NICE STORY. Thanks Michael for share it.
So here is a brief true story about how I obtained my 1974 Ramirez 1a:
In the 1970's the importer was Sherry-Brenner in Chicago. I used to go into their store and play the Ramirez Classical guitars, however could never afford one as a 15 year old. There was one in particular that I was fond of and its serial number was 8086. At one point it was sold.
Fast forward to the mid 90's, and I went into the same store to see what had changed and to play some guitars. Jim showed me a few Ramirez guitars he had in stock, and one of them was my old favorite serial #8086. It had come back as a trade in. This guitar played and sounded better to me than other classical models I had tried. It was still out of my price range so I kept going in, to just be able to play it. I asked the owner of the store if he would consider a lower price. He declined. Finally it had been sold again. Being disappointed but never stopping in my pursuit of having a Ramirez, I went to a different store and but an R3. This guitar was fantastic for a student model.
Moving on to 2015, my wife and I moved to the Nashville area. One day I walked into Gruhn Guitars and was casually trying a variety of guitars without any plans to make a purchase. I noticed a wall toward the back with about 15 classical guitars hung up on an angle facing me. As I walked toward them I recognized one of them about 15 feet away and stopped dead in my tracks. I thought, it couldn't be. As I very slowly approached this beautiful guitar, I looked inside the sound hole, and yes!… it was serial # 8086. I very slowly pulled it down and started to play it. It felt the same as it did the other times I had played it. It was in great condition with no repairs or cracks. I sat there in disbelief. This time, I was able to afford it. My wife and I purchased the guitar at a very affordable price. I contacted Ramirez and verified that it was, in fact, built in their workshop, and they also gave me the name of the builder who built it under Jose Ramirez III.
26 de octubre 2016
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Mikkel Egelund Nielsen (1987)
Mikkel Egelund Nielsen was born on the island Bornholm in Denmark, where he began studying the guitar at the age of 8. Since he has graduated with honours from the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Denmark and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Germany, where he studied with Frederik Munk Larsen, Marco Socías and prof. Roberto Aussel.
Mikkel is currently studying for his Advanced Postgraduate Diploma ("Soloist Class") at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus (Denamark) as well as in Copenhagen, where he studies with his good friend Simon Wildau as a guitar duo.
Currently one of Denmark's most prize winning classical guitarists in international competitions, Mikkel has proven to be among the musical elite of his generation.
Mikkel has performed in live television- and radio transmission such as the Danish P2 and the German WDR. He has furthermore played for the Danish Crown Prince Couple (Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark).
With a special interest in contemporary music, he also likes to collaborate with composers on new compositions and is a dedicatee of works by Rasmus Zwicki, Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki, the Swedish composer Jonas Asplund and the Greek-born composer Christos Farmakis.
He has been soloist in Poul Ruders guitarconcerto “Psalmodies” with AROS Ensemble and in 2014 he was soloist in Luca Francesconis guitarconcerto ‘A Fuoco’ with International Ensemble Modern Academy in Würzburg, Germany.