Almansa 401 spruce
by Eric Weiss
Stunning spruce top guitar! A+
Absolutely amazing volume and sound, very light with great tuning heads. No buzzes, i can actually play very hard on this guitar. The high E is very loud making melodies on the first string much more clear. This is one lively, clear sounding guitar.
I have an Alvarez guitar which was 1000 more dollars and it is not nearly as good, in fact it feels like junk now! This guitar continues to amaze me regardless of the 330$ price! I would love to see the high-end models.
It is not perfect however, but these following qualities are not issues that affect the sound of the instrument, more so they affect the aesthetics, feel and durability.
It is lacking: fine sanding in the interior, fret polishing, back binding, fretboard binding, fancy back and sides, has a rosewood neck (traditionally ebony), elaborate rossette, and fret edges are sharp. Also note that the action on this instrument is in concert set up. This means high action, but this is needed for sound range and tone.
To wrap it up, i perform with this guitar and i feel great with it.