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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 stringed instruments with the traditional Spanish heel, always using only the finest wood. 

In the final analysis, it is the company’s people that make it what it is. Many of the young people 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. 

In 2010 Antonia Rose Fretted Instruments was proudly granted the USA Almansa Distributorship. In 2014, we were honored to also be granted a USA Alhambra Distributorship for their Lutes and Bandurria’s. Stellar customer service and outstanding value to our customers was again recognized.