Alhambra Guitars J-3

Alhambra Guitars J-3

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J-3, Jumbo Steel String Guitar from Alhambra Guitars.

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Alhambra Guitars J-3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Alhambra Guitars
  • Model: J-3
  • Category: Jumbo Steel String Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/11/2006

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Alhambra Guitars J-3 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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roman66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alhambra Guitars J-3
Made in Spain, I copy here CHARACTERISTICS ... in English!
Solid German Spruce or Red Cedar
Solid Indian Rosewood
Help with truss road
Gold Plated
Natural colored veneers
Matt finish
E3 Elect. Fishman Prefix Plus
E4 Elect. Fishman Blender On Board
E5 Elect. Fishman Premium

Left handed
Cut Away

Superb finish, until the lgance dtail, and in addition, option left, which is my case with cut-away and Fishman Blender, which Ofre a wide range of sounds


The handle and slightly flat, easy and slippery Access in acute is easy, but Obviously, this is not an electric!
It may be prfrable to play standing up, the cut-away trs as pronounced but when e suddenly taken over problem. The guitar is impressive, a good bass drum sound rsonnance offering refined and if you put the strings Elixir 11 or 12 so l. .. accuracy is the appointment, you can hear every note distinctly. The sound? He has impressed many, the greatest pop-rock guitarists and Spanish folk all have their Alhambra ... I can tell you is because in Spain there are connate into a guitar ...
In short, it's a play DLIC I RPET ...
I takes only 9 because it is a large scratch, but I like has!


I like the sound of Dylan, Neil Young, or the Stones.
I come also sounds amazing on a head amp 70's, takes a combo Roland GA-60 and Fender speakers dating back to 58! it suffices that the speakers are far enough away to avoid feedback.
I give concert sr Georges Brassens and well, it's not a Favino, but registration is mistake, all you need is good and good qualisation rglages of Fisher.


I Utis for three years now, and I first t sduit the look, the bass drum and jumbo points mark the top of the handle. both left-handed, the guitar was made to order t, so I chose the money instead of mcaniques dores. On the advice of a luthier renamed Barcelona, ​​I''ve wanted to make me happy with a high-end "cheap". all options included, cut away, left, micro Fischer did when same 1150

Mumbli's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alhambra Guitars J-3
For general characteristics, by appointment at the site of Alhambra: 2D3

Personally, I chose a model with massive cedar table, no cutaway, gloss


Comfortable handle, C-shaped rather flat in the center.
access to acute is average, Because no cutaway, but I rarely drops below the 15th box ...
Jumbo is one, ie imposing big granny, but you get used pretty quickly, especially on taking full advantage of the impressive resonance of the body, rather nice!
for the rest, the hardware is of good quality. the beast comes with strap lock (not very useful for me, I rarely flip the scratches with this ...).


The cedar associated with rosewood sides and back provides a clear, warm and rather medium, with bass and treble soft present, without excess.

A strong pull is recommended in this configuration (I put the exp 12-53), it is perfect to get some fishing while retaining the warmth and softness.

I use it mainly as an accompaniment to finger pick (rhythmic arpeggios), rarely solo. it is also excellent in open tuning with bottleneck.
I particularly appreciate his dynamic play or attacks finesse frankly, it supplies one-quarter turn (the ebony fingerboard plays a part too).

one quibble: in some situations, I would like a more crystalline (I had to choose the spruce top!)


After 3 years of use, I'm still satisfied. Before making my choice, I tried Martin and Takamine in the same price range, and also less expensive models in Seagull (different but also excellent), cort ...
The price / quality ratio is excellent for a hair below 1000 euros, while we are in the massive cedar / rosewood just waiting to age well, with a finish quality copy, and especially the one in total harmony format with (this is not always the case !!!).
I would definitely do it again this choice can be electro version ...

Go ahead try Alhambra: the jumbo is excellent, classic, dreadnought and other formats are all the same!

mimilaoetitesou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alhambra Guitars J-3
That's it it comes home!
Need I say more on this beautiful guitar "made in Spain"?
The opinions of Roman and Mumble are trsdtaills and objectives.
Jessaierai therefore not to rpter dapporter and some information that does not nont addressed, or to give a more personal opinion on a particular area.
Alhambra dabord site:
It is nice trs. It allows the daccder lensemble diffrent MODELS ranges and the brand.
But the most enjoyable is quil allows direct connection with the Alhambra Socit which allowed me before ordering to:

Ask technical questions of the violin Lusine secrtariat marpondu that the next day with extreme kindness and a neutrality that objectify and touch Mt. (We will not force you to buy the hand that is most dear to you or advise a particular wooden table dharmonie for example) but they will insist that the type of guitar sound is a trs personal choice.
So neutrality of the manufacturer.

