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Well, a few details ... - Reviews Alhambra Guitars CS-3 CW E5

Guitar made in Spain, Alhambra factory outskirts of Valencia.
It is solid wood, cedar and rosewood. I ordered without electronics.
The bridge is conventional in much more clumsy.
The neck is mahogany with ebony reinforcement, supposed to stiffen. (See below)
The key has a radius pronounced as a folk or archtop, and suddenly the bridge and nut as well (see below, too).
The frets were composite, a type of white tusk.
Mechanical buttons have faux ebony plastic, and do their job properly.

UTILIZATION

The handle: I did install a trussrod. He went up too, too dug especially in the area where it is thinnest, coincidentally. I do not know if they are all like that, but for me a nylon must have an almost flat handle.

I still doubt the designers at Alhambra: I found it a weakness on nylon strings (lack of power, dynamics, all ...), I put it on the back of the cutaway as it is commonly believed, until I noticing that the strings on the saddle slipped when I attacked right hand even without forcing. Because of the radius.
I made small notches on the nut to secure the strings, and the guitar is transformed!

SOUNDS

For jazz, bossa, support, picking. It responds well, good intonation, comfortable.

This after modifications.

OVERALL OPINION

I had 250 euros extra charge for the trussrod, a lot of frustration as a result of lack of acute finally resolved. But I now have the guitar I wanted, and there is no equivalent model of this quality (all mass) at this price in other manufacturer.