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Cordoba C9 CD/MH Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
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Handmade tradition, using some of the finest tonewoods in the world.

One of the original models in Cordoba’s 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 1920’s Domingo Esteso guitar add a touch of vintage elegance to this best-seller. Other premium features include an rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, high gloss finish, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings. The C9 includes Cordoba’s lightweight polyfoam case.

Cordoba C9 CD/MH Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar Features:

  • Top: Solid Canadian ceder
    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

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  • Nice guitar...

    As reviewed by Gabriel on 10/3/2010

    I am a semipro classical guitarist and needed a better gig guitar. I needed to have a decent classical to save my concert guitars from road rash and amplify. This guitar is not in the same league as my luthier built Thomas Fredholm or Antonio Raya Pardo, but it is a great student guitar. I fitted mine with the K&K classic pro transducer and put it through my LrBaggs preamp and Roland AC60. All in all a well built guitar with a respectable sound and feel. This is a great guitar for students and working musicians. The cedar top is thin and close grained, tuners are tight and accurate. The bone nut and saddle are well constructed. The finish is thin and allows the top to vibrate freely, ebony fretboard is dark and good quality. Frets are good sized and well dressed. I have owned a Yamaha CGX-171cca and this guitar is much better built. I recommend Cordoba Cadet, C5 and C7 for my students and decided to get one for my self.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    As reviewed by Adso on 1/24/2011

    This is an all-solid wood guitar with a great sounding Canadian cedar top and beautiful solid mahogany back and sides. It's light but wonderfully resonant. It has a powerful yet exquisite tone with rich bass and balanced and bright treble. It stands out over other guitars at this price range; no wonder it was picked and reviewed highly by the acoustic guitar magazine. 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. This guitar is like a concert level instrument for the advanced student or a serious amateur at an unbelievably reasonable price. The finish is pretty and well done. The ebony fretboard is beautiful and fretting it feels very nice. The tuners are high grade, the type that you'd see on high end concert guitars and they are pretty and precise to the cent. The mother-of-pearl and ebony rosette is just gorgeous and makes you want to play more as you pass by the guitar while it's on the stand. In short, if you're a serious student of classical guitar, this is the guitar for you. If you don't have ten thousand dollars for a guitar but still want a guitar resonant enough for performance you can now get it for much less and still obtain a great instrument.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Value & Sound.

    As reviewed by Alton Chan on 10/31/2012

    I gave up guitar playing when I went to College to major in Piano Performance, sold my Japanese Classical and Epiphone guitars then. 37 years and three music degrees later, I decided that it's really high time for me to get back to playing the guitar again. I visited various local Guitar Center at least once or twice a week to try out different guitars for about a month. Everytime I got to the store, I always checked to see if they had a Cordoba C9 first, and if they did, I would start playing the pieces/songs I still remember how to play on that instrument. Then I would tried other classical guitar brands like Orpheus Valley, Yamaha, La Patrie, Rodriguez, etc. to compare sound and price. I must say that what impressed me most about Cordoba C9 is that it is a pretty balanced guitar in terms of the low, mid, and high registers. And among the three registers, Cordoba's prominent strong bass can rival other more expensive guitars like the Rodriguez. Don't let the "Made in China" curtails your desire of purchasing this instrument. China in recent years has made big leaps in produing very fine quality string instruments (violins) and pianos. At the end of my one month's search, I could no longer wait to buy this guitar. Now, I pick this guitar and start playing everyday. Hours pass by without me noticing it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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