Alhambra Guitars 7P user reviews
- The Alhambra Guitar Classiq 7p is a nylon string, guitar was made in Japan and I believe that it has 24 frets. It doesn't have a pick up and is not an acoustic-electric guitar - because of this it has no setting controls.
- I love the way this guitar feels and plays. It is easy on the fingers and I seem to have no problems moving my fingers across the fretboard. It isn't hard to access the top notes and is pretty light in weight. The body of the guitar has a cool shape and the wood feels nice and seems to made out of reliable material. I love the inherent sounds this has as it is perfect for playing classical music.
- As I previously stated, this guitar is great for playing classical music, like most nylon string acoustic guitars are. The spacing between the strings is wider than that of a regular steel string acoustic and is therefore easier to play each of the strings individually, which is part of the reason it is used for classical music. This guitar will work great for playing other types of music besides classical, if you are looking for this type of sound in another setting.
- Overall Opinion
- I've been using the Alhambra Guitar Classiq 7p nylon string guitar for about five years. I got it because I wanted to learn how to play some classical guitar and was looking for something that wasn't cheaply made, but also wasn't too expensive. I got this used from a Guitar Center and it has really served me well for playing classical music and for situations that I wanted that nylon string acoustic sound. This guitar is built quite well and it shows in the overall sound and feel of it. The price won't kill you and is ideal for those looking to get into playing classical guitar, but don't want to spend too much money and also don't want to get a piece of crap - this guitar is definitely worth a look!
- Overall Opinion
- I'm really a beginner in guitar playing. My dad was a wonderful guitarist and he taught me some before he passed away. I lean more towards country and folk music but perhaps may expand my repertoire as I learn.
I paid just under $1500 for my Alhambra 7P in a local music shop and I really think it was a steal at that price, given the quality. Taken care of properly, this guitar will be around long after I'm gone. I do have a friend who bought one used that was quite similar to mine and he paid about $850 so if budget is a big issue, try scouting out a well taken care of used Alhambra. It's better to buy it used than to settle for a lesser quality guitar.
This is my favorite guitar due to the absolutely phenomenal range it has. It is one of the most expressive guitars I've ever played and can sound both soft and sweet or loud and hard.
I've had the guitar for about a year now and it was my first with the spruce in construction. I wasn't thrilled with the sound of it when I first got it but I learned that spruce opens and seaons over time. That certainly turned out to be true because now it is one of my finest sounding guitars.
It's a well made, beautiful instrument that comes from Spain with a spruce top and sides of rosewood. Fine grain and finished perfectly, this guitar would look great as part of the décor if you wanted to be able to grab it down and play at a moment's notice.
I'm very happy with my Alhambra and I know that I will be playing it for many years to come.
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- > Invoice Spanish Guitar (Alicante): solid spruce German, Indian rosewood body mass, ebony fingerboard, precise mechanical Alhambra (rares!) and good performance (low réaccordages nuisance, especially that we use some of the Floyd Rose ... yeah, right.). First model "massive" brand.
> 18 frets available.
> Cordier everything from classic.
> The only settings that you mimine my zebras.
> Channel classical guitar, do not look any further.
- > The handle is good work, pleasant to the touch, precise, well-varnished. For me, the heel could be slightly thinner, it comes up easily top mounted ranges. We smile stupidly while passing a Vigier Ultra Blues to the handle of this classic, and worse after even one has great difficulty in hand.
> Access to acute ... I have a little trouble tapping into, and bends in a tone and a half is difficult. More seriously, the neck is thin enough to afford a few meetings with the high notes.
> 7P The guitar is well made, well thought out and easy in its grip. However, the body is deep (good presence of low, mid slightly veiled for my taste), which can take if the small players. In any case, a classical guitar is played in an upright position, because, even though it takes a minimum of personable!
> Alhambra guitars are well typed, like all Spanish violin elsewhere. It sounds flamenco technique and super stylish shirts aside, and we want to learn the entire directory of Paco De Lucia Ramon de Algeciras or even both ...
- > I play mostly for intros / outros in my compositions, but especially for cattle with my friends. That's where we can make full expression: a guitar like this will not ring with hands clasped, she plays a lot easier, I think, in improvisation, the strings are relatively close to home key (5mm memory), to make his play "relatively" fast.
> The guitar offers good sound quality, and good projection.
- Overall Opinion
- > A year of play, I really like.
> The varnish: a little too bright, until it develops a patina.
> 4 / 5 models by comparison, but € 150 / 200 cheaper. The distinction is quick to make. Alhambra, it sounds and it's nice to play. However, Yamaha models are excellent and good rates.
> Purchased directly in Spain at the Alhambra store, less expensive (680 instead of 800 € and dust). The 7P's worth (even 800).
> A good choice to use the classic study of where we had left, and s'amméliorer musical perspective.
- In the range of classical guitars brand Alhambra, this is the first model built entirely of wood massifs: German spruce top very clear sides and back Solid Rosewood looks good enough but still does not seem to a first choice if I compare it to Indian rosewood in my veins to Martin D28 very serrées.le handle is given to the cedar that I found him rather a resemblance to mahogany, ebony fingerboard (very nice) Handle nut and bridge unfortunately plastic and mechanical luxury golden precise enough for a classic. Regular varnish is however too bright for my taste, and I fear this is que'il polyurethane so thick and affecting the sound projection of the instrument, unlike a cellulose varnish.
on the other hand, violin making and assembly are impeccable, even if you look carefully inside the instrument.
So, if we disregard the foil due to the varnish, we are dealing with a very satisfying instrument, and more fully solid, which is rare for a price of 780 euros.
- The grip is made easy by the flat shape of the handle, the action is smooth and the guitar is perfectly set. The ebony fingerboard contributes to the delicacy of touch. the guitar is light and well balanced, the body is sized slightly smaller than a conventional classical guitar which is more reminiscent of a guitar study. Access to the notes above the 12th fret is catastrophic in view the shape of the heel of the neck. the frets could have been less aggressive for the fingers.
The instrument is still green, and low at the moment seem a little steep, but the midrange-treble balance is excellent bass, treble is excellent with no loss of power if you go up. The projection noise is average, but the guitar is old, the sustain is good, the harmonics just a little if I compare to my Martin D28. However this is not a guitar concert in 3000 euros and up.
- I confess to being pleasantly surprised, especially with the habit of wielding guitars folks "high end" I bought this instrument in order to give a different sound of a part of my repertoire (some songs, bossa, Elizabethan and early music), and ultimately I end up after a month to play up to 2 hours a day on the classical repertoire to my fingers, pushing my martin and taylor only the game with a pick I even play my songs on the Alhambra in open tuning (is this a first on a classic?) with Celtic music, and frankly I think it makes really good. with this amount any cheap guitar for a classic all solid, I nabbed the virus from the nylon strings so much that I started studying classical pieces for guitar and South American, I who played for 30 years as blues, bossa, Celtic, frankly, or will it?
- Overall Opinion
- After a month with this instrument, I am charmed by the comfort and the subtle nylon string, however my guitars folks make me mouth, e I think I have found in the Alhambra a good compromise between price and quality of construction materials and sound. However it is quite possible that in two years I feel the need to go upmarket and buy a real model in concert probably at the expense of Martin D28, unless in the meantime, the Alhambra is remarkably improves with age.