Welcome to José Ramírez Guitars South Africa

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

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.

We have a supply of valuable Brazilian Rosewood from circa 1960-1970 which was acquired by my father, José Ramírez III and which we have been storing in our warehouse while awaiting permission to use it in the making of our finest guitars. This rare Tone-wood is unrepeatable due its aging and exceptional quality.’ We are delighted to once again offer our guitars in this sought after tone-wood. Quotations upon request.”

Amalia Ramirez

José Ramírez

Handcrafted Guitars

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.

José Ramírez

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.