List of products by manufacturer Alhambra

Alhambra guitars . The big name in Spanish classical guitars, flamenco guitars and acoustic guitars handmade in Spain

Alhambra guitars was founded in 1965 from an original small guitar workshop located in the town of Muro De Alcoy. From the beginning it was always their policy to combine the highest standard of craftsmanship in guitar making with the latest technology to produce the finest classical guitars, flamenco guitars and acoustic guitars hand made in Spain.Special priority is given to their research department where all ideas and projects are developed. Manned by highly skilled staff this has enable Alhambra Guitars to produce the top guitar models of their range which today are considered second to none. The knowledge learned from the development of Alhambra's concert models is used by their specialized craftsmen in the building of the student guitar range. Although modern technology is an important part of Alhambra Guitar's production technique, all of their instruments are built in the traditional Spanish way. Today Alhambra Guitars enjoys a deservedly Worldwide reputation for outstanding quality. Guitarras Alhambra are one of the best classical guitar brands for their great quality, atention to detail and broad range.

 


History of Alhambra guitars

 In the early 1960s, Francisco Martínez Clavel suggested to his business partners Ricardo Llorens and José María Vilaplana Vilaplana, who ran a little carpentry shop, that they make a prototype of a classical Spanish guitarFollowing Mr. Martínez Clavel’s suggestion, Ricardo Llorens and José María Vilaplana Vilaplana made an instrument patterned after a guitar owned by a family member. The prototype was revised and refined with the help of local music teachers. Upon seeing the successful results of their initial efforts, they decided to launch a project for making guitars. To this end they founded a company called “Manufacturas Jachi”, established as a partnership by Francisco Martínez Clavel, José María Vilaplana Vilaplana, Ricardo Llorens Bonhome and his brother-in-law José Luis. They quickly found themselves running out of space and decided to move to new premises in an unnumbered building on Cela Street in the town of Muro de Alcoy, where they soon employed a staff of about 20. Due to a variety of circumstances and personal developments, José Botella Miró contacted Manufacturas Jachi and offered them his services as a commercial agent, with a view toward him handling all domestic and international sales efforts. After a few years, Mr. Martínez Clavel decided to sell his shares and leave the company. From this time José Botella Miró and Rafael Insa Satorre came to an agreement with Mr. Martínez Clavel to continue with the project after a trial period of six months. On June 14, 1965, the company “Manufacturas Alhambra, S.A.” was established, the founding partners being Rafael Insa Satorre, José Botella Miró, José Botella Valls, Jesús Cuesta Suárez, José María Vilaplana Vilaplana and Ricardo Llorens Bonhome. Throughout the intervening years and to this day, Alhambra has continued to make inroads into the domestic and international markets for stringed musical instruments, and has made a constant effort to improve and excel in their chosen field. Since its inception, Alhambra has continually made classical guitars with the traditional Spanish heel, always using only the finest wood of various types. In the final analysis, it is the company’s people that make it what it is. Many of the young men who started working in that little workshop spent their entire careers there, and have since retired, having invested all their lives and talent in the company. Others are still working in the same company where they began their careers. This team, and the experience they have gained over the years, are of inestimable value to Alhambra

 


CLASSICAL GUITAR MODELS


Alhambra Student Line

Alhambra 1C, Alhambra 2C, Alhambra 3C and Alhambra Iberia

The models 1C, 2C, 3C and Iberia from Alhambra Guitars mark the beginning of their range of traditional Spanish guitars. The workmanship of these instruments is of unquestionable professional quality, and they are an excellent value at low price. They are ideal for anyone wishing to learn to play guitar.


Alhambra Conservatory Line

Alhambra 4P, Alhambra 5P, Alhambra 6P, Alhambra 7C and Alhambra 7P

These mid-range guitars are ideal for intermediate-level musicians who wish to continue their guitar studies. The selection of excellent materials and the special care placed in each of their individual components make these instruments excellent companions for advanced students who need a good instrument to improve their technique and musicality.


Alhambra Concert Line

Alhambra 8P, Alhambra 9P, Alhambra 10P and Alhambra 11P

Hand-made using traditional methods and an excellent selection of solid woods and other high-quality materials, these instruments are ideal for advanced musicians. Excellent playability a strong, beautiful tone with rich variety of nuances are among the superior qualities to be found in the guitars of Alhambra Concert Line. 

 


Alhambra Professional models


 

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