To commemorate their 50th Anniversary, Alhambra has remodeled their exceptional 4Z Conservatory Classical Guitar to create a truly unique instrument! The guitar’s resonant solid Cedar top and vibrant Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) back and sides are beautiful woods that showcase both look and sound to the very fullest. The tonal character of this model is one that is full, deep, rich, and supremely confident – described by many as having a very ‘Spanish sound.’
Each guitar is one of a kind, and it is especially noticeable in this model. The Alhambra 4Z especially has special differences between the Iberia Ziricote wood grain from instrument to instrument.
The 4Z instrument features the ‘ergoneck’, a narrower neck that is made from Mahogany and provides comfort. The pieces of the saddle and nut are made of melamine, a material that assists in the transmission of sound throughout. The fingerboard is made of Indian Rosewood, a very elegant hardwood that also provides durable, stable consistency when playing.
The Alhambra 4Z is a mid-range guitar, offering the feel and build quality found in higher priced professional instruments. The characteristics of the neck and the string action are similar to what you see in professional setups as well.