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Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
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Brand New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: alhambra
Product Type: classical Instrument Family: guitar


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This 3ca adds rosewood bindings, higher grade tuners, and extra inlay on the back of the guitar.

Top: Solid SPRUCE
Back/Sides:  Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Nickel Plated

*as these instruments are hand crafted you may sometimes find minor tiny issues in finish like Pic 7  

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Carlingford Music Centre

{Celebrating 30 YEARS in the PIANO & MUSICAL Instrument Industry 1982-2012}
Trusted AUSTRALIAN Family owned & run by Musicans. Stocks a wide range of LEADING brand Musical Instruments, Pianos, Grand Piano, Digital Pianos, Guitars & Amps, Violins, Keyboards, Organs and Print & Sheet Music.We often sell musical products under Australian suggested recommened retail prices S RRP. All items sold from Carlingford Music Centre come with full Manufacturer's Warranty. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Proof of purchase is supplied. We are authorised to sell all NEW brands listed. We strive to keep a high level of customer service, so please communicate with us and we will do our best to help. Some deliveries may take a little longer during peak times like Christmas,Easter etc. REGIONAL & RURAL AREAS, Remote destinations also incur a SURCHARGE like W.A, NT, Far Nth QLD, Tas etc. We thank you for your understanding. Specifications may change without notice. You are always welcome to pop in, give us a call or send over an email with any questions you may have regarding your deliveries or other musical needs.

Carlingford Music Centre
320 Pennant Hills Rd
Carlingford NSW 2118
Ph: (02) 9873 2333

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In the early 60’s a man named Mr. Martínez Clavel who was living in Valencia, was looking from his balcony at the street. There was a big queue of lorries and trucks waiting in front of a guitar factory to pick up instruments. His first thought was that a guitar factory would be a good business.

Then, he thought that just looking for someone able to make a guitar, would be enough to start making money.
A friend of him had a brother in law called Mr Ricardo Llorens who was living in a small town called Muro del Alcoy. At that time, Mr Ricardo Llorens was working as an apprentice of mold-maker (crafting a piece of wood that will be used to build a mold) at an important factory of paper. Mr. Martinez Clavel thought that, since Mr Llorens was able to make molds, he should not find problems to handcraft a guitar.
Then he purchased a guitar and he went to Muro del Alcoy to explain his project to his brother in law’s friend. There he met Mr. Ricardo Llorens having tapas in a bar and playing card games with friends. Mr. Martinez Clavel showed him the guitar and asked:

Would you be able to make one like this?Encouraged by the presence of his friends he answered without any hesitation that he could do it in just one week.
The following week the man from Valencia came back to Muro and there he met again Ricardo Llorens who had not even start the job. Mr. Llorens was embarrassed by such informality and he promised to do it. Then, Mr. Ricardo Llorens asked for help from his mold-maker master at the paper factory. That man was Mr. José María Vilaplana Vilaplana.
They made a guitar and, pushed by Mr. Martinez Clavel who was able to invest some money, they decided to found “Manufacturas Hachi” Company. It was 1962. Then, they started working in a horse stable which was property of Mr. José Luis Rodriguez (his son, named José Luis Rodriguez as well, was 14 years old at that time and he is still working in Alhambra factory). They were a team of 8 people. Everyone was working making guitars apart from their main activities. That meant all of them had a different job and they were working making guitars only during their free time after finishing in their daily jobs.

Three years later, in the neighbour city of Alcoy, a man named José Botella was driving around with his car, a Seat 600 (the Spanish brand used by Fiat) when he saw a friend waiting at the bus station. He decided to stop in order to pick up his friend:

Where are you going? He asked.

 His friend said: “I’m going to Muro del Alcoy to buy a Spanish guitar”And so off they went to Muro del Alcoy.


They arrived in Muro and, after knocking at the door, a man opened. The man said they were lucky because maybe one week later the small workshop would be closed.
At that time Mr. Martinez Clavel who was the investor had already stopped contributing and left the company, so the only owners were Mr. José María Vilaplana and Mr. Ricardo Llorens.
José Botella told his father about this fact when he returned home and they decided to get some additional information about the company. They wanted to know why Manufacturas Hachi was going to close. When they knew the problems of Manufacturas Hachi were both, financial and commercial problems, they worked together other investors to get the control of the company. It was 1965 and then the company changed its name. The new name was “Manufacturas Alhambra, S.A.”
From that moment Mr. José María Vilaplana and Mr. Ricardo Llorens took only the responsibility of the crafting process and the new shareholders started to manage the company.
Many of the craftsmen who are still working here had started in Manufacturas Hachi when they were about 14 – 16 years old. Now they are the most experienced people we have and all of them are one of the greatest values of the company.




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