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Jose Ramirez 2cwe Classical Guitar - Review

Jose Ramirez 2cwe | Specifications, pricing and rating information on this quality acoustic/electric classical guitar

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Model: Jose Ramirez 2cwe Classical Guitar

No. Strings: 6
650mm scale
Manufactured: Spain
Body Type: Standard Classical Body
Top Material: Western Red Cedar- Solid
Back & Sides: Ease Indian Rosewood - Laminated
Neck Material: Spanish Cedar w/Ebony Reinf.
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: Gold Plated w/ Ivoryoid Buttons
Electronics: Yes - Fishman

List Price: $3,675.00
Warranty: See Vendor

Ramirez 2cwe Jose Rameriz 2cwe Classical Guitar

Cutaway, Fishman pickup, and onboard equalization make the Jose Ramirez 2CWE Guitar perfect for the crossover player of jazz/pop/classical or for the performing classical guitarist who's tired of microphone feedback.

The most popular Ramirez guitar in the E line, it lends itself well to many playing environments. Sumptuous tone comes from a solid red cedar top while the laminated rosewood back and sides simultaneously keep the price down and look fabulous.

Jose Rameriz 2cwe List Price: $3,675.00

Jose Rameriz 2cwe Classical Guitar
    Red cedar soundboard
    Laminated 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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  • Back Plate
  • Electronics
  • Soundhole
  • Head
Ramirez 2cwe Top Plate
Ramirez 2cwe Back Plate
Ramirez 2cwe Electronics
Ramirez 2cwe Sound Hole
Ramirez 2cwe Headstock

Features: 9.0

Cutaway, Fishman pickup, and onboard equalization make the Jose Ramirez 2CWE Acoustic-Electric Guitar perfect for the crossover player of jazz/pop/classical or for the performing classical guitarist who's tired of microphone feedback.

The Jose Ramirez 2CWE also has a fan bracing, glossy lacquer finish, and gold-plated tuners with Ivoryoid buttons. Its features also include a 650mm scale, and a 52mm nut.

The only negative on the features of the Jose Ramirez 2CWE is comparing it to higher-end classical's, which use solid wood throughout. This has solid wood only on the top, which is where it matters the most.

The Jose Ramirez 2CWE includes a Humicase Protege case, to keep the guitar properly humidified.

Sound Production: 9.0

If I were to rate the Jose Ramirez 2CWE guitar strictly as a classical guitar, I would lower the rating to about an 8.0 or even to 7.5, but as a cross-over type guitar with electronics added, I have decided to give it a solid 9.0 rating.

The basses of the Jose Ramirez 2CWE are full and rich, but a bit muted when compared to a comparable classical such as the 4E. The treble side is just a little bit thin, but overall, amplified this guitar sounds fantastic!

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: 9.0

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 125 Años is constructed of Spanish Cedar, (which is my favorite). This wood is very lightweight and extremely strong and resists string tension very well. I'm happy to see the ebony center reinforcing strip re-appear on this model, so I upped the durability a bit for that nice essential feature.

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: 9.3

The Jose Ramirez 2CWE 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 $2,400.00, the Jose Ramirez 2CWE guitar is a great buy. The bass response and treble was well balanced and very loud for a guitar this new. I can imagine that in a few years of constant playing, this will be a killer classical guitar.

The Jose Ramirez 2CWE 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.

Interested in adjusting your action yourself? visit our sections on Guitar Nut Adjustment, Guitar Saddle Adjustment and Adjusting your Guitar Action for a lot of detailed information on this and many other do-it-yourself repair jobs in our Minor Guitar Repair and Major Guitar Repair sections of the web site.

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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