Cordoba C12, Canadian Cedar Top

6-string Acoustic Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Cedar Top, Rosewood Back and Sides with Flame Maple Wedge, 2" Nut Width, and Hard Case - Gloss Finish
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A Lattice-braced Classical Guitar

The handmade Cordoba C12 nylon-string classical guitar fuses modern elements with traditional design. It starts with a solid Indian rosewood back and sides with a flame maple center wedge and a lattice-braced solid Canadian cedar top, for rich tones with a lively presence. The mahogany neck with an extended fingerboard provides better access to upper frets and excellent sustain. For a remarkably beautiful guitar that performs as good as it looks, get the Cordoba C12.

Cordoba C12 Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Modern elements meet traditional design
  • Premium tonewoods deliver big tone
  • Great look, great playability
Modern elements meet traditional design

Cordoba incorporated a few modern design elements into the C12, giving it a distinct voice and greater playability. The Cordoba C12 features a lattice-braced top. Lattice bracing increases a guitars projection and sensitivity. You'll also enjoy increased access to the upper frets and increased playability from the C12's raised fingerboard.

Premium tonewoods deliver big tone

You'll love the rich, full tone of the Cordoba C12's premium tonewoods. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides with a flame maple center wedge set a powerful tonal foundation for the solid Canadian cedar top, giving you the right balance of warmth and brightness. The neck is solid mahogany, for maximum transfer of string energy to the cedar top. An ebony fingerboard and Indian rosewood bridge complete the elegant look.

Great look, great playability

The Cordoba C12 is gorgeous to simply look at, from the detailed mother-of-pearl "Esteso" rosette inlay and maple binding to the gold tuners with ebony buttons. And you'll love how the gloss lacquer finish shows off the Indian rosewood body and Canadian cedar top. But looks aren't everything, the C12 was designed with playability in mind, and the great look is just the icing on the classical cake.

Cordoba C12 Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Handmade classical guitar with premium tonewoods
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides with a flame maple center wedge for full-bodied frequency response
  • Solid Canadian cedar top for excellent definition and projection
  • Combines elegance detailing with premium tonewoods and classic construction methods for an amazingly playable guitar
  • Modern design elements include lattice bracing and a raised fingerboard
  • Natural lacquer finish will allow the cedar top to mature its tone over the years
  • Humidified hard case included
Modern elements meet classic design in the Cordoba C12.

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Spanish Classic
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Top Wood Solid Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Solid Indian Rosewood with Flame Maple Center Wedge
Body Bracing Lattice Bracing
Binding Maple
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Traditional
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother of Pearl Side Position Markers
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Cordoba Premium Gold tuners
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 2.04"
Overall Length 39"
Body Width 14.6"
Body Depth 3.7"-3.8"
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Case Included Humidified Archtop Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 06540

Customer Reviews

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This is a beautiful guitar which has a great tone to back it up. It's quality surpasses some of the more price exceeding guitar brands. Overall great instrument with great tone and it's definitely worth the buy.
Music background: Student

A Pleasure to Play

After spending time with this instrument at Sweetwater I found myself wanting more. The ease of playing was a tribute to the great setup and I found the very sound appealing - darker and richer than my memory of the sound of the spruce version I tried around six months ago. For some types of music it may offer too little resistance to the player, but for me as a recreational classical player it was a great pleasure. I have a few more instruments to compare but will definitely keep this one in the running.
Music background: Recreational Performer
See also: Classic Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars