Alhambra 9P Cedar 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.

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The Alhambra 9P Classical Guitar has all of the superior qualities of the 8P, but is further enhanced with a special, bridge-like cross bracing and a deeper body. These modifications allow for even more projection of volume and depth of sound. This instrument 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".)

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.)

Solid Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Solid Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Saddle & Nut: Bone (Extra saddle included)
Finish (top): Nitrocellulose Lacquer (gives the top improved resonance)
Finish (back & sides): Polyurethane (provides improved durability)

Made in Spain

Hardshell Case Included

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")

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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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews

I would like to start by saying WOW!!!! I bought the absolute fantastic Alhambra P9 Cedar top, the guitar without a doubt it worth every penny, the look, the sound, the smell of the wood, the strings vibration, really everything about this guitar is absolutely all there.

Now, on top of all the above, the experience I had with Geoffrey was second to none, he is 100% a true gentleman, extremely knowledgeable on classical and flamingo guitars, I was going for a different guitar, but Geoffrey suggested me the Alhambra once I explained to him what I was looking for and boy was he right on the money!! also every guitar that Geoffrey send out it is fully inspected, my setup was impeccable to say the list, I'm a super happy camper and I'd like to thank Geoffrey so so much for his service, for his knowledge and recommendations, and for the absolutely fantastic way he handled this transaction, if you thinking to pull the trigger on anyone of Geoffrey's fantastic guitars, and you want a true professional experience, do not hold back you will not be disappointed, and above all it is better to live reach than die reach!!! Just buy a guitar you will live happier.
Many thanks Geoffrey.

Alahambra 9P

I decided to upgrade my guitar this winter and found Geoff and XGuitars after an online search. It's an awkward process - buying an instrument during a pandemic - but Geoff was really helpful in answering my questions and offering advice. I decided to purchase the guitar he recommended - an Alahambra 9P in cedar. It's a beautiful instrument with full sound. It arrived right on time and in good condition. I would not hesitate to recommend XGuitars. Their prices, products and service are all first class.

Fantastic Overall Experience and Guitar!

It was a pleasure working with Geoff and the process of receiving this guitar went very smoothly. I was informed that I would need to wait a few weeks for the guitar to come in stock, as there were none left at the shop, but it was definitely worth the wait. I simply put in a reasonable down payment that was later taken off the price of the guitar so I could hold it. After the guitar arrived at the store, I was contacted and it was shipped after finalizing the order. I received the guitar sooner than expected and I’ve been loving it! I was deciding between a few guitars from Cordoba and a few other luthiers, but Geoff recommended the Alhambra 9P after I mentioned my price range. I upgraded to the nicer TKL case and it looks great with the cedar wood. It’s loud and sounds beautiful. I was also pleasantly surprised with the playability of the guitar with the ergonomic neck. I’m very excited for it to open up as I play. Thanks, Geoff!

Thank you very much, Zeno! I'm very glad that you're pleased with your guitar and XGuitars. -Geoff

Pleased from long Distance

I live in Northern Michigan, and there is no place to practice with a high end classical guitar. I am very pleased with my Alhambra 9P; the action is very good, and the tone is wonderful. The guitar can get loud, and it sounds wonderful quiet; and the cedar has a wonderful aroma to it as well. The guitar arrived in perfect condition. It looks regal and splendid; it plays very nice, and it sounds wonderful! To me, it was completely worth the money to purchase this guitar!

Alhambra 9P

This classical guitar is definitely worth the cost. It is an exceptional in appearance, sound quality and playability. I am especially pleased with the design of the neck, which makes playing a delight. I was kept informed during the process and the service was excellent. The guitar came to me in perfect shape. I would definitely use XGuitars again.