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 handmade Spanish guitar with cutaway & electronics. 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 is set up with an action height that is 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.

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
michael p. (Rancho Mirage, US)

The 9P is absolutely gorgeous! The workmanship is meticulous. Geoff's description indicated the guitar was "loud". It is loud, perfectly loud. I'm a finger style hobbyist and prefer ultra light strings for my old fingers. The 9P has plenty of volume without an amp and I find the tone to be perfect.

John W. (North Branford, US)
Fantastic instrument

Thanks Geoff !! After speaking to you a few times for advice on a new classical guitar you recommended the Alhambra 9P CW E8. What a great instrument. Right out of the case it played super and sounds great. Couldn’t be happier with the purchase and the help you gave. Thanks again

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 C. (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!