Alhambra Iberia - Cedar

Alhambra Iberia - Cedar

Base price for variant: £329.00
Sales price: £329.00
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What strikes me about the Iberia is the quality of her sound.

Immediately noticeable is her bright, vibrant tone, although the signature Alhambra warmth is also present creating a lovely round, colourful sound.

Instantly captured I play Preludio Triston by Pujol, a slow and expressive piece that develops into high drama. The Iberia responds well to changes in the music and I have no trouble producing the sound I want to produce. The action is very easy on the left hand, so when I move into a barre and straight back out of it there is little tension and therefore no interruption to the musical line. She is very smooth!

Moving on to Birds Flew Over the Spire, I find her colourful, warm tone lends itself to the nature of the piece, and the bass melodies are crisp and bright. This is the same in Villa-Lobos’ 4th Prelude; the lower bass strings produce a full sound and the chords fill the rest out nicely. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the harmonics at the end of this piece; the guitar’s big resonance, surprising for this price range, means that they ring out with clarity. This in turn means the music is much easier to shape.

The Iberia is such a stunning guitar with a warm reddish brown cedar top and chocolatey mahogany body; from her looks and her character it is obvious that she has soul. Her tone is vibrant and resonant and therefore “flattering” – as a beginner or someone who has trouble keeping nails this does help to develop your tone as the guitar has more to give and so there is more room for growth. The Iberia is more expensive than the basic models in non-specialist shops, but she will carry a beginner further and allow for more development of musicality throughout the learning process – a huge advantage for any musician.
Jess.

Adrian's thoughts.

An excellent starter guitar, the Iberia has a warmth of tone and ease of play giving instant reward to the player for all their hours of practice.

What strikes me about the Iberia is the quality of her sound.

Immediately noticeable is her bright, vibrant tone, although the signature Alhambra warmth is also present creating a lovely round, colourful sound.

Instantly captured I play Preludio Triston by Pujol, a slow and expressive piece that develops into high drama. The Iberia responds well to changes in the music and I have no trouble producing the sound I want to produce. The action is very easy on the left hand, so when I move into a barre and straight back out of it there is little tension and therefore no interruption to the musical line. She is very smooth!

Moving on to Birds Flew Over the Spire, I find her colourful, warm tone lends itself to the nature of the piece, and the bass melodies are crisp and bright. This is the same in Villa-Lobos’ 4th Prelude; the lower bass strings produce a full sound and the chords fill the rest out nicely. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the harmonics at the end of this piece; the guitar’s big resonance, surprising for this price range, means that they ring out with clarity. This in turn means the music is much easier to shape.

The Iberia is such a stunning guitar with a warm reddish brown cedar top and chocolatey mahogany body; from her looks and her character it is obvious that she has soul. Her tone is vibrant and resonant and therefore “flattering” – as a beginner or someone who has trouble keeping nails this does help to develop your tone as the guitar has more to give and so there is more room for growth. The Iberia is more expensive than the basic models in non-specialist shops, but she will carry a beginner further and allow for more development of musicality throughout the learning process – a huge advantage for any musician.
Jess.

Adrian's thoughts.

An excellent starter guitar, the Iberia has a warmth of tone and ease of play giving instant reward to the player for all their hours of practice.

Specification

Top

Solid Red Cedar

Back

Mahogany

Sides

Mahogany

Neck

Mahogany

F/board

Rosewood

Machine Heads

Gold Plated

Images

Representative only

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

290mm

Lower Bout

380mm

Body Depth

100mm