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Cordoba C9 Dolce Parlor 7/8 size - Canadian Cedar Top Reviews

5.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews
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  • from December 27, 2016

    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.

  • from Oregon, USA February 15, 2014Music Background:

    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!

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