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Alhambra 5P CW E8 - Cutaway Classical Guitar w/ Fishman Flex M Blend Preamp

7 reviews

Sale price$1,899.00
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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 5P CW E8 Cutaway Classical Guitar is a beautiful classical guitar with an internal microphone, undersaddle pickup, onboard EQ, and cutaway. The Alhambra 5P improves upon the 4P by adding an ebony bar embedded in the neck. This bar helps keep the neck straight as it ages and also slightly boosts the sustain. The 5P CW E8 has the great sound of an Alhambra with the ability to amplify. The neck is 2mm less wide than standard, making it a bit easier to play. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)

Note: The guitar shown in the first photo has a different preamp installed. The guitar you would receive does have the Flex M Blend, as shown in the second photo. Updated photos showing the Flex M Blend installed in this guitar to be added soon.

Made from great quality woods, Red Cedar for the top and laminated Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, the first thing calling your attention is the light weight. That is the kind of instrument that will ring and vibrate. A beautiful and high quality Ebony is used for the fingerboard. As you turn the guitar you notice that the neck is reinforced with an ebony strip instead of truss rod. Compacter and lighter, it conducts vibrations much better to the body and allows to guitar to fully vibrate from the head to bottom of the body. You really feel it as you strum the first chords.

The Alhambra 5P CW E8 is set up with an action height that is approximately 0.5mm lower than a standard classical guitar's action.

CLICK HERE for the Fishman Flex Blend Electronics User Guide

Top: Solid Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Lam. Indian Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany with Ebony Reinforcement
Fingerboard: Ebony
Preamp: Fishman Flex M Blend
Nut Width: 50mm
Scale Length: 650mm
Fret Markers: On Frets 3, 5, 7, 9 12, 15
Electronics: Fishman Flex M Blend (piezo pickup & internal mic. 9V battery included.)

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 7 reviews
Chris R. (Johnson City, US)
Alhambra 5P can e8

Everything was as advertised. No concerns after a week of playing the guitar.

DaveO (Foster City, US)
Phenomenal Purchasing Experience and Steller Support!

I just want everyone to know that my purchasing experience and follow up during the process was extraordinary, Mr. Geoffery was fantastic and as a first-time customer of XGuitars I really didn’t know much about them outside of the great reviews from others here on the and on different platforms, but I’m so glad I did go with them.
I’m absolutely ecstatic for this beautiful, gorgeous Alhambra 5P CW E8 - Cutaway Classical Guitar w/ Fishman Flex M Blend Preamp × 1 that I purchased, without any hesitation I can say this is the most exciting and beautiful crafted guitar I have ever owned, I look forward to many years of playing classical, Spanish, and jazz pieces as well as my inspirational stuff.
Thank you XGuitars!

Francisco H. (Eagle Pass, US)
Excelent guitar!

Greetings XGuitars: I love my Alhambra 5P CW E8.I requested the Savarez nylon strings because I love the mellow and softer sound. I like playing bossa-nova music and this guitar is awesome for that style.All I say I’m very happy with my purchase and I think everyone will be as satisfied as I am. Also I saw the band Sirius B on YouTube, you are great guys, I love your music!

Minh D. (Carrollton, US)
I will come back to buy more...

Good place to trust when buying high quality products!

Chico S. (Cancún, MX)
Alhambra 5P CW E8

Excellent service from Geoff Ferdon and the entire X Guitar's team! This instrument is a true beauty! quality in construction and sound that meets all my expectations as a professional musician.
always recommended

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