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Alhambra 9P Spruce Classical Guitar

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Perfection Guaranteed:
Every guitar is given a professional setup and a thorough 19-point inspection including playing through every note, adjusting saddle & nut heights to ensure proper action with no buzzing, checking intonation, neck relief, fret ends, tuning mechanisms, finish, and more. You can rest assured that your guitar will be flawless or we'll replace it or refund it and cover all shipping charges. Also, all guitars at XGuitars are kept at the perfect humidity and temperature to prevent hidden cracks, sharp frets, warped necks, etc.

Zero-Cost Warranty: All manufacturer warranties require the purchaser to pay all shipping costs associated with warranty work or repair.  XGuitars is the only online dealer who will pay these shipping costs for you (continental U.S. only). You will pay $0 for shipping or any other expenses for a warranty claim on a guitar purchased from XGuitars.

Description

The Alhambra 9P Spruce Classical Guitar is handmade in Spain by a smaller, more experienced team at the Alhambra facility. It features a lighter, nitrocellulose lacquer finish and a bridge-like cross bracing. All of these factors work together to give this guitar a very beautiful, loud, and refined sound. The 9P features a bridge-shaped cross bracing pattern to give the top maximum volume and projection. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)


"Torija" by Federico Moreno Torroba (Guitarist: David Stevenson)

But richness is not the only thing. The action is also just perfect: high enough to make the guitar sing but extremely comfortable.  The sound projection is amazing. Basses, mediums and trebles are very well-balanced. You have a full control of the voices and can emphasize whatever voice you want without any struggle, therefore you become the conductor and have a complete orchestra under your fingers.

  • Solid European Spruce Top
  • Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Spanish Cedar Neck with Ebony Reinforcement 
  • ErgoNeck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 650mm Scale Length
  • 52mm Nut Width
  • Bone Saddle - Extra saddle included
  • Bone Nut
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish on the top (gives the top improved resonance)
  • Polyurethane Finish on the back & sides (provides improved durability)
  • All Solid

Hardshell Case Included
Made in Spain

MEASUREMENTS
Upper Bout Width: 11.25" (11 1/4")
Lower Bout Width: 14.81" (14 13/16")
Upper Bout Depth: 3.94" (3 15/16")
Lower Bout Depth: 4.12" (4 1/8")


Recommended Strings: This guitar comes with D'Addario EXP44 Extra Hard Tension strings installed.  These are not bad strings, but don't allow the guitar to live up to its full potential.  I recommend the following strings for this guitar:

Carbon: My favorite strings of all I've tried are Savarez Alliance set 540J. These strings provide great volume and resonance.  Being Carbon, they are a bit thinner in diameter than nylon strings. The tone is brighter and not as mellow as nylon strings. If you want a softer sound, nylon may suit you better.

Nylon: For nylon strings, I really like Savarez Corum New Cristal set 500CJ strings.  They provide a nice round tone, good volume, and a comfortable feel.

If you would like to have strings installed other than the ones that come with your guitar, you can add the Strings Installation Service to your order.
 

-Geoff Ferdón, owner of XGuitars


Customer Reviews

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Sheila B. (Minneapolis, US)
Alhambra 9P Spruce Top

I hesitated to purchase a guitar online, but decided to make the “jump”.
Buying my guitar from Geoff at XGuitars made it super easy and worry-free. Geoff was always prompt in responding to my emails and phone calls. Also he was very patient, as I changed my mind several times about which guitar to buy. I would not hesitate to purchase from XGuitars in the future. My guitar arrived carefully packed and in superb condition!

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John J. (West Roxbury, US)
Alhambra 9P Spruce Top

The Alhambra 9P is a beautiful guitar, outstanding quality and workmanship and beautiful sound. I can only confirm and add to what others have said about doing business with XGuitars. Geoff is fantastic to work with, truly knowledgeable about his products and very patient and willing to answer any and all questions. This is a wonderful experience, especially in the frenetic and very impersonal world of Internet commerce. If you are in the market for a great quality Guitar, I cannot recommend XGuitars and Geoff Ferdon highly enough.

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Senthil S. (Sun Prairie, US)
Beautiful Guitar, Beautiful Sound

I played a classical guitar when I was a kid and just recently picked up the guitar again after 25 years. The Alhambra 9P Spruce I ordered from Xguitars is just beautiful and has rekindled my joy of playing. The service was simply superb and my guitar was delivered on time and in perfect condition. I called Geoff before placing my order and I immediately got comfort that this was going to be a problem free purchase. I look forward to many years of enjoyment with my new Alhambra. Thank you Geoff! I would recommend Xguitars to anyone without hesitation.

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Jeff L. (Red Lion, US)
GREAT GUITAR, GREAT SERVICE!

My Alhambra 9P Spruce top is a beautiful instrument. As a Juilliard graduate, I am extremely pleased with the sound and very impressed with the feel of this guitar. Geoff was extremely easy to deal with and very accommodating. I will most likely purchase my next instrument from XGUITARS.

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John N. (Auburn, US)
Guitar Gently Weeps

I'd been playing a serviceable Guild student classical guitar on and off for almost 45 years. Finally, I got a true instrument. And what an instrument it is! Great balance. Resonant basses. Clear trebles. Good volume, enabling a wide dynamic range. And beautiful. Geoff set the action slightly lower for me on the lower end and put on the Savarez strings. It's great. And Geoff is wonderful to deal with.

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