★☆★☆ FENDER AMERICAN VINTAGE 74 JAZZ BASS MAPLE NATURAL FINISH ASH
What a beautiful guitar! I don't really know what it is worth, so I am going to start the auction at the price I paid for it. Good luck to all on this vintage "Golden Era" Jose Ramirez.
This is the "quality" studio guitar offered by Jose Ramirez in his shop back in the 60's. Harrison's was the cheaper Rondella style. This one is better. Please see this website...
This is a Jose Ramirez Estudio guitar from 1969. The guitar is in good shape for being 43 years old. The neck is straight and it plays fine. The bridge has no bellying and the bridge itself is solid with no signs of stress. Under a black light this guitar glows! I believe it is the original finish. The nut and bridge are both carved bone.
The gentleman I bought it off recieved the guitar in his uncles will. He didn't play guitar, so it sat under his bed for 20 years. It did get dry and a few cracks occured. One is on the treble side of the neck. It is stable and has 2 braces that run under it that are still tight. Shouldn't be an issue. There is another one that goes from the sound hole, under the bridge to the binding, but that one was cleated a LONG time ago and is not a issue. There is a couple other very small crack lines on the bass side of the bridge, but after humidifing the guitar for 2 weeks, they closed up. The back and sides have no cracks. The entire structure of the guitar is fine. No separation in the binding area. The fretboard has a crack for the first 6-7 frets. After the humidification process, this too closed up. Should not be an issue. I will keep humitifing the guitar untill sold.
The guitar has been completely checked out, cleaned, and restrung. All the braces are rock solid. All 7 of the fan braces are fine. The guitar is light as a feather. Plays fine and has a nice bite to it. The entire sound box vibrates loudly and sustains nice. Sound is subjective, so hard to relate, but the ballance is nice. Across all the strings it rings loud and clear.
There are several wear marks on the guitar please see all the pictures below before making a bid. I would have no problem playing this right now. Nothing that I noted keeps the guitar from being played and enjoyed right now.
Check out the hand carved tuners too. Amazing detail.
Right click and open in a new window this link for all the pictures in high resolution.
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