One of the flagship models in Cordoba’s Luthier series, the completely handmade C9 features a solid European spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides. Built in the style of Torres with Spanish fan bracing and Spanish heel construction, the C9 has the neck shape and flat fingerboard characteristic of traditional classical guitars. The C9 also features the Luthier series’ signature rosette, a mother-of-pearl inlay inspired by a Domingo Esteso rosette from the 1920s.
C9 SP Full Specs
Solid European spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, Indian rosewood bridge and binding, natural high gloss PU finish, 52 millimeter nut width, 650 millimeter scale length, Savarez Cristal Corum strings. Includes Cordoba hardfoam case. Also available with a solid cedar top (C9 CD).
Nylon string guitars are built more lightly than steel string guitars, allowing the soundboard to vibrate and resonate more freely. The fan bracing pattern 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. Like all Cordoba guitars, the C9 comes equipped with a lightweight, two-way truss rod that allows you to adjust the amount of relief in the guitar's neck.