Alhambra 8p Cedar Classical Guitar

The Alhambra 8P Classical Guitar is a step up from the 7P in its design and its origins. Built from Red Western cedar and high- quality Indian rosewood, the instrument is finished with a superior nitrocellulose lacquer that allows the maximum vibration of the wood. This provides a robust sound without sacrificing the clarity of tone. The 8P is designed and built by a specialized team at the Alhambra facility. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)  The Alhambra 8P is basically the same guitar as the Alhambra 9P, but with a slightly deeper body (5mm from top to back) and a slightly thicker neck (0.5mm to 1.5mm).

"Julia Florida" by Agustin Barrios (Guitarist: Brad Earnhardt) ©XGuitars Inc.

The Alhambra 8P Classical Guitar features very well-balanced tone in both treble and bass strings.  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.
  • Solid Red Cedar Top
  • Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Spanish Cedar Neck with Ebony Reinforcement 
  • Neck Type: Standard
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 650mm Scale Length
  • 52mm Nut Width
  • Bone Saddle - Extra saddle included
  • Bone Nut
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish on the top (gives the top improved resonance)
  • Polyurethane Finish on the back & sides (provides improved durability)
  • All Solid

Upper Bout Width: 11.25" (11 1/4")
Lower Bout Width: 14.81" (14 13/16")

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 stings.  They 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

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.

NO SALES TAX for any state outside of North Carolina.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
T (Atlanta, US)
Fantastic Guitar and Exceptional Service

The Alhambra 8P greatly exceeded my expectations! It is a superbly crafted instrument and Geoff adjusted the height of the action perfectly. It plays very well and has an astounding, robust sound. He also packaged the guitar with outstanding attention to detail and shipped it quickly. I recommend the upgraded TKL C0041 case and the Corum New Cristal 500CJ strings as this truly makes a terrific total package! Geoff provides extraordinary customer service--answering a myriad of questions patiently and thoughtfully that allow you to feel comfortable with your decision. Geoff, thanks for the marvelous result!

Thomas N. (Crossville, US)
XGuitars is eXceptionally eXcellent!

Geoff at XGuitars has been and still is exceptionally excellent at providing guidance to me while trying to decide what guitar to buy.

I finally decided to upgrade to a better quality guitar, but was concerned about finding the right guitar for my style of playing and the price I should expect to spend.

Geoff patiently guided me in choosing and provided professional advice which ultimately helped me feel secure with the choice I made.

I am extremely grateful to Geoff and pleasantly pleased with XGuitars!

Tony Nunnery

Miles G. (Ocala, US)
Alhambra 8P

It was a pleasure buying my 8P from Geoff at XGuitars. The 8P is a beautiful great sounding and easy to play guitar. Thanks for your help and my next purchase will certainly be at XGuitars.

L.C. (Asheville, US)
Great Guitar, Great Service

This guitar really has a great sound and feel. Geoff at XGuitars was a pleasure to work with and helped guide throughout the purchase process. Living fairly close and a bit reluctant about online guitar buying. I met with Geoff to try a few models that I was interested in. It was the best guitar buying experience ever. I highly recommend this guitar and XGuitars.

neda o. (Henrico, US)
Alhambra 8P

I love everything about this guitar. It's a real beauty. Geoff was very helpful and supportive during this process, and he shipped my guitar very fast. This classical guitar is well made and has a rich, clean sound. I am pleased with my purchase!