) brace to the bracing system otherwise inherited from Torres.

A hard case with shoulder straps is included in the price.

Description

It is often forgotten that Ramirez’s other legacy was the cedar soundboard which now stands as equal first with the spruce soundboards which until his time were the only choice available.

The “A” model we have is French polished throughout. When Michael Butten (postgraduate scholar in guitar performance at the Royal Acadamy) played it his opinion was that it was the guitar to recommend to his more advanced students – not because of its historical interest but because it was so wonderful to play and to listen to.

Manufacturer Milestones
Model Name Espagna
Type Classical
Soundboard Wood Solid Cedar
Sides Solid Indian Rosewood
Back Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck Material Cedar
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 19
Bridge Material Kingwood
Headstock Veneer Indian Rosewood
Heel Veneer Indian Rosewood
Position Markers 5 and 7, small dots
Nut Material Bone
Saddle Material Bone
Bridge Description 12 hole tie block
Rosette Wood
Tuners 1:18 gearing ebony buttons
Overall Finish French polish
Overall Length 1000mm
Body Length 490mm
Scale Length 650mm
Neck Width Nut 52mm
String Width Nut 42mm
String Width Bridge 56mm
Neck Width 12th Fret 62mm
Body Depth Heel 97mm
Body Depth Base 98mm
Upper Bout Width 283mm
Lower Bout Width 368mm
Waist Width 238mm
Fret height 1.3mm
Strings Savarez
Country of Origin China

The maker fits Savarez Corum Alliance 500AJ high tension strings.

 

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