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Almansa Model 434 Featuring a Solid German Spruce Top Conservatory Level

$ 630.00 $ 850.00

Almansa Model 434 Featuring a Solid German Spruce Top

Conservatory Level

For reference this Almansa model 434 is equivalent to the Alhambra 4P. Both are manufactured at the same facility.

A little about Almansa.

Almansa (est. 1989) and Alhambra (est. 1965) instruments are entirely made in the same facility, by the same craftsmen, and using the materials that come from the same legendary woodsheds and suppliers. They are not outsourced in whole or part, like some of the big well-known guitar brands. Generation after generation the finest Almansa & Alhambra luthiers pass their knowledge onto the next generation of luthiers. The very best materials available worldwide come from their woodsheds One difference between Almansa and Alhambra: the headstock design and rosettes are unique to each brand. Also, one other very important difference. Alhambra dealers have restricted pricing guidelines. I do not. To you, this means I can price these instruments much more affordably.

The Almansa model 434 is theirs (and our) bestselling model.

 

These photos are of the instrument we will be sending to some luck musician. We do not display any of our instruments that are for sale on the internet. It presently resides in a very environmentally, instrument friendly room.

 

This instrument was built in the in the town of Muro de Alcoy, South of Valencia, Spain.

Description:

Serial No. bBbH4R

Neck:     Mahogany neck with unbound Ebony fingerboard

Bridge:  Rosewood

Top:     Solid German Spruce Top

Back & Sides:   Laminated Indian Rosewood  

Scale:     650mm scale length, width at nut 52mm

Finish:    Clear gloss

Hardware:  Gold plated tuners

Case:  Gator GL-Classic

The above list of ingredients provided by the builder is only the start.

Photos please.

This alluring guitar has very nicely grained Indian Rosewood back and sides. The neck and body were joined utilizing the devoutly wished-for traditional Spanish Heel method. The rosewood capped headstock accentuates detailed gold plated tuner. The solid German Spruce top projects (this is what a Spruce top is all about) maximum sound, every note separated, with even tone in every position. You will encounter a very comfortable mahogany neck with an Ebony fingerboard that measures 52mm at the nut. The rosewood bridge is gracefully detailed and very responsive to every string’s vibration projecting the guitars sound clearly. This traditional Spanish rosette is made up of three main fields. The outer and inner rings have ten black and crème plies.  The center field has a mosaic-tiled pattern. A tantalizing optical illusion.

The tonal personality of this instrument will please audiences, friends, and fellow musicians.  What else would you expect from a Spanish builder? After all, Almansa’s design and construction methods date back to 1867 when Torres developed the classical bracing and construction methods that has influenced the master luthiers of today.

We have posted on YouTube a sound track of another Almansa 434 being played. That instrument sold immediately.

Aficionados will applaud.

Today there is nothing out there that can compete with the Almansa brand. We have made it affordable so musicians can now afford a high-quality instrument and not have to compromise on sound, and playability.

 


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