SOLD - Alhambra C-Series ORO Classical Guitar – Spain 2005
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From Alhambra –
Alhambra SL was established in 1965, with over 55 years of experience in the construction of the best handmade classical, flamenco and steel string guitars in the world. It has more than 14.000 square meters used for creating unique pieces using a perfect union between the tradition of handmade work and the most modern woodworking techniques.
The company is proud to be a family of 110 skilled workers, each with a solid experience in the craft of constructing stringed instruments. This team benefits from the labour of a design workshop incorporated in the company, which is responsible for investigating and developing new models and processes.
The acquired experience and technique of guitar construction are fundamental to obtain a perfect instrument. The best specialists in this sector work for Alhambra. Trained in the company from generation to generation passing through the tradition and the knowledge of the most refined art of building guitars.
The process begins with the best raw material: fine wood (cedar, spruce, rosewood, ebony, cypress, etc.). They are carefully selected at the place of origin and specifically purchased and imported to manufacture the guitars.
This is a beautifully made C Series ORO nylon string concert guitar, hand made in Seville, Spain in 2005.
It was purchased by its one from a leading Alhambra retailer in Seville in the same year. It accompanied him in his travels throughout Europe, and for many ensuing years back in Sydney.
- TOP: Solid Red Cedar
- SIDES & BACK: Indian Rosewood
- NECK: Mahogany
- FINGERBOARD: Ebony
- MACHINE HEADS: Gold Plated
- SIZE: Full size concert guitar
- LENGTH: 1010 mm
- WIDTH: 380 mm
- DEPTH: 98 mm
- NUT: 53 mm wide
- STRING SPACING AT SADDLE: 59 mm
This guitar has been played only sporadically at home over the past few years, and has been looked after very well, being stored in its fitted hard case.
There are no cosmetic blemishes and no structural issues. It presents as a new guitar, albeit now being 17 years old.
The headstock is pristine and the tuners are high quality units. The neck is straight, there is no lifting or “bellying” around the bridge, the tuning is accurate and the intonation is good.
This guitar delivers strong volume and is very responsive. It offers a sweet and clear top end, solid bass, with plenty of overtones in the midrange. It is well balanced with superb note clarity and separation, and impressive sustain.
You could certainly go into a music store these days and buy a well made classical guitar for around $1000, but in no way could you compare that with the high grade materials, superb build quality, and attention to detail found on this guitar. The Spanish know how to do it well, which is why Alhambra has established itself as a leading brand of guitar makers for over 50 years.
Comes in its fitted hard case in good condition.