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Cordoba C12: Comparing solid European spruce and Canadian cedar Topsplay button

Cordoba C12: Comparing solid European spruce and Canadian cedar Tops

Cordoba C12 Demo: Comparing solid Canadian Cedar and solid European Spruce tops #2play button

Cordoba C12 Demo: Comparing solid Canadian Cedar and solid European Spruce tops #2

Natalia (Vals Venezolano No. 3) - Cordoba C12 CD Demo by Tavi Jinariuplay button

Natalia (Vals Venezolano No. 3) - Cordoba C12 CD Demo by Tavi Jinariu

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The Cordoba C12 CD classical guitar fuses old world craftsmanship with cutting edge design. This nylon string guitar features a solid cedar top with an intricate hand inlaid pearloid rosette, inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso design. The solid Indian rosewood back incorporates a striking flamed maple wedge for visual depth. Modern changes include an elevated ebony fingerboard and adjustable truss rod, allowing effortless access to higher frets. The C12 CD's lattice braced top and premium tonewoods produce rich, balanced tones with a quick response. For musicians seeking an heirloom quality classical guitar with contemporary playability, the Cordoba C12 CD is an unparalleled choice.

Hand Selected Tonewoods Deliver a Lifetime of Beauty

The C12 CD's solid Canadian cedar top and Indian rosewood back and sides are hand selected for visual beauty and tonal excellence. The cedar top provides a quick response and harmonic tones, while the rosewood back and sides add warmth, depth and projection. A flamed maple wedge between the rosewood back plates creates an eye catching accent. These premium tonewoods only improve with age, giving the C12 CD a voice that will mature over decades of playing.

Lattice Bracing Opens Up the Sound

Cordoba's signature lattice bracing supports the C12 CD's solid cedar top, allowing it to vibrate freely. This bracing style produces open, resonant tones with a quick bloom. The bracing pattern includes a series of small wooden slats that help transmit string energy to the top. The result is a broad tonal range and sustain, with clear, ringing highs and a rich low end.

Playability Enhancements Provide Effortless Action

While the C12 CD has a traditional nylon string shape and appointments, Cordoba incorporated several playability enhancements. An elevated ebony fingerboard allows comfortable access beyond the 10th fret. An adjustable truss rod helps keep the neck straight under string tension. A slightly narrower 52mm nut width suits players transitioning from steel string acoustics. These attributes, combined with a lightweight build and ergonomic contours, result in an instrument that is a joy to play for long periods.

Includes a Custom Cordoba Case

The C12 CD comes with a Cordoba humidified archtop hard case to properly protect your investment. The case's arched lid provides extra headroom for the guitar's fretboard extension. An integrated humidifier helps keep the solid woods stable in any climate. With gold hardware and a plush black interior, the case is an attractive complement to the guitar's aesthetic.

Cordoba C12 CD Classical Guitar Natural
Cordoba C12 CD Classical Guitar Natural
Cordoba C12 CD Classical Guitar Natural

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  • Top: Canadian cedar
  • Back & Sides: Solid Indian rosewood with flamed maple wedge
  • Binding/Bridge: Maple 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/Ebony fingerboard/ Traditional (Classical) Style Neck
  • Truss Rod: Yes
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
  • Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")
  • Fret Marker Inlays: Mother-of-pearl at 5, 7, 9
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone
  • Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
  • Bracing/Build: Lattice Bracing
  • Body Width & Length: 290mm (11.4") at upper bout, 370mm (14.6") at lower bout
  • 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 in High Tension 500CJ
  • Comes with a hardshell Cordoba humidified archtop case