I bought this guitar new at a music store in Reus (Catalonia – Spain) for 260 euros. The brand is “Alhambra,” not one I was familiar with. Made in Spain. I must give it its due here and say that it’s an astoundingly fine instrument for the price. It’s well put-together and has a VERY light finish, almost raw — practically danced out of my clutch when I first played it — a surprisingly bright sound. I was told I could try out more expensive models of the line, but I said, naw, I’ll just take this one. I hadn’t wanted to lug a guitar with me to Spain — I’m just an amateur, anyway, but I try to abuse the best instrument I can afford as a general rule. My slogan is that mediocre players need good guitars more than good players do. I was shopping for a workaday guitar I could leave here pending my next visit so as to have my needs covered at both ends. This jewel does the trick. I almost wish I could take it home.
(c) 2018 JMN.