Cordoba Guitars?

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Cordoba Guitars?

Post by robkay15 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:32 pm

I was looking for a nylon string guitar for playing some classical and some jerry reed, atkins style of music, many people seem to go for the cordobas, any thoughts?
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Mollbarre » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:03 am

I bought one 6 weeks ago! :D

Love it!

I had never heard of Cordoba, until I saw this one at the guitar shop - while picking up my new mandolin :lol: . I didn't need a 2nd guitar, but - in addition to it's good looks, it sounds great. My guitar teacher commented the other day on it's sound quality as well. I did however, get the crossover. I found my 'standard' classical too big - and had quit trying to learn (I play other instruments). The crossover is manageable...I'm all keen to learn again! My calluses are coming along nicely! :mrgreen:

When I joined this site a couple of weeks ago - I noticed Cordoba was one of the top factory picks! Must say something!
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by stratlanta » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:22 am

I played a cutaway Cordoba in a local guitar store a month or so and really liked it. Almost walked out with it and still may pick one up. Played well and sounded nice. It struck me as a nice “all ‘rounder”.
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by metrognome » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:28 am

I am quite happy with my Cordoba. It is a C5. Lovely instrument!
Tune it up!

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by robkay15 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 am

I had a bit of a shock when i saw the price of this one....
[Mod note: Commercial link removed. (Cordoba Master Series Hauser Natural at Guitar Village for £4,499)]

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by J.W.C. » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:30 am

I recently bought a C9 Parlor and have been pleased with it. Very nice instrument for the price.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Mollbarre » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:16 pm

robkay15 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 am
I had a bit of a shock when i saw the price of this one....
[Mod note: Commercial link removed. (Cordoba Master Series Hauser Natural at Guitar Village for £4,499)]

Rob
The MSRP is $4800...

So - would this still be considered a "cheap" guitar, in the guitar world? :wink:

Dumb question maybe, but I'm trying to get a feel for perceptions.
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by CarbonElitist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:14 pm

Mollbarre wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:16 pm
The MSRP is $4800...

So - would this still be considered a "cheap" guitar, in the guitar world? :wink:

Dumb question maybe, but I'm trying to get a feel for perceptions.
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by MarkInLA » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:02 pm

A C7 is a laminate. A C9 is all solid wood, mahogany back and sides. I believe top is ceder or spruce. A C10 is all solid, ceder/spruce top, rosewood back and sides. C12, I'm not too sure what makes it different than a C10. But it's about $200 more...
I play a C10 and love it. Some claim the poli finish chokes the sound or such. This is so wrong, when the poli must be 1/4 the thickness of cellophane. These guitars are loud and have deep bass. Buy the C10 and fuggeddaboudit !

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Luuttuaja » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:35 pm

I bought a C 10 Spruce and I absolutely love the sound! Such amazing trebles! Perhaps the poly finish is a bit thick but otherwise I can't really find much to complain about. I'm happy I now bought a spruce top guitar, as the sound is very much the one I want.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by DonnyDorsal » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 am

I have a C9 cedar top and it has a warm, lovely tone that is keeping my other more expensive guitars in their cases.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Paul Janssen » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:55 pm

MarkInLA wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:02 pm
A C7 is a laminate. A C9 is all solid wood, mahogany back and sides. I believe top is ceder or spruce. A C10 is all solid, ceder/spruce top, rosewood back and sides. C12, I'm not too sure what makes it different than a C10. But it's about $200 more...
I play a C10 and love it. Some claim the poli finish chokes the sound or such. This is so wrong, when the poli must be 1/4 the thickness of cellophane. These guitars are loud and have deep bass. Buy the C10 and fuggeddaboudit !
The C10 is a traditional "Spanish Style" guitar with fan bracing.
The C12 is lattice braced with an elevated fretboard.

Whether the C12 is better than the C10 comes down to personal opinion/preference. But arguably it is more time consuming making a lattice braced guitar with an elevated fretboard which accounts for part of the price increase (supply/demand and marketing come in to play as well).

EDIT: I meant to add that I recently played 3 Cordoba Ukuleles (2 x 30T and 1 x 35T). All three were excellent and I could have easily walked away with any of them had I have had the money. I know these are not classical guitars however they are built using traditional guitar building processes including using a Spanish heel. Fit, finish & playability were A+ as was the tone. Based on this experience I would have no hesitation including Cordoba on my audition list if I were in the market for a better than average factory built classical guitar.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Gorn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:45 pm

Sorry to be the grinch. I played some Cordobas up to approx. EUR 1'200 in a shop and was very disappointed (volume, sound). Doesn''t know the model numbers anymore, one was a flamenca. When testing Manuel Rodríguez guitars in that price range, they all had better response and sound.
Apart from that, I was very impressed by cheap Alhambras (around EUR 350.-) when looking for a beginner's guitar for a friend.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Dave » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:28 am

+1 on the Cordobas, I have the Studio Negra. I know a guy who has the C5 CE, that was a nice guitar too, I've seen those go for around $250 used. Both models have a good amplified sound.
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by MarkInLA » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 am

Luuttuaja wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:35 pm
I bought a C 10 Spruce and I absolutely love the sound! Such amazing trebles! Perhaps the poly finish is a bit thick but otherwise I can't really find much to complain about. I'm happy I now bought a spruce top guitar, as the sound is very much the one I want.
As I stated above, the poli finish is probably 1/4 the thickness of cellophane ! How restrictive can that be ?

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