How to assess your Ramírez Guitar

As we are receiving many requests for information in this regard, we leave you this guide to better assess your Ramírez guitar. First of all, we do not asses or appraise instruments because we do not know how the second-hand market works, so we will not provide this information. You will find all the information in this regard on pages such as Ebay, Wallapop,,, among others, or stores specialized in second-hand guitars and instruments.

Valuation Guide


To assess your guitar well, the first thing you have to know is what type of guitar you have in your hands. For this we provide you with this video where the different labels that we use and have used are explained.

Also here you can download a PDF with the information on the labels.


The second thing you have to know is the type of wood that your guitar has, for this it is very important to know if you have a solid or laminated instrument, the solid being of the highest quality, for this you can look for a drawing on the back or on the side or a vein that catches your attention and look for it inside. If it does not match, it will be a laminated wood. The tops are all solid. This is a procedure that you have to check on our studio guitars, our handmade guitars are always solid.

Find out all the information about the labels here.

Ramirez 1A

Cristina Ramírez explains the Traditional model in this video:

Second hand guitars

Amalia Ramírez explains the second-class guitars in this video:

A guitar maker’s headjoint is like his signature.

Studio Guitars

Our Studio guitars, designed by us (bracing, template, design, specifications) and made exclusively for us in Spanish factories, later revised in the workshop, may belong to:

– Line R
– Line E
– Commemorative (125 years, 130 years, Tiempo, Serranito)
– FL

Our woods

Here you have a video where José Enrique Ramírez explains more about the wood:

Workshop structure

Finally, we leave you a video in which Cristina Ramírez explains the structure of the workshops at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, which we still continue to transmit, where the master is the one who carries out the research, designs and contributions and he is the one who teaches and directs his officers to help him carry out his work, which he ultimately always reviews to ensure the quality of this house:
One last piece of information is that second-hand guitars tend to lose value compared to a new guitar, unless they have belonged to a famous person and can be demonstrated, or they are guitars from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with ornamentation and elaborate construction, like our Tablao Guitar or the Mangoré model that you can see on our page in the section of handmade guitars. The condition of the guitar will also influence the price, especially if it is “playable” and the fingerboard has not moved much with the humidity changes and with time.
If you need a certificate of authenticity you can ask us about the rates, but remember that we will never make an assessment. Only the letterhead and signature of this house will appear in the document, together with the model information (materials, year, guitar number and model name). In no case will we certify the guitars with a blue, or blue and white label, since they are inexpensive guitars designed for beginners, exclusively for sale in our Madrid store, which we select from among different Spanish factories, we review and setup and therefore they have the label that certifies that they have the quality of the instrument that it is. They are not Ramírez guitars.