Alhambra Luthier Rio Classical Guitar


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Before shipping, every guitar is given a thorough check including playing through every note, adjusting saddle & nut heights, checking neck relief, fret ends, tuning mechanisms, and finish. You can rest assured that your guitar will be flawless.

The Alhambra Luthier Rio is beautifully crafted in Spain by the two master luthiers at Alhambra, Javier Mengual and José Margarí­t.

This guitar features rare, straight-grain Brazilian Rosewood (dalbergia nigra). We believe that this guitar may be the last new Alhambra Luthier Rio that exists. About a year ago the Luthier Rio was changed to the name Luthier Exotico because the wood they are made from is no longer from Brazil, rather it is from Africa. (The "Rio" in the name was from "Palosanto de Rio", which is the Spanish name for Brazilian Rosewood.) This Luthier Rio is made from real Brazilian Rosewood.

This guitar has an amazingly rich and refined tone, similar to guitars of much greater value. It has a revolutionary bracing pattern that gives it a really phenomenal sound.

It's fullness, tone quality, craftsmanship, volume, projection, and playability are superb. This guitar is a wonderful example of the fine work of the luthiers at Alhambra.

The Luthier Exotico also features a 20th fret on the 1st string to give you a high C that most classical guitars are incapable of playing.

Red Canadian Cedar
Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood (dalbergia nigra)
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Saddle & Nut: Bone (Extra saddle included)

Made in Spain

Due to new U.S. export restrictions, we cannot ship guitars built with rosewood to countries outside of the United States.

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