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N 2
UP TO 1957 (approximately)

The oldest label of which I know belongs to the collection of Flix Manzanero, and has the following characteristics: size 60 x 100 mm, white background, black letters, with the headline:"Guitarrera Jos Ramrez de Galarreta y Hermano, Constructores."

In very small type it indicates that cords, guitars and bandurrias, (a type of lute) etc., are also on sale. Finally the address: Cava Baja 2(..), Madrid. . The street number is impossible to decipher, the second number having disappeared during the repairing of the instrument It is not dated, but logic tells us that it must be anterior to the separation of the two brothers (Jos y Manuel) and the establishment of Jos in Concepcin Jernima 2 (1882). It is possible that the address is in fact Cava Baja 24, the Ramrez family home.

This label dates approximately from the time of Jos Ramrez I. We are not sure when its use started and ended.

It is printed on ordinary paper, round,with a diameter of 52 mm. Blue background and white letters, with the name Ramrez at the top, following the circumference. There is a drawing of the Muse Euterpe, playing a double flute, in the centre. Another version (n3) exists, with the outlines, text and drawing in black, a golden background and the figure in ivory.

The following labels date, possibly, from the last years of Jos Ramrez I, and were certainly used during the time of Jos Ramrez II.



As we have never kept a register of labels, excepting those numbered from 1967 onwards, the dates during which different designs have been used are impossible to determine.

There will be gaps In the following document, in so far as there are labels in existence which do not figure here. Also, some of the dates may not be exact (although they are not far out) especially in the case of those used by Jos Ramrez I and the early days of Jos Ramrez II. The end of his time coincided with the beginning of that of Jos Ramrez III, who was the first to number and sign the labels. My brot
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As we have never kept a register of labels, excepting those numbered from 1967 onwards, the dates during which different designs have been used are impossible to determine.

There will be gaps In the following document, in so far as there are labels in existence which do not figure here. Also, some of the dates may not be exact (although they are not far out) especially in the case of those used by Jos Ramrez I and the early days of Jos Ramrez II. The end of his time coincided with the beginning of that of Jos Ramrez III, who was the first to number and sign the labels. My brother Jos Ramrez IV and I have continued to use the labels designed by my father.

The following information has been compiled by Miguel Martinez, the oldest serving member of this company. Although he is now retired, he continues to offer his memories and knowledge of the traditions of this guitar making family.
N 2
UP TO 1957 (approximately)

The oldest label of which I know belongs to the collection of Flix Manzanero, and has the following characteristics: size 60 x 100 mm, white background, black letters, with the headline:"Guitarrera Jos Ramrez de Galarreta y Hermano, Constructores."

In very small type it indicates that cords, guitars and bandurrias, (a type of lute) etc., are also on sale. Finally the address: Cava Baja 2(..), Madrid. . The street number is impossible to decipher, the second number having disappeared during the repairing of the instrument It is not dated, but logic tells us that it must be anterior to the separation of the two brothers (Jos y Manuel) and the establishment of Jos in Concepcin Jernima 2 (1882). It is possible that the address is in fact Cava Baja 24, the Ramrez family home.

This label dates approximately from the time of Jos Ramrez I. We are not sure when its use started and ended.

It is printed on ordinary paper, round,with a diameter of 52 mm. Blue background and white letters, with the name Ramrez at the top, following the circumference. There is a drawing of the Muse Euterpe, playing a double flute, in the centre. Another version (n3) exists, with the outlines, text and drawing in black, a golden background and the figure in ivory.

The following labels date, possibly, from the last years of Jos Ramrez I, and were certainly used during the time of Jos Ramrez II.