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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.
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The Alhambra Linea Profesional Spruce 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 a warmer tone than most spruce top guitars, while not sacrificing clarity. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
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.)
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:
Top: Solid German Spruce - (Canadian cedar top available)
Back/Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
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)
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:
-Geoff Ferdón, owner of XGuitars
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After playing a Takamine Jasmine TC30C, for 24 years, I was looking for an upgrade that had good volume without amplification. The sound is smooth, bright, and the action is better than my old guitar as well. The one thing I have to get used to though is not having the cutaway. Also I need fret markers and the Linea does not have them. I will probably apply a few dots of paint like I did with my old guitar.
This is a long overdue review of this LP spruce I purchased late last year.
I have played classical guitar as a hobbyist for almost 25 years and my old Ramirez had served me quite well for the last 10+ years. However, I thought it is time for an upgrade and after some serious research, I decided that this Alhambra LP is the best choice for me.
Frankly, I was initially somewhat concerned since XGuitars seemed to be the only place where I can get a brand-new LP, leaving me no other choices but it turned out that I did not have to be at all. As most other reviewers mentioned, Geoff is by far one of the best people I met so far. He showed professionalism in every aspect and worked with me to address all my concerns and questions I had throughout the transaction.
Needless to say, the guitar itself is really a beauty and sounds amazing. I thought my old guitars are sounding quite great (actually they are) but after playing this LP for 5 minutes, I felt that I won’t go back to them at least for a while. Especially, the ergo-neck is really comfortable for me since my hands are more on the smaller side.
Geoff recommended replacing the strings with Savarez but I decided to try the default (D’Addario EXP44 EHT) string first before I try that. After about 6 months, I replaced the strings and the Savarez strings indeed sound much brighter and resonate better (I liked D’Addario strings as well, btw). Also, the thinner treble strings made it easier to play especially at higher frets.
Recently, I replaced strings of all my old guitars with Savarez and I got much better sound from all of them. However, I would like to say that this is more of a personal preference and these carbon strings may not be best ones if you prefer mellow sound.
Also, the Humidipak he recommended is really a great solution for the humidity control and I’m buying more sets for my other guitars.
Overall, I enjoyed working with Geoff for my dream guitar and really appreciate his help and recommendations.
Great job, Geoff!!
I bought the Alhambra Linea. I was ordering the instrument to be shipped 2800 miles away so I was somewhat nervous about the whole transaction. After speaking to Geoffrey (several times), I felt much more confident and because of his information and the high quality pictures on the website, I was able to choose the guitar I wanted, even though it was easier for me to go into San Francisco or even LA to pick out one in person. I am extremely happy about the whole transaction. The guitar arrived in pristine condition. It sounds and plays beautifully. The price is fair and appropriate. My highest recommendation to anyone considering doing business with the company and Geoffrey.
I have always dreamed of owning a concert level classical guitar. The Alhambra Linea Professional Spruce fulfills my dream!
The sound of this guitar is simply magnificent. I'm amazed at its projection and different tonal qualities that I can create using vibrato, or playing over the sound hole or near the bridge. I was fortunate to be able to visit Geoff at his home, wearing masks and social distancing. I mentioned prior to the visit that there were six guitars in which I was interested. When I arrived, each guitar was sitting on a stand in Geoff's living room tuned up and ready to play. I can't say enough about how great it was to deal with Geoff. His level of courtesy, friendliness, insights on different guitars, and customer service is second to none.
While all of the guitars I played were of high quality, the Alhambra Linea Professional I chose really stood out. The toughest decision was choosing between the Alhambra cedar and spruce top. For me, the spruce top projects a bit more loudly without compromising the beautiful tonal quality. As I've had the chance to play, I grow to love this guitar more with each passing day.
There is one additional thought I'd like to share. I'm 70 years old and have severe arthritis, including in my fingers. Proper guitar setup for me is critical. In fact, it's important for anyone purchasing a guitar. I asked Geoff if he could adjust the action to a lower and more comfortable playing level. After I selected the Alhambra, Geoff took the guitar into his work room and put on a new set of strings. He also set the guitar up as I had requested. When he brought the guitar back about 15 mintes later, the difference in the action was like night and day. The setup was perfect! I've read a number of positive reviews on this site about Geoff's ability to set up a guitar. I add my thanks as well since proper guitar setup was one of my primary reasons for choosing XGuitars.
I also find the Alhambra ErgoNeck extremely comfortable to play. It's more sleek and a thinner neck than other guitars I've played. It makes the left hand position much easier for playing. The ErgoNeck is a major plus that I wan't expecting.
Many thanks to Geoff and XGuitars. Dealing with Geoff is a pleasure. I highly recommend him and his fine selection of superb classical guitars.
I had this guitar briefly to test it out but had to return it due to some imperfections. Geoff handled the transaction very well. And without this guitar, I was able to own the M&M NT which I love very much. I am a fan of Alhambra guitars that are made in Spain. My teacher had tested this guitar and had absolutely loved the sound of this guitar. He was almost ready to get it if he did not have some debt to care for. Sometimes he even brought up this guitar as a topic. So it has made an impression on him. Of course he loves to smell the cedar from my M&M but I do not bring it on too often to my lessons as the French polish on the top is delicate. So is the Linear. It is a very nice sound guitar.