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Alhambra 7fc Flamenco Blanco Guitar


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The Alhambra 7fc Flamenco guitar is our mid-level Alhambra Flamenco instrument. Built in the traditional manner with a solid German Spruce top and solid Cypress back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard and bridge, the Alhambra 7fc has the bright tone and low action characteristic of flamenco guitars. Golpeadors, or tap plates, are installed as stock.   This is a full scale instrument,  with a 650m or 25.6 inch scale length and 52mm or 2.04 inch nut width.

Flamenco guitars are traditionally  built for both a melodic and rhythmic purpose. Rather than quiet, introspective performance, Flamenco instruments need to keep up with and cut through the raucous sound produced by singers, dancers, percussionists, and handclaps.  Flamenco guitars are therefore built to be bright and loud, yet with a low action that provides a degree of natural string rattling. Golpeadors, or thin tap plates, are often installed on both sides of the strings to protect the top from percussive effects like rasgueados and golpe.

Traditionally, light woods like Cypress have been used for the back and sides on Flamenco Blanca models. More recently, Rosewood has been used for a warmer sound and use beyond a strictly flamenco context, and these are known as Flamenco Negra guitars. In either version, the geometry is the same – light construction and low action, to produce a lively, vibrant, responsive and loud guitar.

Setup: We will setup your Alhambra Flamenco guitar to suit your right hand attack. Flamenco guitars typically use a much lower action height compared to classical guitars. Flamenco action is generally set at 6/64 (2.3 mm) when measured at the 12th fret position. This low action enables the player to get lots of string slap or rattle when attacking aggressively. Low action enhances the signature flamenco percussive sound and facilitates fast, single note passages.

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  • Model: 7fc
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Clear Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: Spain
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 25.6in 650mm
  • Nut Width: 2.04in 52mm

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