Thank you for posting that link. However, I've been to the Ramirez site before, and like my past visits, I could not find what you were talking about. It seems I'm a moron when it comes to navigating web sites. In any case, all I could find on the link was some words from Amalia Ramirez, a link to a letter from Segovia, and some information about a book by Jose Ramirez III, but nothing about labels.
Still, I appreciate your posting it - it makes me feel good to think that people are so kind in this world, and I will keep going back to look until I find it
And Ramirez 1a Rio,
Thank you for your kind words also. I had heard stories of the labels being "copied" for guitars that weren't real, so I was curious what you more knowledgeable folks would say. In any case, I do really enjoy my guitar - I hope I didn't sound as if I didn't ! If memory serves, I think my dad said he paid $400 for it, plus another $100 for the case.
Anyways, so the story goes, my father and guitar teacher went into the Ramirez shop, and my guitar teacher played several guitars, continuing to ask if they had anything "better". Finally, he settled upon a guitar he liked, and was asked, "do you make your living through playing guitar?" His answer was "no", since he was a medical doctor by trade. Upon hearing this, the shopkeeper (I don't think it was actually a Ramirez family member) said, "sorry, that guitar will only be sold to someone who is more serious about Guitar." So my teacher went across the street to (I forget the name)'s guitar shop, and dropped more-money-than-I've-ever-spent-on-a-car on a concert level guitar. But while they were in the Ramirez shop, my guitar teacher picked out the student guitar for my dad to get for me.
Whether the story is true, or they just made it up to entertain me, I love the guitar !!