Cordoba Guitars Introduces Steel-String Models, New Parlor Guitars, and Updated Crossover Series
Santa Monica, CA (December 13, 2013) -- Due to the great success of Córdoba’s Luthier Series, an affordable line of all solid, concert level instruments, Córdoba is proud to announce the C9 Crossover and C10 Crossover. Córdoba’s C9 and C10 serve as the heart of the Luthier series; both are offered with the choice of a solid European spruce or solid Canadian cedar top, paired with either solid mahogany (C9) or solid Indian rosewood (C10) back and sides. The Crossover models feature a 48mm nut width, radiused fingerboard, and hand-carved mahogany neck with a thinner profile. The foundation of the Luthier Series rests upon building methods such as the Spanish Heel, hand-carved necks and braces, and domed soundboards which are built on a traditional solera. All models in the Luthier Series feature a mother-of-pearl hand-inlaid rosette inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso rosette, and include a humidified hardshell case.
C9 Crossover – Street $799 C10 Crossover – Street $999
Córdoba has increased their offering of parlor size guitars, targeting the player looking for the feel, comfort, and ease of playability that a smaller instrument provides. On the heels of the Córdoba Torres and C9 Parlor, Córdoba is excited to announce the launch of the C10 Parlor, a new size option for the best-selling C10. Featuring a solid Canadian cedar or European spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, the C10 Parlor has a slightly reduced body size and scale length (630mm). It is handmade by a small team of builders in a boutique workshop, using traditional Spanish construction techniques such as the Spanish heel, hand carved neck and braces, and a domed soundboard built on a traditional solera. Like all models in Córdoba’s Luthier series, the C10 Parlor features the signature mother-of-pearl hand-inlaid rosette inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso rosette, a two-way adjustable truss rod, Córdoba’s premium black and gold tuning machines, and a deluxe Córdoba humidified archtop wood case.
C10 Parlor Specs: Solid Canadian cedar or European spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, natural high gloss PU finish, 50mm nut width, 630mm scale length, Savarez Cristal Corum strings. Includes deluxe Córdoba humidified archtop wood case.
Córdoba Guitars is proud to launch the Acero series, their first steel string line comprised of six dreadnought models. Córdoba approached these guitars from a classical guitar building perspective, using a Spanish heel neck joint along with a hybrid Spanish fan and X-bracing pattern. These design features offer a lighter weight and more stable heel joint that increases resonance. The hybrid fan/X-bracing pattern allows the top to move freely with an explosive attack and rich, warm tone reminiscent of a nylon string guitar. Each model is built with either a solid Sitka spruce or solid Engelmann spruce top, with the options of solid mahogany, solid rosewood, or solid acacia back and sides. Select models feature the Acoustic Fidelity System (AFS), Córdoba’s new proprietary pickup that offers both piezo and mic blending capabilities.
The Acero Series Lineup: D9 – Street $699 D9-CE – Street $849 D10 – Street $849 D10-CE – Street $999 D11 – Street $899 D11-CE – Street $1049
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