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  Guitar Legend Andrés Segovia’s Rare Ramirez Guitar Goes up for Auction December 27, 2019       Catawiki has the honor of selling an extremely rare guitar owned by legendary classical guitarist Andrés Segovia (1893-1987). Built by hand in 1914 in the famed workshop of Manuel Ramirez; its estimated worth is between €50,000 and €75,000.           AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS) – DECEMBER 16, 2019 - Catawiki, the most-visited curated marketplace in Europe is thrilled to offer this excellently maintained Manuel Ramirez guitar. It was commissioned by a young Andrés Segovia in 1914 and given by Andrés Segovia to the seller’s grandfather and friend of Segovia: Enrique Anaya Padilla. Segovia and Padilla both lived in the town of Linares, where Padilla was an amateur classical guitarist and Professor of Mathematics. The guitar was originally signed, but the signature was erased during a restoration by José Ramirez in 1995.       Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) was a Spanish musician who is still regarded by many as one of the foremost guitarists of his time. He is credited with being responsible for establishing the acoustic guitar as a concert instrument in the 20th century and was known for his expressive and technically sophisticated style.       Alex Becker, guitar expert at Catawiki: “Andres Segovia was an extraordinary musician of global historical importance. This guitar is one of the most significant musical instruments to ever be offered at auction. We know there will be an enormous amount of interest worldwide.”       Manuel Ramirez (1864-1916) owned one of the most important guitar workshops of the early 20th century. Ramirez, luthier of the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, surrounded himself with the finest guitar builders at the time (including, for example: Santos Hernandez, Domingo Esteso, Modesto Borreguero, and Pascual Viudes) and dedicated himself to ensuring the survival of the ‘Torres’ design of guitar making. Ramirez started making guitars for Segovia in 1912, and an earlier guitar made by Ramirez for Segovia is currently housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, along with Segovia's 1937 Hauser I.       The auction will be online from 27th December 2019 to 5th January 2020 and will be visible at the following link: https://www.catawiki.com/guitars                       Patrick Vranken, category manager music at Catawiki:   “We are honored to offer a guitar  from the most important acoustic guitar player in the world, Andres Segovia. The 1914 Manual Ramirez guitar is a holy grail in the guitar world, but having being owned and played by the genius Segovia himself is more than extraordinary. We hope this remarkable guitar finds the very special home it deserves at auction. To quote the master Segovia himself: “Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.””   Link to images (hi-res):LINK               About Catawiki   Catawiki is the most-visited curated marketplace in Europe for collectables, art, design, jewellery, watches, classic cars and more. Every day, Catawiki’s 200 in-house experts carefully select only the most special objects to put up for auction. Founded in 2008, Catawiki has grown into a global platform that offers 50,000 items spanning over 80 categories every week. Through its protected platform, buyers are assured of an exciting, safe and hassle-free buying experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Catawiki has 500 passionate employees working across its European offices serving customers around the world. In 2019, Catawiki had more than 19 million monthly visits to its platform and generated a gross merchandising value close to €350 million, with  25% year-on-year growth. For more information, visit https://www.catawiki.com or download the Catawiki mobile app.       Contact Catawiki   Alexander Becker   Senior Expert Guitars and Musical Instruments   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       Contact M2M PR   Caroline Galloway   US # 440-591-3807   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.