Alhambra Hybrid Terra model
The Spanish company Manufacturas Alhambra, S.L. launches the first hybrid guitar, the Hybrid Terra model.
This new model of the student line, Hybrid Terra (HT), combines within the same instrument the gloss varnishing process on the top and headstock, with the matt-satin "Open Pore" varnishing process on the rest of the body and on the neck. This hybrid technique of combining both finishing processes took more than 2 years of research and investment in new technology, resulting in a unique model that is made from renewable, non-harmful resources and with great respect for the earth. On the other hand, the ergonomic design of its neck, called Ergoneck, helps studying and learning because of its comfort.
New varnishing process with environmentally friendly resources
Among the main specifications, we highlight that the materials used for the development of the hybrid varnishing technique reduce 90% of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and 66% of the carbon footprint impact, compared to traditional varnishing processes. In addition, this varnish is non-flammable and lightens the weight of the guitar by 10%, which makes it an ideal guitar for beginners.
According to Valerià Torregrosa, Managing Director of Manufacturas Alhambra S.L.: "This launch is very important for us, as we have taken as a reference our flagship model 1 C of the student line, which has been the best-selling model. For this reason, we wanted to evolve it and we launched a guitar to the industry that combines hybrid finishes and at the same time is composed of environmentally friendly materials, so this is the first sustainable model that will mark a milestone in the guitar process construction in the future".
Raw material management. Commitment to the environment.
Alhambra always uses certified noble woods for the construction of its guitars, with reforestation commitments, selected at source. A fully regulated process that complies with the regulations of the international authorities. The quality of the woods, the personal sound of an Alhambra guitar, the traditional handcraft construction and the constant development and innovation make an Alhambra guitar unique.