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Alhambra 1C Hybrid Terra Classical Guitar

6 reviews

Sale price$599.00
In stock

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.


The Alhambra 1C Hybrid Terra (1C HT) is an excellent choice for the beginning classical guitar player who wants to take things seriously. This guitar is unbeatable in its price range. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)

An entry level instrument to start in the study of the guitar with very good performances, a perfect finish, quality woods, and lightweight Right out of the box, this guitar surprises by its quality and by the characteristics of its materials. Handmade with selected woods, the 1C model is made with a solid Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides, beautiful woods that make up this Spanish guitar. The finish is careful to provide an elegant instrument. Elements such as nickel-plated machine heads, the fingerboard of Indian Rosewood, and the binding on top define a beautiful and stylized guitar.

The string action and the choice of the frets make the 1C model very comfortable, an instrument very suitable for the beginning in the study of the art of the guitar. Comfort together with sound and a nice aesthetic appearance reward the student efforts of the art of classical guitar.

Although the 1C model is an entry level guitar, designed primarily for students and with a good value for money, we discover a guitar with volume and high capacity to define the sound. The saddle and nut are made of melamine, a synthetic material which highly transmitting the sound and contributing to a round and defined sound.

In short, the 1C model is a student guitar with very good performance and the more you play it, the better it sounds.

"Julia Florida" by Agustin Barrios (Guitarist: Brad Earnhardt) ©XGuitars Inc.

Solid Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Lam. Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fret Markers: 3, 5, 7, & 9
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Nickel Plated
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm

Made in Spain

Alhambra Deluxe Soft Case Included

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Tom B. (Louisburg, US)
High quality student guitar with professional setup!

I was looking for a high quality, reasonably priced student guitar and this is it! It has a solid cedar top that is nicely resonant with good sustain on all strings at low and high frets. It is much easier to play than the old classical guitar that I started with. I bought it from XGuitars so that it would be set up by a professional luthier. Geoff corresponded with me about the setup, lowered the action, and even filed and tapered a high fret to avoid a buzz. He noticed that the shipping method I had selected would take a bit longer, so we changed it and I got a bit of a refund. My new guitar arrived in perfect condition, with the strings Geoff recommended, and optimized for ease of play by a beginner like me. I'm very happy with this experience.

Sebastian A. (San Jose, US)
Alhambra 1C with strings upgrade

It was a pleasure to work with Geoff on my new Alhambra 1C guitar.
The help he gave was excellent, and the extra work he did in upgrading
the strings and adding the Kremona under-bridge pickup was perfect.
The unit came very well packaged, and in excellent condition.
I have been enjoying playing this guitar with its warm tones and great sound.
I am very happy with my choice, and with choosing XGuitars for my purchase.
When it comes time to upgrade, I will certainly return to Geoff and XGuitars.

Kiet L. (Mishawaka, US)
Alhambra C1

Good guitar, good service. Thanks

Yuqing (Philadelphia, US)
Gorgeous Guitar

Very content with my shopping experience and my new guitar. Shipping was fast and packaging was also great. Geoff responded quickly to my emails and that gave me my peace of mind on top of everything else already mentioned. This was my first time purchasing anything from XGuitars and I'm so happy that I did! I'm sure I'll be coming back for accessories and such soon.

Michael W. (Buffalo, US)
Great guitar

Absolutely love the guitar and the purchase experience!!!! Geoff was extremely helpful throughout the process answering all my questions. Guitar arrived in perfect condition. Looks great, sounds great, plays great. Could not be happier!!! You’ll like doing business with XGuitars, I plan to be a customer for years to come.

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