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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 5P CW E8 Cutaway Classical Guitar is a beautiful classical guitar with an internal microphone, undersaddle pickup, onboard EQ, and cutaway. The Alhambra 5P improves upon the 4P by adding an ebony bar embedded in the neck. This bar helps keep the neck straight as it ages and also slightly boosts the sustain. The 5P CW E8 has the great sound of an Alhambra with the ability to amplify. The neck is 2mm less wide than standard, making it a bit easier to play. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
Made from great quality woods, Red Cedar for the top and laminated Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, the first thing calling your attention is the light weight. That is the kind of instrument that will ring and vibrate. A beautiful and high quality Ebony is used for the fingerboard. As you turn the guitar you notice that the neck is reinforced with an ebony strip instead of truss rod. Compacter and lighter, it conducts vibrations much better to the body and allows to guitar to fully vibrate from the head to bottom of the body. You really feel it as you strum the first chords.
The Alhambra 5P CW E8 is set up with an action height that is approximately 0.5mm lower than a standard classical guitar's action.
Top: Solid Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Lam. Indian Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany with Ebony Reinforcement
Preamp: Fishman Flex M Blend
Nut Width: 50mm
Scale Length: 650mm
Fret Markers: On Frets 3, 5, 7, 9 12, 15
Electronics: Fishman Flex M Blend
Hardshell Case Included
Made in Spain
For an improved sound: This guitar comes from Alhambra with D'Addario EXP44 Extra-Hard Tension strings installed. We have found that Savarez Alliance 540J Hard Tension strings give Alhambra guitars better tone, resonance, volume, and sustain. If you would like to have the strings on your guitar replaced with Savarez Alliance 540J, please CLICK HERE.
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I received my Alhambra 5P CW E8 last week and am very happy with the instrument and my buying experience. As promised, the guitar was flawless on arrival, well protected in its packaging (I saved the box) and in a handsome hard shell new case. Once tuned, the guitar delivered everything I expected: a deep crisp bass response, with brilliantly ringing trebles – more so than I am used to, and I have had some nice guitars, including a Ramirez 1a.
Playability and set-up are superb; the guitar practically plays itself. I feel no discomfort (other than due to my age), after up to two hours of play. I am still experimenting with the electronics and amplified sound production, but do no hear any unpleasant overtones or feedback, either when playing through my Fishman Mini or Bose L1 PA system. (I tend to play with little or no equalization or effects, but the E8 sound system both looks good – with its low profile discreet knobs, and delivers enough volume without distortion for all practical venues I am likely to perform.) Lastly, the guitar’s craftmanship is perfect, and the overall aesthetics - gorgeous.
I would recommend XGuitars to anyone who is looking for quality, service, and a painless buy. Geoff returned all my calls promptly, and keep me informed by email all the way up until when the guitar was delivered.
Thank you XGuitars.