The Alhambra Linea Profesional Cedar Top Classical Guitar is absolutely the best Spanish guitar in its price range. It has superb volume and projection, with strong basses and clear trebles. Due to an innovative bracing pattern, it has better clarity and projection than most cedar top guitars. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
"Torija" by Federico Moreno Torroba (Guitarist: David Stevenson) ©XGuitars Inc.
With deluxe features, solid-top construction and enormous performance features including a surprisingly remarkable projection and clarity, the Linea Profesional is a classical guitar that is designed to bring your music center stage. This guitar will always be ready for the demands of any performance situation. The Linea Profesional is available in solid cedar top with rosewood back and sides that produce warmness, richness, clarity, and perfection to any musical piece. The neck is constructed by the Alhambra luthiers to satisfy the demands of any player; it offers great feel and playability. In addition, this guitar presents excellent traits expected from any Alhambra guitar that include beautiful hand-made rosette, bone nut and bridge saddle, and very elegant tuners.
Alhambra includes an extra saddle with this guitar. It is a taller saddle, giving you the option to adjust the action height but still keep the original saddle as a backup.
The Alhambra Linea Profesional 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.)
Top: Solid Cedar - (Spruce top available)
Back/Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
Neck Type: ErgoNeck
Bridge: 12-Hole (updated photos to be added soon)
Saddle & Nut: Bone (Extra saddle included)
Tuning Machines: Schaller (Made in Germany)
Finish (top): Nitrocellulose Lacquer (allows the top to resonate freely)
Finish (back & sides): Polyurethane (provides improved durability)
Hardshell Case Included
Upper Bout Width: 11"
Lower Bout Width: 14 13/16"
Made in Spain
IMPORTANT: This guitar features a 12-hole bridge. This design puts the strings at a higher angle relative to the saddle, allowing a greater transfer of energy into the top of the guitar at the saddle. This gives this guitar extra volume and resonance. It is very important that the strings are tied properly to prevent slipping. For instructions on how to tie the strings, please see the video below:
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
Geoff is one of the finest businesspeople that I’ve ever interacted with. A true gentleman. I had a million questions about the Alhambra Linea and he answered all of them promptly, patiently, honestly and completely. He truly goes “above and beyond” for his customers. If you’re searching for a quality guitar at a fair price with excellent customer service, XGuitars is the place to go.
Geoff wrote that this was the best classical guitar in its price range. It is certainly the best guitar that I have owned. Before this I had only owned Cordoba. I love the ErgoNeck. The tuners seem a bit tight. It does not seem possible to adjust smoothly. Sort of goes in lurches. But I suspect that will loosen up with use. Better tight than loose. As always Geoff is a pleasure to do business with. I would not buy a quality guitar anywhere else. Overall I am very pleased.
Thank you very much for the review!
The tuning machines should indeed loosen up within 2-3 months. If they don't, please let me know and I will send you a replacement set.
Arrived on time in perfect shape. I love this guitar can’t stop playing it.
I have my Alhambra Linea Prof. Cedar classical guitar from xGuitar two weeks ago. I am very happy with this guitar. Its sound is so beautiful, warm... sustain...The best thing i found is the service that Geoff provides to his customers - I am not sure I could find such a good service from any other guitar shops. Geoff listens to you as he would buy the guitar for himself. MANY THANKS Geoff for taking care of your customers with the best services.
I purchased an Alhambra Linea Profesional after seeking Geoff's recommendations regarding several candidates in my price range. Geoff's guidance in choosing among these guitars made my decision surprisingly easy. Nonetheless, I was concerned that for a significant step up in price this guitar would not be a proportional step up in quality from the quite nice student guitar that I have played for several years. This concern turned out to be entirely unfounded. The fit and finish as well as the aesthetics of the Linea cannot be appreciated adequately from images and videos on the web. It has excellent volume, sustain, and remarkable clarity and the action is very comfortable. Prior to ordering, I was skeptical that the reviews on this guitar and the high praise given to Geoff might be rather over the top. However, it's not hyperbole if it's true! I cannot overstate my satisfaction with XGuitars and Alhambra.