Cordoba Espana FCWE - German Spruce Top

6-string Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar with Solid German Spruce Top, Solid Spanish Cypress Back and Sides, Spanish Cedar Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Natural
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An Immaculate Classic Flamenco Guitar

The Cordoba FCWE acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar is handbuilt in the traditional flamenco style for amazing playability. The nut width, scale length, and low action are all optimized for fantastic flamenco performance. You'll love the rich, complex tones provided by the European spruce top and cypress back and sides. A Spanish cedar neck with ebony fretboard complete the assortment of premium tonewoods. As a performance-focused guitar, the FCWE comes equipped with the Fishman Prefix Problend pickup system for natural sounding plugged-in tone. And elegant appointments like the hand-inlayed wooden rosette and Indian rosewood binding are further proof of Cordoba's impeccable attention to detail. You get all of the bright, snappy tone and fast-playing action that you'd expect from a premium flamenco guitar with the Cordoba FCWE acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar.

Cordoba FCWE Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar at a Glance:
  • Traditional flamenco construction
  • Fishman electronics
  • Handbuilt craftsmanship
Traditional flamenco construction:

The Cordoba FCWE is built to the traditional flamenco standard with a 1.968" nut width, 25.6" scale length, and ultra-low string action. The playability is fast and smooth - your fingers will where where the FCWE has been all your life.

Fishman electronics:

Cordoba's FCWE features Fishman's Prefix Problend pickup system for ultimate plugged-in tone. The Problend system combines a piezo pickup with an internal mic, allowing you to blend the two signals to taste. So you get the snappy bite and presence of a piezo pickup, with the naturally warm and organic tones you can only get with a microphone. You'll love how the FCWE sounds plugged-in.

Handbuilt craftsmanship:

The Cordoba FCWE is handbuilt by master craftsmen that know flamenco guitars inside and out. From the detailed, hand-inlayed wooden rosette to the carefully-set low string action, you'll appreciate the quality and care put into the FCWE from the moment you first play it.

Cordoba FCWE Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar Features:
  • Stunning reissue of a classic flamenco guitar with traditional playability and handbuilt quality
  • Handbuilt to traditional flamenco specifications for optimal performance and quality
  • Fishman Prefix Blend system gives you the best qualities of both piezo pickups and microphones
The Cordoba FCWE acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar is a flamenco player's dream come true!

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Thinline Flamenco
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish High Gloss Polyurethane
Top Wood Solid German Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Spanish Cypress
Body Bracing Flamenco-style
Binding Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood Spanish Cedar
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Cordoba Premium Gold tuners
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.968"
Overall Length 38.75"
Body Width 14.5" lower bout, 10.7" upper bout
Body Depth 2.7" lower, 2.5" upper
Electronics Fishman Prefix Problend System
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ
Case Included HumiCase Protege hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number GUFLCOR-02389

Customer Reviews

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Second Impressions

It's been 7 months since I described my first impressions. This guitar continues to grow on me (and my instructor). The quality and volume of the sound from such a small-body guitar really surprises me. It continues to open up. While the sound of most electric acoustics are enhanced by the Fishman Aura pedal (as is this one). I rarely use the pedal, because the sound stands so well on its own. Very easy to play. I use it strictly for classical, but the protective plastic gives me the option to use percussion and flamenco techniques. I really love it, and am not tempted in the least to look at anything else (sorry Sweetwater).
Music background: Intermediate Beginner.

¡Más flamenco!

Great action, with a dry, quick snap. Begs to be played fast. Rasgueados jump out and pop like machine gun fire. I dig it unplugged. It's still too early to tell how it responds plugged in (I just got it today), but the quick test I gave it through an amp was satisfactory. Looking forward to getting it onstage this coming weekend.
Music background: Professional guitarist

A Gem

I have been playing guitar since 1963, own a 1960 Les Paul, have had my share of Fenders and some very nice acoustic and classical guitars over the years (my father, a classical percussionist, owned music stores when I was growing up.) About a year ago I began looking for a Flamenco guitar that would also be useable in other styles as I compose jazz/classical/folk/bossa/rock, etc. songs with a strong fingerpicking style, and often with rasgueado, golpe, etc. I preferred the larger fretboard of a Flamenco to a steel string size fretboard, but not as wide as that of a classical guitar. I researched a few nylon Taylors and the Martin 000C, but the nut size is basically the same as a steel string guitar, making them more of a hybrid designed for steel players than a true Flamenco guitar. Since I live and teach in Okinawa, Japan, I did not have any way to try any of the guitars out. I did loads of research and after talking 5 or 6 times with Danny at Cordoba (very patient and enthusiastic about his guitars,) decided to give this guitar a try, sight unseen. I liked that it was handmade in Spain, had solid wood top, sides and back, ebony fingerboard and a cedar neck. I have never not tried out a guitar that I purchased, didn't know what to expect. The guitar arrived within a week (hats off to Sweetwater) in a very nice HumiCase and when I opened it, I immediately smelled sweet, fresh-cut wood. I picked the guitar up and was quite surprised at how light it was. Since it is a thin-body, I expected a thinner sound. I was very wrong. The resonance is rich, full, comparable to that of a full size guitar. I was also looking for rosewood rather than cypress as I didn't want the sound to be too bright. Again, I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of sound from the Spanish cypress, comparable to some very expensive nylon guitars I've owned/played. And then I plugged it in (I also purchased the Fishman Loudbox Artist, a great amp BTW) and was also impressed with the electronics, especially the mic and the blend. This guitar is a find, a gem; it is not a typical "factory" production model, but has the look and feel of a custom made instrument. I consider it to be very well made, lots of attention to detail, and is capable of being played in a wide range of musical styles. Though I might purchase a custom Flamenco in the future, I also wouldn't hesitate to purchase another Cordoba guitar. They didn't cut any corners on this model.

A Fantastic Guitar

The FCWE is an excellent guitar with an unexpectedly strong unplugged tone and an impressive sound through an amp or recording directly. You just cannot go wrong. Highly recommended.


This guitar sounded much better than what I thought ,once I plugged in to a guitar amp. I was able to get a great range of sound . The guitar is well built and play very well.
Music background: I play classical,acoustic, and electric.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars