Alhambra 5P - Spruce

Alhambra 5P - Spruce

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Description

 

Much like the cedar, the 5P spruce is a lovely looking guitar; her light spruce top provides a striking contrast to the dark rosewood of the body of the guitar.

The first thing I notice while playing is that Alhambra have got the balance of tone just right; she produces a nice round sound and retains a sunny brightness. When I play harmonics, they are thick and resonant and therefore easier to play and to control. Her bass and middle frequencies are crisp and the trebles complement each other, again showing a nice even balance across the fretboard.

Playing the first movement of Bach’s first Cello Suite really exhibits the guitars crisp tone, and I am able to separate the subtle melodies, allowing for a better control and understanding of the musicality of the piece. This is the same when I play Gary Ryan’s ‘Birds Flew Over the Spire’ – it can be quite difficult to separate the musical lines as they ring together like bells, but with the 5P the cross-string melodies sound crystal clear.

Moving on to a more dramatic, bouncy piece, the energy of Mertz’s Tarantelle is very in your face! The 5P exhibits how audacious she can be in the first few sections of this piece before dropping back to be more mellow and soft in the sweeter G major section, which shows how promising she is as an instrument.

These diverse qualities can only develop more as the guitar is played in, and so the 5P spruce is a cracking guitar for established beginners to more intermediate players who are developing their sound; she will grow as an instrument as you grow as a musician.

Jess

 

Much like the cedar, the 5P spruce is a lovely looking guitar; her light spruce top provides a striking contrast to the dark rosewood of the body of the guitar.

The first thing I notice while playing is that Alhambra have got the balance of tone just right; she produces a nice round sound and retains a sunny brightness. When I play harmonics, they are thick and resonant and therefore easier to play and to control. Her bass and middle frequencies are crisp and the trebles complement each other, again showing a nice even balance across the fretboard.

Playing the first movement of Bach’s first Cello Suite really exhibits the guitars crisp tone, and I am able to separate the subtle melodies, allowing for a better control and understanding of the musicality of the piece. This is the same when I play Gary Ryan’s ‘Birds Flew Over the Spire’ – it can be quite difficult to separate the musical lines as they ring together like bells, but with the 5P the cross-string melodies sound crystal clear.

Moving on to a more dramatic, bouncy piece, the energy of Mertz’s Tarantelle is very in your face! The 5P exhibits how audacious she can be in the first few sections of this piece before dropping back to be more mellow and soft in the sweeter G major section, which shows how promising she is as an instrument.

These diverse qualities can only develop more as the guitar is played in, and so the 5P spruce is a cracking guitar for established beginners to more intermediate players who are developing their sound; she will grow as an instrument as you grow as a musician.

Jess

Specification

Top

Solid German Spruce

Back

Indian Rosewood

Sides

Indian Rosewood

Neck

Mahogany - Reinforced with Ebony

F/board

Ebony

Machine Heads

Gold Plated

Images

Representative only

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

290mm

Lower Bout

378mm

Body Depth

100mm