10C Review

manufacturer: Alhambra date: 11/27/2006 category: Acoustic Guitars

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Alhambra: 10C
Solid cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard. See the picture of the head.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 8
 Reliability & Durability: 8
 Action, Fit & Finish: 10
 Features: 8
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overall: 8.8
10C Reviewed by: unregistered, on november 27, 2006
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 2291

Features: This nylon string classical guitar was made in Spain in 2001. The guitar is entirely handmade and is Concert quality in finish and sound. The top is made of Solid German Spruce and the back and sides are Indian Rosewood. The neck is Spanish Cedar with an Ebony fretboard. The machine heads are Luxury 24k gold plated with Alhambra engravings throughout. This guitar is a standard classical shape featuring no cutaway and no electronics. Comes with a very nice textured leather locking hardshell case as well as polishing cloth. // 8

Sound: The sound is the best part about this guitar. It is absolutely amazing. The top resonates unbelievable producing a nice warm classical tone that you would only usually be able to find on an aged Vintage classical. This guitar is definately recording quality. // 10

Action, Fit & Finish: There are absolutely no complaints. Being handmade and not mass produced like other brands allow the finished product to be flawless. Also the detailing around the sound hole is phenomenal. It's just a really good looking guitar that will turn heads when you take it out of it's case. // 10

Reliability & Durability: Overall, pretty reliable instrument. Strings are more apt to become worn faster, but I think it's probably just the brand of D'Addarios I buy (nylon/silver wound). Only issue, is that the top is somewhat temperature sensitive (way with most classicals). If the weather is cold outside and you bring it inside to warmth, it will not resonate as well as if it is warm. // 8

Overall Impression: If you have the money to throw at this guitar, it is definately a nice piece to have in your collection. Sound is to die for and the finish is second to none. If you want to maintain the quality of the instrument, you have to baby it like it no other, therefore making you paranoid when you are around bashable objects. As long as you are concsious of your playing area, you should be fine. Overall, great guitar. // 8

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