The Rose belongs to Cordoba’s Fusion Series, a line of high-quality crossover or hybrid-style nylon string guitars designed to play and feel like steel string acoustics. Most notably, the necks are ca... Read More
The Rose belongs to Cordoba’s Fusion Series, a line of high-quality crossover or hybrid-style nylon string guitars designed to play and feel like steel string acoustics. Most notably, the necks are carved thinner than traditional Spanish-style “classical” guitars and have a nut width of 48 mm (1-7/8 in.). With the option of 12 or 14 frets to the body on most models, these slimmer dimensions combined with a radiused fingerboard give the Fusion Series the feel and playability that most steel string and electric guitar players are used to. Tonally the Fusion Series models have all the warmth, body, and resonance that traditional "classical" nylon string guitars are known for, and are built using traditional Spanish guitar methods like domed soundboards and fan bracing patterns in the design.
Additional features include cutaway and non-cutaway body styles, Fishman or B-Band pickups, two-way adjustable truss rods, and Savarez Corum Alliance strings that offer the higher tension feel that most crossover players are looking for. Cordoba’s Fusion Series was first to effectively merge the feel of a steel string with the tone of a "classical" guitar, and with a variety of wood options and finishes, is one of the most comprehensive line of crossover style nylon string hybrids on the market.
The Rose is built with a solid Indian rosewood top and Indian rosewood back and sides. The neck has 12 frets or 14 to the body (14 Rose), and has an ebony fingerboard. The bridge, binding, and headstock overlay are made of Indian rosewood, and the rosette is hand inlaid using maple and rosewood rings. The 12 Rose is equipped with the Fishman Presys Blend pickup, and includes a deluxe Cordoba gig bag.
The 12 fret model more closely resembles a traditional classical guitar, and allows the bridge to sit a bit further back on the soundboard, where resonance is optimized for a large sound with long sustain. The 14 fret model has a more familiar upper register for steel string players. The bridge is shifted slightly forward from the center of the soundboard, increasing ease of playability for the steel string or electric player. More frets are exposed, creating an easier territory for soloing.
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Comments about Cordoba Fusion 12 Rose Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:
If you are looking for a guitar that makes it easy to transition into a nylon string sound without a big learning curve, get this guitar! The features that set it apart: *Thinner Neck at the nut width & from fretboard to back compared to other Classical or Nylon Stringed Guitars *Radiused Neck, Nut & Bridge Saddle (feels more like a steel or electric) *Microphone in the body and Piezo pickup for amplification with blend knob allows a more natural acoustic sound than straight piezo pickup *Fret Markers all the way down (many Classical guitars forgo this and even other Cordobas end at the 9th fret *Additional fret over the soundhole for the high E and B strings This guitar plays great, sounds amazing and is much easier to play compared to my old 1979 Hofner Classical. There is no fret buzz and the action is perfect for playability and even rocking some blues bends! I can't recommend this guitar enough as it is absolutely beautiful and makes me sound better than I am!
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