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The Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco Guitar is a flamenco blanca guitar with carefully selected woods and a high quality sound; powerful, brilliant, great character and with a fascinating projection. The 8Fc is a wonderful guitar with a beautiful and authentically flamenco sound. It is also fully balanced, achieving a consistent tone across the fingerboard and a good balance between bass and treble. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".)
The 8Fc is a flamenco blanca guitar with very high performance. When you have it in your hands it is simply amazing.
Selected Woods and New Design
The new flamenco guitar 8Fc is a step forward from the 7Fc model, with a better selection of wood, new rosette, and a new headstock design. In addition to the selection of solid cypress for sides and back and a solid German spruce for the top; this guitar is made with an ebony fingerboard, luxury gold machine heads, and an ebony reinforcement on the cedar neck. (The ebony reinforcement which is found inside the neck it cannot be seen on the outside of the guitar. The ebony reinforcement is exactly below the fingerboard and the saddle should be removed to be able to see it.)
An Extra Saddle:
In order to adapt the instrument to the tastes of each guitarist, in the 8Fc model you can vary the action of the strings changing the "bone" of the bridge, the saddle. In the model 8Fc, an extra saddle with different height is added, with the intention of getting a low or somewhat higher action according to the choice of the guitarist, but always being fully adapted to the characteristics of guitar.
The 8Fc is a guitar designed to generate the exact flamenco buzzing when it is required and to allow for greater comfort in the interpretation of flamenco music.
Top: Solid German Spruce with golpeador (tap plate)
Back/Sides: Solid Cypress
Neck: Cedar reinforced with Ebony
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Saddle & Nut: Bone (historically used to transmit the most natural sound)
Finish (top): Nitrocellulose Lacquer (gives the top improved resonance)
Finish (back & sides): Polyurethane (provides improved durability)
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:
-Geoff Ferdón, owner of XGuitars
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First, and foremost I am extremely pleased with both the service and the quality of the Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco guitar that I purchased online from XGuitars. I have found Geoff Ferdon of XGuitars to be a very reputable and customer service-oriented provider of high-quality guitars. This is extremely important when purchasing a musical instrument of this caliber on-line. I also appreciate Geoff making me aware of Alhambra guitars as a good option for a Flamenco guitar. After extensive research, I decided on the Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco guitar. I received the guitar on the date promised and it arrived very well packaged with no damage or issues. When unboxing the instrument, I was delighted with the Alhambra Hard-Shell case and the overall appearance of the guitar. After careful inspection, I found the guitar to be flawless, the workmanship, materials, and setup of the guitar was perfection.
Over the years I have played various styles of music and have owned a variety of guitars. However, my passion is now Flamenco guitar with some Classical pieces added to the mix. The guitar is very capable of playing a mix of Flamenco, Classical, Jazz and other styles of music. However, the guitar shines when playing Flamenco pieces. The more I play the instrument the more I find a physical, mental and spiritual connection with the Alhambra 8Fc. Maybe, it's the beauty of the instrument, the quality of the woods used, the sound projection, the playability and the classic Flamenco sound that makes me want to play for hours every day.
Overall, I highly recommend purchasing from XGuitars and I strongly recommend the Alhambra 8Fc Blanca Flamenco guitar for guitarists that are serious and compassionate about playing Flamenco guitar.
I've bought 2 guitars from Geoffrey here at XGuitars as well as extra strings and case. As a former Marine Corps DI and SNCO I'm very particular about everything. Geoffrey has held himself to a very high level of professionalism and expertise in all our dealings. He is very knowledgeable and insightful as to what his customers needs and desires are. I will continue to do business with him as he has the best customer service and cares about what he does. Thats something rare in today's world. Truly a pleasure to work with.
Daniel USMC Vet