Alhambra 9P Spruce Classical Guitar


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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.

"Torija" by Federico Moreno Torroba (Guitarist: David Stevenson)

The photos shown here are of the exact instrument you would receive: serial number SOnDVB.

The Alhambra 9P Spruce Classical Guitar is very similar to the Alhambra 8p, but in a deeper body to give it an even fuller sound.  Alhambra model 9p 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 9P features a bridge-shaped cross bracing pattern to give the top maximum volume and projection. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)

But richness is not the only thing:

- The 9P features the ErgoNeck, making it very comfortable to play.
- 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 so 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.

The Alhambra 9P 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.)

Top: Solid German Spruce
Back/Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
Neck Type: Ergoneck
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Saddle & Nut: Bone (Extra saddle included)
Finish (top): Nitrocellulose Lacquer (gives the top improved resonance)
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:

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 4 reviews
John J. (West Roxbury, US)
Alhambra 9P Spruce Top

The Alhambra 9P is a beautiful guitar, outstanding quality and workmanship and beautiful sound. I can only confirm and add to what others have said about doing business with XGuitars. Geoff is fantastic to work with, truly knowledgeable about his products and very patient and willing to answer any and all questions. This is a wonderful experience, especially in the frenetic and very impersonal world of Internet commerce. If you are in the market for a great quality Guitar, I cannot recommend XGuitars and Geoff Ferdon highly enough.

Senthil S. (Sun Prairie, US)
Beautiful Guitar, Beautiful Sound

I played a classical guitar when I was a kid and just recently picked up the guitar again after 25 years. The Alhambra 9P Spruce I ordered from Xguitars is just beautiful and has rekindled my joy of playing. The service was simply superb and my guitar was delivered on time and in perfect condition. I called Geoff before placing my order and I immediately got comfort that this was going to be a problem free purchase. I look forward to many years of enjoyment with my new Alhambra. Thank you Geoff! I would recommend Xguitars to anyone without hesitation.

Jeff L. (Red Lion, US)

My Alhambra 9P Spruce top is a beautiful instrument. As a Juilliard graduate, I am extremely pleased with the sound and very impressed with the feel of this guitar. Geoff was extremely easy to deal with and very accommodating. I will most likely purchase my next instrument from XGUITARS.

John N. (Auburn, US)
Guitar Gently Weeps

I'd been playing a serviceable Guild student classical guitar on and off for almost 45 years. Finally, I got a true instrument. And what an instrument it is! Great balance. Resonant basses. Clear trebles. Good volume, enabling a wide dynamic range. And beautiful. Geoff set the action slightly lower for me on the lower end and put on the Savarez strings. It's great. And Geoff is wonderful to deal with.