One of the original models in Cordobas Luthier series, the Cordoba C9 is built with the choice of a solid Canadian cedar top or solid European spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides. The C9 features a fan bracing pattern, which gives the center of the soundboard more surface area to vibrate and respond to the tension of the strings. A more responsive soundboard makes the guitar louder, and provides better tone. The C9 is the perfect choice for the serious classical guitarist, or for any player looking to upgrade to a concert-level instrument at an affordable price.
Like every guitar in the Luthier series, the C9 is built with Spanish heel construction, where the top of the guitar is attached to the neck, the sides are added next, and the guitars body is sealed by the installation of the back. This construction feature allows the entire instrument to vibrate as one unified piece. The C9 has the neck shape and flat fingerboard characteristic of traditional classical guitars, and includes the added benefit of a two-way truss rod built into the neck. Cordoba recently expanded upon the C9, offering two new options that appeal to guitarists from all backgrounds: the C9 Parlor, which has a 7/8 size body shape and 50mm nut width, and the C9 Crossover, which is a full size guitar with a slim neck profile, radiused fingerboard, and 48mm nut width.
Top: Solid Canadian ceder
Back & Sides: Solid mahogany
Binding/Bridge: Indian rosewood 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 / Rosewood fingerboard
Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable, 4mm
Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")
String Spacing at Saddle: 59mm
Fret Marker Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl at 5, 7, 9
Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
Bracing/Build: Spanish fan bracing
Body Width & Length: 290mm (11.4") at upper bout, 370mm (14.6") at lower bout
Overall Length: 39"
Body Depth: 95mm (3.7") at upper bout, 97mm (3.8") at lower bout
Tuning Machines: Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines
Case: Cordoba Polyfoam Case
The guitar had a minor bridge repair (re-glue) by an Authorized Technician. It does not affect the guitars play-ability or structural integrity in any way. It also has a small finish imperfection on the top edge. Otherwise, it is in near mint condition. The actual guitar for sale is shown in the pictures
We are an authorized dealer for brand approved manufacturer refurbished guitars. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer or distributor to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected, set up and cleared by a certified technician. They are sent there for many reasons, including: returns, cosmetic flaws, minor repairs, surplus & discontinued or last years models. The guitars serial number may be partially altered and/or replaced and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" by the authorized refurbishing center per manufacturer agreements.