What Cordoba says about C9 CD/MH Acoustic Guitar:
“One of the original models in Cordobas Luthier series, the Cordoba C9 is built with the choice of a solid Canadian cedar top or solid European spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides. The C9 features a fan bracing pattern, which gives the center of the soundboard more surface area to vibrate and respond to the tension of the strings. A more responsive soundboard makes the guitar louder, and provides better tone. The C9 is the perfect choice for the serious classical guitarist, or for any player looking to upgrade to a concert-level instrument at an affordable price.
Like every guitar in the Luthier series, the C9 is built with Spanish heel construction, where the top of the guitar is attached to the neck, the sides are added next, and the guitar’s body is sealed by the installation of the back. This construction feature allows the entire instrument to vibrate as one unified piece. The C9 has the neck shape and flat fingerboard characteristic of traditional classical guitars, and includes the added benefit of a two-way truss rod built into the neck. Cordoba recently expanded upon the C9, offering two new options that appeal to guitarists from all backgrounds: the C9 Parlor, which has a 7/8 size body shape and 50mm nut width, and the C9 Crossover, which is a full-size guitar with a slim neck profile, radiused fingerboard, and 48mm nut width.
Aesthetic touches like the mother-of-pearl weave rosette inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso guitar add a touch of vintage elegance to this best-seller. Other premium features include a rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, high gloss finish, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings. The C9 includes Cordobas lightweight polyfoam case.”
- Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
- Back & Sides: Solid mahogany
- Binding/Bridge: Indian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge
- Purfling/Inlay: 6 ply colored wood top purfling, 3 ply maple and ebony back and side purfling
- Rosette: Mother-of-Pearl and ebony “Esteso” weave
- Finish: High Gloss PU
- Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck / Rosewood fingerboard
- Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable, 4mm
- Scale Length: 650mm (25.6″)
- Nut Width: 52mm (2.04″)
- String Spacing at Saddle: 59mm
- Fret Marker Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl at 5, 7, 9
- Nut/Saddle: Bone
- Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
- Bracing/Build: Spanish fan bracing
- Body Width & Length: 290mm (11.4″) at upper bout, 370mm (14.6″) at lower bout
- Overall Length: 39″
- Body Depth: 95mm (3.7″) at upper bout, 97mm (3.8″) at lower bout
- Tuning Machines: Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines
- Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
- Case: Cordoba Polyfoam Case
What People Are Saying About It:
“I bought this guitar 4 years ago and it has stood the test of time it still looks and sounds new. Mine does not have a soft top as one reviewer said. Mine is solid and it sounds as good as any guitar I have played at any price. I am left-handed and could not make any progress playing so I had it flipped rather than selling it and it sounds great. I use the best ball-end strings sold on Amazon with a neck tuner so I can string my guitar for under 10 bucks in less than an hour. I would not sell mine for twice the asking price. It is breathtakingly beautiful and a true work of art.” – user John of Art comment on Amazon
“This review is for anyone thinking about ordering the Cordoba guitars online from Amazon.
My wife ordered the Cordoba C9 for me as a reward for passing my Cisco exams. I had it in my wish list but what a shock when I picked it up at the PO. The guitar shipped the same day it was ordered and arrived here in Seoul Korea in about 10 days. The packing box and materials perfectly the foam case and the C9.
There are two variations of the CP – cedar vs. spruce tops. I have the cedar topped version. If you are thinking of learning any Spanish/Romantic music this would be the guitar for you. This cedar top gives it a nice warm, round sound – great lows without sacrificing the highs.
I could find no flaws in the fit and finish of this guitar. The top is a beautifully colored cedar. The fretboard is ebony which has a very nice feel compared to rosewood. The tuning machines are gold-toned with black buttons. The rosette looks like something from the 1920’s. The finish is applied evenly and not too thick. The finish on the back and sides has a three-dimension depth that you can’t see in any photographs.
Up and down the neck the guitar plays flawlessly and is a joy to play. If you are looking for a student model under $2,000, then this is the one.
The only other advice I’d give you is to buy the Humidicase at the same time you order the guitar for the lifetime warranty.” – user Bobby Bunny comment on Amazon
“This is an all-solid wood guitar with a great sounding Canadian cedar top and beautiful solid mahogany back and sides. What’s more, it’s light but wonderfully resonant and has a powerful yet exquisite tone with rich bass as well as treble. These aspects make it stand out over other guitars at this price range. I just got one for myself and I was impressed by how strongly I felt on my chest the vibration of the instrument as I played. In short, this is like a concert-level instrument for the advanced student or a serious amateur at an unbelievably reasonable price. The finish is just gorgeous and well done. The ebony fretboard is a joy to touch, the high-grade tuners are pretty and precise. The mother-of-pearl and ebony rosette is certainly something to brag about. All in all, if you’re a serious student of classical guitar, this is the guitar for you.” – user Adso comment on MusiciansFriend.com
“This guitar is exactly what I was looking for, a solid wood classical guitar, with good sound that didn’t break the bank. I have been playing steel string for over 10 years, and wanted to start playing more classical music. This guitar is ideal for playing by myself, with no unnecessary bells or whistles to compromise the tone quality.” – user Robert Espe comment on MusiciansFriend.com
Product Dimensions 46 x 8 x 18 inches
Shipping Weight 11.25 pounds
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