Alhambra 9P CW E8 - Cutaway Classical Guitar w/ Fishman Flex M Blend Preamp


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Every guitar is given a professional setup and 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 Alhambra 9P CW E8 Classical Guitar is a cutaway / electronics version of Alhambra's model 9P. It is a beautiful, all solid, concert-quality classical guitar. It is beautifully crafted, has a wonderful tone, is very loud, and is very playable. This is an excellent choice for the serious guitar player. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)

This guitar is very similar to the Alhambra 8p, but in a deeper body to give it an even fuller sound. It is built by a smaller, more experienced team at the Alhambra facility. It features a lighter, nitrocellulose lacquer finish and a bridge-like cross bracing. All of these factors work together to give this guitar a very beautiful, loud, and refined sound.

The Alhambra 9P CW E8 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.)

The Alhambra 9P CW E8 is set up with an action height that is approximately 0.5mm lower than a standard classical guitar's action. It includes an extra saddle that can be used to raise the action if desired.

For a better sound Alhambra installs D'Addario EXP44 Extra Hard Tension strings on this guitar.  These D'Addario strings do not allow this guitar to live up to its full potential.  When the time comes to change strings, XGuitars recommends Savarez Alliance 540J strings.  They will give this guitar clearer trebles and better resonance, volume, & sustain.  CLICK HERE and then click "Add to cart" to add a set of Savarez Alliance 540J strings to your order.

Top: Solid Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Solid Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 50mm
Saddle & Nut: Bone (Extra saddle included)
Cutaway: Yes
Fret Markers: On Frets 3, 5, 7, 9 12, 15
Finish (top): Nitrocellulose Lacquer (gives the top improved resonance)
Finish (back & sides): Polyurethane (provides improved durability)
Electronics: Fishman Flex M Blend
Hardshell Case Included

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

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
WIDJAJA (Mansfield, US)
Good Service & Quality

That is so easy to order & fast delivery. The guitar's quality is very good with clear sound & nice volume although without using the ampli. Very satisfied with the service, so recommended.

Jose Cardenas (Rancho Cucamonga, US)

Hello Geoff, Wow!!! I am extremely happy with my purchase. She (the guitar) is even more beautiful than I imagined. The sound and playability is wonderful. The action and intonation are perfect and your recommendation on the strings was great. Most vendors don't know how important these things are. Thanks for making sure it was in great shape. I will make sure to reach out to you on my next purchase.
Thanks Again
Jose Cardenas

Edward (Fort Lauderdale, US)
Awesome Guitar & Buying Process

Buying a guitar online is something I never conceived. Normally you’d want to hold, feel and hear it, and experience the sound of the guitar completely. However, in this case, I was already familiar with the Alhambra sound, specifically the 9P CW model and wanted a true concert quality Spanish cutaway.

This is a high end concert quality instrument so I was concerned with the shipping, receiving it on time and in perfect shape. And that is exactly what I got.

Geoff made the experience superb! He followed my purchase from start to finish and was there for any questions. No missed messages, no missed texts. Total communication and support.

Needless to say, I’m very satisfied with the experience.

Thanks Geoff and XGuitars!

George Bowling (Sacramento, US)
Love my Alhambra

I recently purchased an Alhambra 9p cw e8 from XGuitars. The guitar is perfect and customer service was second to none. I subsequently purchased strings and a couple of guitar supports and received the same great service. Thank you Geoff and everyone at XGuitars. I will be back.

Joe Crutchfield (St Louis, US)
Alhambra 9P CW E8

Very happy with the guitar, set up and service I received. Thanks for a great instrument.