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THE ALHAMBRA 10 PREMIER
Medley of "Torija" (F.M. Torroba) / "Prelude, Fugue and Allegro" (J.S. Bach) / "Sounds of Bells" (J. Pernambuco) played by David Stevenson
Well-balanced bass, mid-range and treble and an incredible sound projection, the Alhambra 10 Premier is a modern guitar aimed at today's guitarist. With the 10 Premier model, the Alhambra guitar craftsmen have applied the experience accumulated over the years in the development of classic guitars. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
From the model 8P to the 11P, the instruments are built by a small group of artisans where, progressively, each model acquires more time of elaboration, design, and detail. The model 10 Premier has a bracing design that maximizes its volume and projection.
This guitar has a perfect string height: high enough to contribute to the sound, but at the same time with just the right height to be extremely comfortable. The 10 Premier is a guitar with incredible sound projection and well-balanced bass, mid, and treble tones. The Alhambra 10 Premier is truly a modern guitar designed for today's guitarist.
QUALITY AND DETAILS
The model 10 Premier by Alhambra Guitars is designed and crafted with details that increase the performance of this instrument. The finishes of this model show an important craftwork and a very refined image.
Twelve holes in the bridge, bone nut and saddle, very efficient machine heads, and a double line of green in the profiles provide the model 10 Premier aesthetic qualities, but at the same time comfort and good sound.
A design with the neck called "ergoneck", which contributes the comfort of the guitarist, and where the fingerboard is extended by the mouth of the soundboard to introduce the 20th fret: a design requested by the guitarists and the compositions of today.
It is difficult to imagine all the possibilities offered by this instrument, where the sound quality of the first string is especially noteworthy. The Alhambra 10 Premier is definitely, a modern guitar to respond to the highest demands of today's guitarist.
Top: Solid Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Saddle & Nut: Bone (Extra saddle included)
Finish (top): Nitrocellulose Lacquer (gives the top maximum resonance)
Finish (back & sides): Polyurethane (provides improved durability)
Made in Spain
Hardshell Case Included
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
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This guitar (Alhambra 10P) is, first of all, a marvelous piece of craftsmanship! Then, the playability and the set up by Geoff and “X guitars” are right on - just simply as it was requested - the strings, action, etc.! I even wanted a sound pick-up installed - there was no problem, and it works great. This guitar is the last one I am ever going to get (due to its quality and for it being the ultimate concert instrument that I needed). Overall, I am very satisfied with the quality of the product and service. What I appreciate the most, however, is Geoff’s ability to work with the client and meet his/her needs at the most professional level. This kind of prompt interaction and adaptability speaks volume to the quality of service that “X-Guitars” provide. Thank you!
The Alhambra 10p sound beautiful, very happy with the guitar.
Clear and warmth sound.
Thanks so much Geoff you are great.
I have a significant birthday in July this year, and my wife wanted to give me something really special. She asked me what I wanted, and I told her I wanted a really good classical guitar. I have an inexpensive classical guitar that I have been learning on for years, but now I wanted a good quality guitar. I did my research and had narrowed it down to a few guitars. In the process of doing my online research, I had also discovered XGuitars and began communicating with Geoff. After many back and forth questions and answers, he helped me narrow my choice down to the Alhambra 10 Premier. I received my new guitar three weeks ago, so I am still getting acquainted with it. However, I can say for certain that it is a beautiful guitar that I will always be proud to own. The wood has a quality appearance like nothing I have ever seen before, with deep shades of brown texture that is a pleasure simply to look at. Each time I pick up the guitar it has a feel to it that lets me know intuitively that I am holding a quality instrument. But most importantly, the quality of sound was everything I had hoped it would be, and each time I put it down I look forward to when I will pick it up again. I love playing it and hearing each note's clear, distinct tone. I am very pleased with my new Alhambra guitar. And a big thanks to Geoff for his patience and guidance in helping me with this purchase.
Due to COVID issue, the final delivery of the guitar took a little longer than expected. However, it was well worth the wait! This is my first classical guitar and I could not be more pleased. I own both electric and acoustic guitars, so this was a bit of a stretch for me. From the beautiful resonating sound to it's aesthetically beautiful appearance, this guitar is the total package. Great guitar and great customer service.
I could not be happier so far with my Alhambra 10 Premier.
This is a loud guitar but the tone is warm, the projection broad and powerful and the sustain is, well, long.
I have been all over it with a critical eye and the fit and finish are flawless. The purfling and rosette work are perfect. The tuners are smooth.
I bought the 10 Premier on a leap of faith, sight unseen. As far as I can tell it's a new soundboard bracing design for Alhambra and there aren't any dealers nearby nor many independent reviews. My leap had a very soft landing.
Very happy with it and with Geoff at XGuitars!