The Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco Guitar is a flamenco blanca guitar, handmade in Spain with carefully selected woods and a high quality sound; powerful, brilliant, great character and with a fascinating projection. The 8Fc is a wonderful guitar with a beautiful and authentically flamenco sound. It is also fully balanced, achieving a consistent tone across the fingerboard and a good balance between bass and treble. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
The 8Fc is a flamenco blanca guitar with very high performance. When you have it in your hands it is simply amazing.
Selected Woods and New Design
The new flamenco guitar 8Fc is a step forward from the 7Fc model, with a better selection of wood, new rosette, and a new headstock design. In addition to the selection of solid cypress for sides and back and a solid European spruce for the top; this guitar is made with an ebony fingerboard, luxury gold machine heads, and an ebony reinforcement on the cedar neck. (The ebony reinforcement which is found inside the neck it cannot be seen on the outside of the guitar. The ebony reinforcement is exactly below the fingerboard and the saddle should be removed to be able to see it.)
An Extra Saddle:
In order to adapt the instrument to the tastes of each guitarist, in the 8Fc model you can vary the action of the strings changing the "bone" of the bridge, the saddle. In the model 8Fc, an extra saddle with different height is added, with the intention of getting a low or somewhat higher action according to the choice of the guitarist, but always being fully adapted to the characteristics of guitar.
The 8Fc is a guitar designed to generate the exact flamenco percussiveness when it is required and to allow for greater comfort in the interpretation of flamenco music.
- Solid European Spruce Top
- Solid Cypress Back & Sides
- Spanish Cedar Neck with Ebony Reinforcement
- Neck Type: ErgoNeck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 650mm Scale Length
- 52mm Nut Width
- Bone Saddle - Extra saddle included
- Bone Nut (historically used to transmit the most natural sound)
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish on the top (gives the top improved resonance)
- Polyurethane Finish on the back & sides (provides improved durability)
- Strings Installed by Alhambra: D’Addario XTC44 Extra High Tension
- All Solid
Hardshell Case Included
Made in Spain
Dear Silvia (Sales Department, Manufacturas S.L.)
I recently purchased and received an 8Fc from XGuitars in Asheville, North Carolina. It seems the 7Fc is hard to keep in stock. The guitar I acquired is beautiful, well-built, sounds wonderful and smells gorgeous. Geoffrey Ferdon from XGuitar was great to work with and is a valuable representative for Alhambra Guitarras. Thanks to all involved creating my flamenco blanca guitar.
I had my eye on an Alhambra 7Fc before they sold out a while back, so when the 8Fc went on sale for about the same price that I would have paid for the 7Fc plus a hard case (not included with the 7Fc), I had to buy it. The guitar arrived in perfect condition with a beautiful Alhambra branded hard case included. It performs exactly as I would expect a flamenco guitar should-light, bright, percussive and responsive. The action could be a little lower, but it is very comfortable to play since it is slightly lower than the classical guitar I also bought from XGuitars. Since it came with an extra saddle, I can easily adjust the action on one while keeping the original as is when I change the strings. One additional thing to note, the guitar came with a clear plastic tap plate installed, but was not mentioned in the description. I expect to thoroughly enjoy learning flamenco techniques on this beautiful guitar for many years to come.
First, and foremost I am extremely pleased with both the service and the quality of the Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco guitar that I purchased online from XGuitars. I have found Geoff Ferdon of XGuitars to be a very reputable and customer service-oriented provider of high-quality guitars. This is extremely important when purchasing a musical instrument of this caliber on-line. I also appreciate Geoff making me aware of Alhambra guitars as a good option for a Flamenco guitar. After extensive research, I decided on the Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco guitar. I received the guitar on the date promised and it arrived very well packaged with no damage or issues. When unboxing the instrument, I was delighted with the Alhambra Hard-Shell case and the overall appearance of the guitar. After careful inspection, I found the guitar to be flawless, the workmanship, materials, and setup of the guitar was perfection.
Over the years I have played various styles of music and have owned a variety of guitars. However, my passion is now Flamenco guitar with some Classical pieces added to the mix. The guitar is very capable of playing a mix of Flamenco, Classical, Jazz and other styles of music. However, the guitar shines when playing Flamenco pieces. The more I play the instrument the more I find a physical, mental and spiritual connection with the Alhambra 8Fc. Maybe, it's the beauty of the instrument, the quality of the woods used, the sound projection, the playability and the classic Flamenco sound that makes me want to play for hours every day.
Overall, I highly recommend purchasing from XGuitars and I strongly recommend the Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco guitar for guitarists that are serious and compassionate about playing Flamenco guitar.
I've bought 2 guitars from Geoffrey here at XGuitars as well as extra strings and case. As a former Marine Corps DI and SNCO I'm very particular about everything. Geoffrey has held himself to a very high level of professionalism and expertise in all our dealings. He is very knowledgeable and insightful as to what his customers needs and desires are. I will continue to do business with him as he has the best customer service and cares about what he does. Thats something rare in today's world. Truly a pleasure to work with.
Daniel USMC Vet