Alhambra 4P Cadete 3/4 Size Classical Guitar


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Every guitar is given a thorough 19-point inspection including playing through every note, adjusting saddle & nut heights, checking 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.

The photos shown here are of the full size version of the 4P.

The Alhambra 4p is our best-selling Alhambra classical guitar. It is the first Alhambra model with an ebony fretboard and rosewood back & sides. It has a very full-bodied and refined sound with a tone quality comparable to much higher-priced guitars. The Alhambra 4P has created a trend with a multitude of followers throughout the world. Regarding the top, four layers of light varnish highlight the solid top, a finish that forms a beautiful instrument with interesting features which offer a very good feel. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)

The 4P fingerboard is made of ebony. A very hard wood that resists the continuous activity of the left hand. In addition, in this model the machine heads are of superior quality, which allow a precise adjustment for the proper interpretive activity. This model has a sweet and a powerful sound. The saddle and the nut are made of melamine. A highly transmitting material of sound.

Solid Red Cedar
Sides: Lam. Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale Length: 610mm
Nut Width: 48 mm
String Spacing at Nut: 39.5mm
String Spacing at Saddle: 55.0mm

Upper Bout Width: 9 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 13 5/8"
Body Length (from 12th fret to bottom of guitar): 17 3/4"
Nut to 19th Fret: 16"
Distance from the Nut to the Bottom of the Guitar: 29 3/4"

Made in Spain

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 or D'Addario Pro Arte Dynacore Titanium set EJ46TT.  Both 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 2 reviews
My Dream Guitar!

I've always wanted to get my hands on Alhambra guitars ever since my Spanish penpal showed me her few collections of Alhambra classical guitars.
After researching few guitar-shop websites, one of my friends recommended me XGuitars for the classical guitar/flamenco guitar purchase.
I was skeptical at first, but after reviewing some great reviews and few email conversations with Geoff, the owner (very helpful process btw). I decided to give it a try.
Once I received and opened the carefully packaged guitar, I immediately fell in love with this guitar!!
It's very beautiful, light and comfortable to play (warm and full-sound). I've certainly found my dream guitar.
Thank you so much Geoff!

Great Guitar

This Guitar sounds so warm and powerful .The fisrt three strings E,A and D sound like piano and the other three ,G,B and E are so loud and vibrant.
It took me less then a minute to tune it and I did not detect any tuning defects anywhere on the fretboard.
The playability is so great and effortless .Great Guitar
Thanks Geoff