It also allowed me to change my order postriori (after an error REPRESENTATIVES brand when taking my order!)

On the website the distinction between acoustic nylon string and acoustic steel trs is clear.
My only complaint: the nest site quen read Spanish or English. But that is not so bad dj!


The handle is actually enjoyable browse and THE FIRST handling is very easy.
Jumbo format meffrayait rception before because I was washing trs essay that some time in the store dpositaire of the brand and I go dune Dreadnought guitar size (western) that j used for 28 years (note that the Submitted jOperation because I do not deny!)
Well, no! We sy that a quarter of a cest tower and trs enjoyable sensation of comfort jai ds felt the first moment. The jumbo nest not so imposing as that. (It suffices to superimpose my guitar for my two men realize (Manir one of them to know ..) More round shape but also clearer, more importantly, a stronger sound and bass Submitted but not dominate over the treble.
I havent taken the pan once. The small loss of sound due this option mimporterai bit I think because of the sound quality of this range and if I had the chance DTRE virtuoso who drags a lot in the treble, I Men will not private (small supplment price as on option).


Pica German table, wicker covers and Solid Rosewood back.
The woods are new and require that to improve Submitted ds but the sound is enjoyable trs.
I do not dcrirai described by the sounds. Everyone can apprcier during the fitting in magasinMoi so I stay neutral. However, the possibility for a table dopt cedar or German is pica Determines!
The finish of the table dcline in two versions: polished or matte. (Attention to long-term traces of beatings and other dongles mdiators who skate in places on the version that is mateet ALHAMBRA information that can indicate future customers hsitent between two! ..)

And pulling hard mode opratoire replacement by a guidance for the strings to Alhambra bnficier of his best performance and the table does not suffer too much variation of the force exerted on the table and the handle!
I play mainly arpges and more rarely on the side. In both cases it provides!
Jai t poustoufl by the descent of such a final agreement at the end dun dun dun song .. no need to mix down the sound gradually.


I do not lay the last few days but I do not doubt that what can not age well. Jen am convinced by the many tmoignages (in Spanish) and jai have read on the forum dALHAMBRA.
Trs few customer complaints (a cest arrive but the ugly act of sries also called No bowl! Cest fell on me!)
Trs collection outdoor finish is beautiful, dams and the edges of the box dclisses lintrieur trs are well finished (which ntait not the case on a guitar ALHAMBRA classical javais tries in a store dpositaire! !.... While low-end brand, and not affect the sound ... but amavis shocked!)

The only major inquitude that jai was in prospect to buy the new guitar cest a critical period of one trs Spanish speaker who said that the Talon PROCD Spanish which, among other things, the renaming of the brand ntait not suited range of steel string acoustic guitars that have a dune pulling force of 60 Kgs lordre then quune acoustic guitar nylon n exercises in quenviron 40 and said that only the PROCD dassemblage the body by the neck heel with a tail a reliable daronde silent steel string folk.

This fear was raised by luthiers t on a forum that APRS jai possible question, concern as, long-term steel string acoustic guitars, even the tables of good quality bars bulge, is dforment over time, but in an order of magnitude of 20, 40 or 60 years that Mount Daprai said these luthiers!
Jtais dici therefore reassuring because the next crate tree that java pay me will probably not equipped with ropes but four grips. So ..
Javais essay MODELS else, as other brands or a TAKAMINE TAYLOR in the same price range and I think honntement quil nya no contest if one takes into account the qualitprix report and Quon ignores the renaming of these brands!

ALHAMBRA nen having not less away from l.

Jai russi ngocier just the price that a port with my purchase tui renforcmais 900 Euros in Spain.

Needless to dplacer Lusine in Muro de Alcoy prsdAlicante Lusine is no price to avoid competing with its own REPRESENTATIVES!

ALHAMBRA done for some time in a MODEL J4 Saddle Acesta a flame, but other models for which premium jaimerai well to read an opinion.
Warranty: three years ALHAMBRA.
brief the quality "made in Spain" and it knows about Spain in guitar!

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