Welcome to José Ramírez Guitars South Africa

Pianoforte (Pty) Ltd, the Sole Importers for Steinway & Sons, are the authorised Exclusive Distributors of Ramírez Guitars for South Africa.

José Ramírez guitars are constructed from aged wood of the finest quality. Great care has been taken to use no wood before its time. Wood that is characteristic of generations past: Cedar, Ebony, German Spruce, Cypress, Indian Rosewood, and Jacaranda. Lately we are using the best quality of authorised Rosewood and Red Cedar, which was first used by José Ramírez III when he discovered its sonorous qualities.

The Personal Touch by Amalia Ramírez

"I personally supervise the construction process from start to finish, and all the guitars receive my final approval to indicate that they are of the highest quality. My desire is to practice the time honored tradition of my fathers and build the very best guitar possible." - Amalia Ramirez

Ramírez Handrafted Guitars

Introducing “Guitarra de Tablao”

We have made a reissue José Ramírez I’s “Guitarra de Tablao” based on his template and design but enhancing details of construction, adapting it to current preferences relative to comfort and proportions. We have also toyed a little with the appearance, in all cases in accordance with the trends of the time when it was originally developed.

The new R-Line Studio Guitars

This series was designed by José Ramírez IV in 1991 and renewed by Amalia Ramírez in 2014 on its decoration and improved on its construction. These guitars are inspected, adjusted and certified by Ramírez. These guitars are also available with MIDI equipment and also with electrification equipment Schertler and Fishman.

Ramírez Ambassadors in South Africa

James Grace
Six String Classical
Viktor van Niekerk
10 String Classical
Saudiq Khan