Of all the guitars produced by Admira, this is possibly the model which is the most popular and consistently recommended by guitar teachers. It is a perfect for the beginner, or advancing student and produces a lovely, resonant tone throughout its range.
This is the first model in the range that is produced at the Admira facility in Spain and has an overall quality which would genuinely suggest a higher price. The instrument has a wide overall dynamic range which is due to the clever choice of quality tone-woods.
The top is made from Oregon Pine a wood which shares qualities with spruce. The grain is even and does a great job at projecting the sound back into the body of the instrument. The Sapelli wood of the sides is extremely attractive whilst being easy to shape and therefore provides the overall stability for the body of the guitar. The instrument has 18 frets which are fitted into a Mongoy wood neck, a wonderfully smooth wood which makes tricky finger-work easy and chord transitions smooth.
Top - Oregon Pine
Back & Sides - Sapelli
Neck - African Mahogany
Fingerboard - Mongoy
Machineheads - Lyre design Nickel
Tom our resident expert says:
Having just played the Admira Alba model the difference in this guitar is noticeable. Immediately the Almeria has a fuller tone, it is richer and sounds more 'Spanish', if that is possible somehow?
In any case, I have put together another short video which I hope demonstrates it: