Cordoba C9 Parlor, Dolce Natural

7/8-size 6-string Acoustic Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Mahogany Back and Sides, Canadian Cedar Top, 1.96" Nut Width, and Polyfoam Case - Natural
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A 7/8-sized Classical Guitar

Enjoy rich tone and exquisite craftsmanship with the Cordoba C9 Parlor! The 7/8-sized Cordoba C9 Parlor is an excellent value in a nylon-string acoustic guitar. The handmade C9 Parlor sports mahogany back and sides with a Canadian cedar top, for rich tones with a lively presence. And the solid mahogany neck provides excellent sustain and detail. No matter your experience level, you'll love the attention to detail and excellent playability of the C9 Parlor. And with the gloss polyurethane finish, Indian rosewood binding, and a stylish rosette, the C9 Parlor looks as good as it plays. The Cordoba C9 Parlor even comes with a humidified hard case!

Cordoba C9 Parlor Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Traditional design
  • Quality tonewoods
  • Great look, great playability
Traditional design

The Cordoba C9 Parlor doesn't skimp on construction. The handmade C9 Parlor features a slightly smaller, 7/8-sized traditional classical guitar design, including the solid Canadian cedar top (choice top wood for classical guitars) and Spanish-style fan bracing. Fan bracing is preferred for classical guitars over lattice bracing, as it allows the guitar's top to vibrate more freely while still providing evenly balanced tone.

Quality tonewoods

The Cordoba C9 Parlor's solid mahogany back and sides set a powerful tonal foundation for the solid 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. A rosewood fingerboard and Indian rosewood bridge complete the elegant look.

Great look, great playability

The Cordoba C9 Parlor is gorgeous to simply look at, from the detailed mother-of-pearl "Esteso" rosette inlay and Indian rosewood binding to the gold tuners with ebony buttons. And you'll love how the gloss finish shows off the Indian rosewood body and Canadian cedar top. But looks aren't everything, the C9 Parlor was designed with playability in mind, and the great look is just the icing on the classical cake.

Cordoba C9 Parlor Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Handmade 7/8-sized classical guitar
  • Traditional Spanish fan bracing provides a balanced, lively sound
  • Mahogany back and sides for full-bodied frequency response
  • Canadian cedar top for excellent definition and projection
  • Polyfoam case included
Get premium tonewoods at a great price with the Cordoba C9 Parlor nylon-string classical guitar!

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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 Mahogany
Body Bracing Fan Bracing
Binding Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Traditional
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Mother of Pearl Side Position Markers
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 24.8"
Tuning Machines Cordoba Premium Gold tuners
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.96"
Overall Length 38"
Body Width 10.6"
Body Depth 3.6" - 3.7"
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Case Included Polyfoam
Manufacturer Part Number GUCLCOR-05274

Customer Reviews

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Cordoba c9 parlor

Ordered this 7/8 size as I am petite with arthritis in hands. My first guitars I ordered were both cordoba cadets and protégé 3/4 size. They were both nce and good sounds with nice workmanship. I am a beginner and in my 60,,so. . My husband has all so ordered Taylor baby,gs mini hog, and cordoba mini nylon string. All we can say we are loyal customers and Ryan is our special rep.the c9 parlor was ordered a week before Christmas and they were just waiting for their next inventory. WEll to our surprise we received it today Dec 27,2016!,,,!, the picures dont do this justice, the finish and workmanship is beautiful. I WANT TO THANK ALL PERSONNEL FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND EXCELLENT 55 POINT SET UP ON ALL OUR GEAR. MUCH HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MAY ALL RECEIVE MANY BLESSINGS IN YHE YEAR AHEAD. BEST REGARDS ALLIE AND STEVE, IN FLORIDA you won't go wrong with the c9 parlor and the beautiful padded hard case. The sounds are wonderful to,hear and I look forward to, learning classical and folk music.hugs are sent to all.
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Beautiful sound & construction, perfect for smaller players!

I recently started studying classical guitar after years spent playing steel string in a much less academic attitude and approach. I chose the Cordoba C9 Dolce (this year it's been renamed C9 Parlor) due to its smaller size (body is 7/8) and slightly thinner neck (just under 2", non-radiused) and smaller scale (630mm)---great for gals like me with smaller hands. I didn't want to start out my foray into classical studies with a total beginner type model, so after much research decided on this higher-priced guitar to start out with good sound and quality in construction. I was hesitant to buy a guitar without seeing/hearing it in person, but I took the risk and was not disappointed----I loved the guitar right out of the box and after a month, she's become a cozy friend. First of all, the Cordoba C9 Dolce/Parlor comes with a well-made case with a built-in humidifier thingy that's easy to maintain. The guitar itself is lightweight, the finish (French polish) is beautiful but quite fragile (my advice is to be sure to put a cloth at the far side of the bridge when changing strings, in case you break a string and it snaps the finish--uh, like I did!). The factory-set action was neither too high nor too low; I prefer lower action so I filed the bone saddle slightly the first week; wanting it even lower but not wanting to sacrifice the original Cordoba saddle, the third week I got a Tusq replacement saddle (Classical/Low, compensated) and filed it lower, did a very minimal adjustment of the truss rod and voila---perfect for me. The neck played straight and true before I made all the adjustments, and played just as well after I fiddled with the saddle---no buzzing at all on any string/fret, in tune throughout. The sound of the guitar itself if very sweet---cedar-top mellow, warm, the basses resonant and the trebles clear and pretty. I switched out some strings each week to experiment and decided the recommended Savarez High tension Cristal Corum were best---they give a good even balance between the basses/trebles. After the initial break-in of new strings, the guitar stays in tune well.I would definitely recommend the Cordoba C9 Dolce/Parlor for someone taking a serious approach to classical guitar---you'll get to enjoy the quality and ease of playability, and it's a very good starting point before you decide if your classical ambitions warrant you buying a more expensive guitar. I'm extremely happy with my purchase. Oh--and I appreciated the phone call and communication with my Sweet Water rep--that's a great customer service touch and I'll definitely buy from them again. Happy playing!
Music background: Hobbyist/Student
See also: Classic Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars