The Alhambra 1C is the perfect one to start playing the guitar. The action and fret selection make the 1C easy to play. Ideal for the beginner. In addition, the sound of the Alhambra 1C is warm and dynamic. The sound is really a lot better than most other starter guitars. The 1C is available natural, but this version has a matte black finish. An awesome finish that you don't see on many classical guitars.