The Cordoba C9 Cedar Top Classical Guitar is an all-solid Spanish style guitar featuring either a Canadian cedar or European spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Handmade in a small boutique workshop, it's the perfect choice for serious classical guitarists, or any player looking to upgrade to a concert-level instrument at an affordable price. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Córdoba".)
The C9 is built with a traditional Spanish fan bracing and Spanish heel construction to allow for a responsive soundboard and full vibration throughout the entire body. The punchy midrange of the mahogany body accentuates the woodiness of the overall tone. The C9 has a C-shape neck and flat fingerboard characteristic of traditional classical guitars, but also includes modern features such as a two-way truss rod for long-term neck stability.
Delicate aesthetic touches like its 1920s-inspired pearloid rosette add a touch of vintage elegance. Other stand-out features such as a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, red purfling, high gloss finish, Savarez Cristal Corum strings, and a lightweight polyfoam case makes this a Cordoba best-seller and a guitar you'll play for a lifetime.
Top: Solid Canadian Cedar (Click here for spruce top)
Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany
Fret Dots at Frets: V, VII, & IX
Rosette: Mother-of-Pearl & Ebony "Esteso" Weave
Tuners: Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines
Truss Rod: Two-way Adjustable, 4mm
Bracing: Spanish Fan Bracing
Finish: High Gloss PU
Case: Cordoba Polyfoam Case
Made in China
Just call me smiley. Grinning from ear to ear. Could not be happier with my new Courdoba C9. It plays, looks and sounds amazing. And just as important was the prompt and excellent handling from the good people at XGuitars. In Las Vegas here we call this a Jackpot. 5 Stars for XGuitars
We ordered the exact one from Amazon and it was damaged as one of the strings broke when we received, so we had to return it. We figured we should order it from the Cordoba site directly instead. We are very happy with the quality and the care of this guitar order. I write a review to encourage your company to keep on doing a good job like this, take good care of the instruments for shipping.
Thank you. The guitar sounded perfect and it was beautiful without a scratch! Highly recommended!
I just received my Cordoba C9 Guitar in the mail. I was somewhat reluctant to make a purchase this way as I have never purchased a guitar without playing it before; moreover, this guitar is made in China so I was concerned about quality issues. I can assure you my concerns were unfounded. Geoff was very supportive through the entire process and provided a level of support that went above and beyond. He treated me as though I were buying a Luthier made guitar even though the C9 is at a student guitar price point. That being said, the guitar itself is remarkable, it arrived free of blemishes and the finish level was very high. The components are high quality and the tonewoods are superb. I ordered a model with a Cedar top, again a first for me. The tone is warm and lush, but with good note separation, the guitar itself is light as a feather and resonates in your hands without even being played. The setup again surprised me, a nearby shop is selling a C9 so I took the opportunity to check that guitar out. It was also a lovely guitar but the Cordoba models there had very high actions, so I was expecting to have to make adjustments as I normally would to any new guitar. Not the case with this guitar, it arrived with the saddle a bit lower than the ones in the chain store, frets well dressed and smooth with the perfect amount of relief; to say I am very happy with this purchase would be an understatement.
I did want to point out that this guitar is in fact solid wood and not laminate back and sides. I verified this through the manufacturer and it is evidenced by the two piece construction used on the back. This is a bonus! I have been playing about 40 years and received some formal training in classical guitar, but more or less played more mainstream music. Recently I have wanted to get back into classical guitar and devote more time to adding some more advanced arrangements to my repertoire. this is the perfect instrument to do it with. Thanks Geoff and X- Guitars!