Almansa Model 434 Spruce
Almansa Model 434 Featuring a Solid German Spruce Top
For reference this Almansa model 434 is equivalent to the Alhambra 4P. Both are manufactured at the same facility.
Serial No. NBbF4R
Price: List Price $1200.00, Sale Price $549.99 includes the shipping.
Neck: Mahogany neck with unbound Ebony fingerboard
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 with pearlscent buttons.
Case: Hardshell case included.
The above list of ingredients provided by the builder is only the start.
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 tuners with white pearlscent buttons. 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.
This guitar is perfect for recitals, performance classes and ensembles. It is a fine choice for the intermediate and advanced musician.
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.
Antonia Rose Fretted Instruments was proudly granted a USA Almansa distributorship. As the proprietor of Antonia Rose Fretted Instruments I made a commitment to the owners of Almansa Guitars that I would offer both existing and potential Almansa customers only stellar customer service. Our customer reviews confirm this.
Regardless of what others claim, a Luthier cannot setup a guitar for you without both of you meeting. I say this with over 40 years of professional playing and teaching. Musicians who purchase this level of instrument will understand this. Every guitar plays differently and when shipped to another climate, the action will change. When an instrument leaves our shop it is ready to be played. We ask that you let this wonderful new instrument adjust to its new climate. If there are any dislikes call us. We will guide you through minor adjustments. We’ve included a spare set of strings in the event you want to bring this instrument to a Luther for final adjustment.
Antonia Rose Fretted Instruments will ship new, used, and vintage instruments inside the continental US only. Our sale price includes instrument with a case, sturdy packing and shipping with full insurance. Our preferred shipper is USPS. We use USPS economical (2-9) shipping & insurance. Adult signature required. For instruments picked up at Antonia Rose Fretted Instruments or shipped to a New Jersey address, New Jersey sales tax, 7.00% will be added. We do not collect sales tax on merchandise shipped to another state.