Alhambra 9P CW E8 - Cutaway Classical Guitar w/ Fishman Flex M Blend Preamp


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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.

Note: The guitar shown in the first photo has a different preamp installed. The guitar you would receive does have the Flex M Blend, as shown in the second photo. Updated photos showing the Flex M Blend installed in this guitar to be added soon.

The Alhambra 9P CW E8 Classical Guitar is a cutaway / electronics version of Alhambra's model 9P. 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 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.)

The Alhambra 9P CW E8 is set up with an action height that is approximately 0.5mm 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.

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

Hardshell Case Included

Made in Spain

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

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

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!

Love my Alhambra

I recently purchased an Alhambra 9p cw e8 from XGuitars. The guitar is perfect and customer service was second to none. I subsequently purchased strings and a couple of guitar supports and received the same great service. Thank you Geoff and everyone at XGuitars. I will be back.

Alhambra 9P CW E8

Very happy with the guitar, set up and service I received. Thanks for a great instrument.


I received the Alhambra 9P CW in the well packaged container. The guitar exceeds my original expectations in its' beauty and it's performance. Your attention to the final details on the guitar shows your exemplary luthier skills. Thanks for your hard work in overcoming the difficulties of these days to make my purchase with you a pleasant one. It was nice doing business with you and will continue in the near future.