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Alhambra Model L-3C Cedar - New

$ 649.00 $ 1,050.00

Alhambra Model L-3C Cedar - New 

Alicante Spain 

Serial Number: XBBGHG 

Top: Solid Red Cedar 

Back: Laminated Mahogany 

Sides: Laminated Mahogany 

Neck: Mahogany 

Finger-Board: Indian Rosewood 

Machine heads: Nickel Plated 

Nut to Bridge: 482mm  

Neck Width at Nut: 50mm 

Number of Strings: 12 

Case: No  

Description – This one is special 

We’d like to introduce you to one of the finest individual examples of cedar tops to make its way from Spain to our very own shop. This illustrious instrument is drop-dead gorgeous. Quilted and tight grained. This slab of cedar must have fallen from heaven. It’s one of two to arrive.  

Laminated mahogany back & sides, solid Cedar top with a hint of quilting. They are nicely separated with multi-ply bindings that complement them. Polish gloss finish. The aesthetic purpose of a rosette is to draw the observer closer to the instrument. The oval Rosette on this instrument gracefully accomplishes that. The center field has a highly detailed multi colored mosaic-tiled pattern. The outer and inner rings have four ply’s of alternating Rosewood and Spruce. Up close the detail of the pattern marquetry comes to life creating an optical illusion. The Rosewood bridge is highly detailed complementing the top and back bindings. 

Small white butterbean button nickel-plated open-gear tuners. The top of the open headstock is capped in Mahogany. An unbound Rosewood fingerboard with 12 frets to the body joint and 20 frets total. The neck has a classic flat and wide D shape. The 12 strings terminate at a polished metal tailpiece that has a pin to accommodate your favorite lute strap. 

 

Sound 

Its voice falls between a 12 string acoustic guitar and a Spanish mandolin. The sound is fuller and much more harmonically resonant than a six-string instrument. This may fill in nicely with a folk or acoustic band. It’s timbre sound will blend in nicely with its acoustic cousins. The cedar top provides a warm and full sound.  

For those non-Lutenist considering the unique sound of a Lute. 

The twelve strings are arranged in 6 courses similar to a full size 12 string guitar. Each pair of strings are tuned in unison. The gap between each dual-string course is narrow, and the strings of each course are fretted and plucked as a single unit. Again similar to a 12 string acoustic guitar. 

Any Lutenist will quickly recognize this as an exceptional instrument. Its young voice will open up as it is played and time passes. 

Strummer or pickers wanting to expand their musical repertoire or add a distinct sound to their band should consider the unique sound of a lute.  

Alhambra handcrafted Lutes sound incredible and are an outstanding musical investment.  

 

Price: Alhambra Lute Model L-3C Cedar. List $1050.00. 

Discount price: Instrument and insured US shipping$649.00  

Normally Antonia Rose Fretted Instruments will ship new, used, and vintage instruments inside the continental US only.  Please contact us to discuss shipments outside the continental US. Shipping includes sturdy packing for the instrument and case (if included) and is fully insured. Currently NJ sales tax is not collected on items shipped out of state.


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