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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 Alhambra LR5 Pepe Toldo Classical Guitar is the same as the high quality 5P, however it has been modified with the addition of a unique Sound Reflector Port designed by Luthier Pepe Toldo. This enhances the sound projection for the performer, and is designed to reflect the sound quality that the audience hears. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
The Alhambra 5p classical guitar has an very full-bodied and mature sound. It is similar to the 4p, but with a cedar neck, an ebony-reinforcement inside the neck, and rosewood laminate on the interior.
NOTE: The Rosette on this guitar has recently changed. The rosette in the photo below is the current rosette.
Top: Solid Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Lam. Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany with Ebony Reinforcement
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Alhambra Gig Bag 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:
-Geoff Ferdón, owner of XGuitars
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I gave the purchase of this guitar a lot of thought. I wanted something different and the sound reflector was the main reason for buying it. Always wanted a Spanish guitar , but most were out of my buying range. Guitar has a beautiful clear, sharp sound. Beautifully made and nice to play. The only issue being the action a bit too high for a classical guitar. I’ll fix that. Other than that, happy with my purchase.
Thank you very much for the review! This is very helpful to me and also to other guitarists.
I'd be glad to lower your action if you'd like to send me your saddle. Your guitar was shipped with an action of 3.8mm and 3.0mm. Standard classical guitar action is 4.0mm and 3.0mm. I could lower yours to about 3.5mm and 2.5mm, though, without buzzing. Please let me know if you'd like for me to do that.
With much appreciation.
I am very happy with this guitar.
The primary reason for choosing this model is the side sound port. I am in my 70s and have age related hearing loss. Unfortunately my hearing aids are designed to help clarify human voice, not music. Myself and other players I know always remove their hearing aids when playing or listening to music. The side port on the Alhambra PT models enable the PLAYER to hear the full volume and range of tonality otherwise not possible.
There are very few guitar makers (except expensive luthiers) that include a side port. Alhambra is moving in the right direction by including this option with their mid-range models.
The LR5 has been an experience for me. I have other nylon string guitars but this instrument really demonstrates the difference between a nylon guitar and a CLASSICAL instrument. The voice is so balanced through the mids and highs that at first you really hear your errors. The sound reflector adds to that feeling that says hey, you are gonna have to really practice now! :)
The quality of tone is truly impressive. The sound reflector adds a whole new dimension to the player experience. You can hear these beautiful harmonics and just a symphony going on inside the guitar.
Absolutely love the instrument. Geoff did a great job setting it up. It played perfectly right out of the box.
GET the Alhambra official case!!! It is also beautiful.
Thank you Geoff and thank you XGuitars. You have definitely secured a returning customer!
I’ve known Geoff Ferdon for more than ten years. He not only is a phenomenal musician, but a great human being. You can depend on XGuitars for great service, fair prices, and great guitars. I give XGuitars and Geoff Ferdon a ten out of five.