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Alhambra 7FS CT E2 Thinline Cutaway Flamenco Guitar Natural, 2010

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The Alhambra 7FS takes Flamenco into the future with a cutaway thin (CT) body and a Fishman Prefix Pro Blend (E2) dual pickup and microphone system. The 7FS model has been replaced by the 7FC, with updates to the bracing system and appointments.

Alhambra guitars are built in Muro de Alcoy, Alicante, Spain, a smaller city at the foot of the Serra de Mariola mountain range – about 95 km south of Valencia. In operation since 1965, Alhambra has grown into one of the largest builders of classical and flamenco guitars.

Here we’re looking at an Alhambra 7FS CT E2 guitar dating to around 2010. It is in overall good condition, with its most prominent wear being a small dent on the top, between the treble side fingerboard tag and tap plate.

This is a Conservatory model, intended for the advancing student. As a Flamenco Blanca model, it is built of solid woods with European Spruce for the top and top bracing and Cypress back and sides. The neck, body blocks and back bracing are Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and Indian Rosewood for the head plate and bridge. It has its original full size Golpeador, an excellent protection from damage to the top from tapping with the fingertips as is core to the Flamenco style. Tuners are good quality Schaller models with gold colour finish and faux-pearl buttons. It is equipped with the Fishman Prefix Pro Blend system, so it is ready to go to a gig that requires amplification!   And – there is a strap pin at the heel.   Coupled with the end pin output jack,  this is ready for a strap should the player need to stand.  

The thinner body on this model reduces the acoustic volume produced by the box. However, that’s what the pickup system is for! This effect can actually be helpful if the player needs to practice at a quiet time.

This guitar is in good shape, and while it appears to have been played, it has been well maintaintained. As appropriate for the Flamenco style, the action is relatively low.

The original hard shell case is included.


 

Price: $1200 CAD
  • Model: 7FS CT E2
  • Year: 2010 | Approximate year
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Country of Origin: Spain
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 24/07/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.55lbs 1.61kg
  • Scale Length: 650mm 25.6in
  • Nut Width: 50mm 1.96in
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