Alhambra Mengual y Margarit C Series

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Alhambra Mengual y Margarit C Series

Post by ajguitar » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:42 pm

I am looking to upgrade from my beginner guitar after using it for 5 years now. I have decided that I want to upgrade to a guitar that I can use my whole life. My budget is about €3000 - €4000. I

I have been looking at the Alhambra Mengual y Margarit C Series which is €3900. It has a cedar top and neck and the back and sides are made from solid Indian Rosewood. It is Alhambra’s 2nd highest in price guitar but I can’t find many reviews for their higher end guitars. Does anybody own this guitar or have played it?

Thanks :D
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Re: Anyone familiar with Alhambra Mengual y Margarit

Post by Ramon Amira » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:54 am

I am an authorized Alhambra dealer, so yes, I have played it. It’s a fine luthier guitar, but you could do better for the same price range.

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Re: Anyone familiar with Alhambra Mengual y Margarit

Post by ajguitar » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:50 am

Ramon Amira wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:54 am
I am an authorized Alhambra dealer, so yes, I have played it. It’s a fine luthier guitar, but you could do better for the same price range.

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What guitar would you suggest in the same price range?

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Re: Alhambra Mengual y Margarit C Series

Post by Ramon Amira » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm

Offhand for new I would say a Yamaha GC42 or Francisco Navarro Special Grand Concert. But for around $4000 or so you could look for a used classical by one of the great Spanish luthiers. Over the years I have also played guitars by some of the luthiers on this forum. I will not single out any, but you would not go wrong there either.

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Re: Alhambra Mengual y Margarit C Series

Post by simonm » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:09 pm

I am bit puzzled ... where are you looking for instruments as you mention Euro prices but in your intro you say your are from the UK? Are you planning to buy mail order from Spain or elsewhere. There are a number of excellent dealers in UK who would certainly have advice to give and appropriate stock.

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