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Alhambra Crossover Classical CS-LR


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The Alhambra Crossover classical CS-LR CW with laminated Rosewood back and sides and a Fishman Prefix pickup option is a lower cost option than the CS-3 CW for the steel string player needing the responsiveness of nylon, with the practicalities of amplification.

Initially, Alhambra custom-made a small number of “crossover” nylon strung guitars at our request,  specifically for our store.  We have a lot of studio and jazz players who need that nylon string tonality for Latin music recording projects and live performance applications, but feel uncomfortable with the regular two inch wide nut and flat fingerboard typically found on classical guitars.

The Alhambra Crossover CS-LR is an excellent solution to those who are willing to express modern music with a classy touch.  With a neck of 48 mm and its fine quality of Cedar top, this instrument has the versatility of giving you a beautiful sound plugged or unplugged. The elegant design of its headstock will allow musicians to display style and project a sound that matches the look of this amazing instrument. The Crossover guitar has an optional Fishman pick up; these guitars have a very balanced tone that is adjustable to the performer’s liking after amplified through a carefully placed Fishman pre-amp system.

The Alhambra Crossover classical CS-LR features a radiused fingerboard, and is a guitar with a look and sound that offers you the best of two worlds.

As with all Alhambra instruments, the crossover classical CS-LR plays very well as delivered and we will of course set up the guitar to the player’s requirements. These guitars are acoustically a bit brighter than traditional full bodied classical models, but this is often not noticed once amplified.

Alhambra offers  a total of four pickup and preamp options,  and these are indicated in the last two characters of the model number.  We normally stock this model with the E3 pickup set, for versatility and cost effectiveness.

The available pickup options are:

  • E1 Fishman Classic M
  • E2 Fishman Prefix Pro Blend
  • E3 Fishman Prefix-Plus
  • E8 Fishman Flex M Blend


Mahogany neck with 48mm or 1.9 inch wide nut. Radiused ebony fingerboard with side dots. 650 mm or 25.6 inch scale length, treble side of neck heel extends to 13th fret for easy access
Frets: 20 nickel silver frets.
Venetian cutaway thin body design.  Bookmatched Western Red cedar top; Laminated East Indian rosewood back and sides; maple body binding. 4″ body depth at end pin. 14 5/8″ wide lower bout dimension.
Fishman Prefix Pro Blend mic/pickup/preamp system is installed, with controls on the bass side. Tuners are Gold plated with black buttons. The nut and saddle are bone.

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  • Model: Crossover CS-LR
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: Spain
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 23/01/2019

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.9lbs 1.78kg
  • Scale Length: 25.6in 650mm
  • Nut Width: 1.89in 48mm
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