Cordoba Acero D10 Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The D10 belongs to Cordoba's new Acero Series, a line of all-solid steel strings approached from a classical or Spanish guitar building perspective. Most notably, Cordoba is using an integrated neck j... Read More

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Overview

The D10 belongs to Cordoba's new Acero Series, a line of all-solid steel strings approached from a classical or Spanish guitar building perspective. Most notably, Cordoba is using an integrated neck joint or Spanish Heel instead of a traditional dovetail joint to join the body and neck of the guitar. This method of construction offers a lighter weight and more stable heel joint that increases resonance and is less prone to movement as the guitar ages. The bracing pattern is a hybrid of a Torres-style Spanish fan pattern and X-bracing, and allows the top to move freely with an explosive attack and big, dark tone.

The D10 dreadnought appeals to the player looking for the darker, and more dynamic tone that is typically associated with solid rosewood back and sides. The D10 also features a solid Engelmann spruce top for added clarity along with a beautiful ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge and binding. The styling is refined and sleek, using Acacia wood on the double ring rosette and 12th fret fingerboard inlays, capped off with Cordoba's signature elevated headstock with a rosewood strip and mother-of-pearl inlay. The finish is a thinly applied high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. Other features include a TUSQ nut and saddle, gold Grover tuners, Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053) strings, and a Cordoba deluxe archtop wood case with built-in HumiCase humidification.

Features
  • Solid rosewood back and sides
  • Solid Engelmann spruce top
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge and binding
  • Acacia wood on the double ring rosette
  • 12th fret fingerboard inlays
  • Elevated headstock with a rosewood strip and mother-of-pearl inlay
  • Thinly applied high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • TUSQ nut and saddle
  • Gold Grover tuners
  • Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053) strings
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CordobaAcero D10 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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4.0

Surprisingly Wonderful

By G-Man

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Sharp corners on the saddle and poor finish job.

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Cordoba Acero D10 Acoustic Guitar:

I saw the Cordoba Acero D9 on sale a while back and did some research but decided not to pull the trigger.I was close, but just couldn't do it. A month or so later I saw the Acero D10 on sale for just a few bucks more and decided, what the heck. It was better looking than the A9 and so I ordered it at the sale price.(In hindsight what a bargain!) I was pleasantly surprised when I tuned it up and started playing this guitar. The sound this thing makes is wonderful. You'd expect a dreadnaught to have that heavy low end mixing with the mids and highs. However, this instrument has such rich mid tones and subtle, yet crisp highs the lows just kind of blend in without overpowering. It is simply a lovely sounding acoustic guitar. Granted, it is made in China, but is made to Cordoba's standards and should age just nicely. The reason for the 4 stars is the finishing is not high quality. I plan on having my luthier set it up because the action sits a bit high. I will also have him install a saddle pickup so I can use it when I play out. No regrets with this purchase!!

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4.0

A great dreadnaught

By Dobroman

from Afton VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Cordoba Acero D10 Acoustic Guitar:

    Got a great price on this guitar on a daily deal. All quality, solid wood and well-constructed. It has great tone and a substantial neck; plus the 1.75 nut is comfortable. The only thing I can fault, the finish on the rosewood is a little cloudy in bright sunlight but it plays and sounds great so who cares? The case is sweet as well. Brown hard shell with a very plush interior and the built-in humidifier is a great touch. I do plan to take a bit off the bottom of the saddle but is was extremely playable out of the box.

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    5.0

    Excellent sound matched by Unique Looks

    By Michael B

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune
    • Top Rate construction and Details

    Cons

    • None so far - wish it had a "Strap Jac"

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Live performances
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Cordoba Acero D10 Acoustic Guitar:

    My first impression opening the case was - Wow!
    The use of hardwood for binding and details give it a very unique look. Everything looks like you would would expect from a top-tier guitar. The ebony fingerboard is even, the frets are dressed, the finish perfect. A look inside the sound hole and you can see the "Spanish Heel" construction.
    Pick it up and notice the balance. The neck doesn't feel appreciatively wider, almost a "Boatail" feel. I have big hands and the wider neck just fits perfect. It feels lighter than some guitars but very solid.
    Strum an open cord and you hear why solid wood "rules." The notes sound out clean and clear with a nice long sustain. There is a great balance between the bass and treble strings. Single notes sound distinct, the ebony fingerboard giving great separation. Note that the clarity of this guitar will force you to clean up your fingering - it does want a certain precision in playing style.
    The sound perception is not as "powerful" as a traditional dreadnought guitar, due to the "hybrid" bracing but there is an "airiness" that is unique to it compared to a D18. This guitar would allow you to play everything from Bach's "Bouree" to Steve Howe's "Mood for a Day" with a side trip to "Suite for Judy Blue Eyes."
    Comes with a really nice case with built in humidifier - just an added bonus

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    5.0

    Exceptional sound and a beauty as well

    By Mike

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fits
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • None to speak of

    Best Uses

    • Live performance
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Cordoba Acero D10 Acoustic Guitar:

    From the moment I first lifted it out of its fitted case I was taken by the high-end styling. The use of hardwood for binding is very striking. Looking inside you can tell this is built with care. The use of the "Spanish Heel" is very noticeable. The fingerboard is beautiful ebony, the frets all nice and level. Just what you expect from a high-end product
    Playing shows the reason solid wood rules. You can feel and hear the subtle difference between the "hybrid" bracing of this top and the traditional "X" bracing found on steel-string acoustics. Open strings ring with air, the notes have a huge sound space. Overall the sound is "softer" without quite the power of a traditional dreadnought but in return there is a bit more clarity. It is very balanced with the treble side not overshadowed by the bass side.
    For me the wider fingerboard fits my hand and fingers with a nice neck shape. The included strings might not be the best fit. The ebony fingerboard and clear sound will make you want to practice your fingering skills. But this guitar is very versatile, suited to "classical" as well as folk to "rock". It just looks amazing and the sound matches the visual excellence.

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