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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.
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The Alhambra 9P Classical Guitar features very well-balanced projection of treble and bass strings, and is also designed for comfort and optimal playability. This instrument is available in both spruce and cedar. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Alhambra".) The 9P is basically identical to the 8P other than it's body depth is 5mm greater, it features the ErgoNeck, and has a different rosette.
But richness is not the only thing: 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 are very 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 Red Cedar
Back/Sides: Solid Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar with Ebony Reinforcement
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)
Hardshell Case Included
Made in Spain
Upper Bout Width: 11.25" (11 1/4")
Lower Bout Width: 14.81" (14 13/16")
Upper Bout Depth: 3.94" (3 15/16")
Lower Bout Depth: 4.12" (4 1/8")
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
Philippe Bertaud presents the Alhambra 9P:
(Since this video was made, Alhambra has introduced aesthetic changes to this model as shown in the photos on this page.)
If you have any questions, please contact us!
After beginning on a steel string, I was looking for a Classical and found Xguitars. I am not a guitar collector and wanted an instrument that I would not be wanting to soon upgrade. Geoff suggested several alternatives including the Alhambra 9p. After additional research, I selected it, with the Savarez 540j strings installed and the Alhambra VGV Case. I have played it almost exclusively for 5 months and have to say it is the perfect fit for me. My instructor thinks it was setup perfectly and sounds better than his custom luthier guitar. I love the sound of the cedar top.
Geoff's string installation is a work of art. I took multiple pictures so when it came time for me to replace them, I could duplicate his install.
I certainly appreciated being able to discuss my needs with a well informed professional and would not hesitate to purchase from Xguitars again. Thanks for the great service!
Excellent instrument that far exceeds the 6P I have used for years. Delivery was fast and the guitar and case arrived in perfect condition in 2 days. I am pleased with the guitar and service.
I'm lefthanded. God, I wish 44 years ago when I started playing someone told me to play righthanded. It would not only be an easy switch but it would allow me to play anyone's guitar and shop for so many makes and styles. After looking all over the USA, London and Toronto, Geoff was able to find the guitar and advise me on my purchase. After talking about the music I play, (style and technique) we decided on the Alhambra 9P. Excellent choice! Best guitar I ever played. But wait, I'm in Michigan and Xguitars is in Asheville North Carolina. Without playing the guitar I had to rely on Geoff Ferdon for his advise and trust that he would set up the guitar to specifications I requested. This is where it gets good. I could tell not only was he knowledgeful but he cared. I can't emphasize that enough, HE CARED! Just from our conversation I knew he wanted to send me the guitar that met my expectations. I couldn't be happier. This is a man - a business - you can trust. Although the world is getting automated and franchises music stores are everywhere. I wouldn't go anywhere else. People and businesses like Geoff and Xguitars are getting fewer and farther apart. Check out Xguitars I'm sure you will be pleased beyond your expectations. Thank you Geoff, for all your help.
Received my new Alhambra 9P Cedar classical guitar ten days ago and have been too busy enjoying it to provide this review. It arrived in immaculate condition and perfect set-up. Couldn't be more pleased with the care and attention given by Geoff and his team at XGuitars. Highly recommended!
This guitar has a beautiful, rich sound that is perfectly complimented by its appearance.