The Alhambra 9P Left-Handed Classical Guitar, along with the Alhambra 8P, are the best classical guitars available in their price ranges. It is handmade in Spain and features very well-balanced projection of treble and bass strings and is also designed for comfort and optimal playability. This instrument is available in both spruce and cedar. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
"Julia Florida" by Agustin Barrios (Guitarist: Brad Earnhardt) ©XGuitars Inc.
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.
The Alhambra 9P features Alhambra's ErgoNeck. The ErgoNeck is the result of the continuous research developed by Alhambra Manufactures to improve the ergonomics of the neck. Thus, we can favor the position of the left hand. Due to its asymmetric shape, the ErgoNeck can be adapted in a more natural way to the guitarist. (See illustration above.)
Photos here are of the right-handed version.
- Solid Red Cedar Top
- Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
- Spanish Cedar Neck with Ebony Reinforcement
- 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
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:
-Geoff Ferdón, owner of XGuitars
Philippe Bertaud presents the Alhambra 9P:
(Since this video was made, Alhambra has introduced aesthetic changes to this model as shown in the photos on this page.)
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