Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE - Canadian Cedar Top

6-string Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Canadian Cedar Top, and 1.875" Nut Width - Gloss Finish
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A Great Balance of Form and Function

Cordoba's Fusion Orchestra CE acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar gives you the full-bodied sound and projection provided by the orchestra body style, with the convenient fret access allowed by its single cutaway. You'll love the sound of the Orchestra CE's Canadian cedar top and Indian rosewood back and sides. And while the sound is big and robust, the Orchestra CE plays fast and smooth thanks to its thinner 1-7/8" mahogany neck and 16" radius ebony fingerboard. Of course, Cordoba's attention to detail goes beyond the sound and feel of the guitar. The elegant Orchestra CE features a hand-inlayed rosette, light mahogany binding, and maple and ebony purfling for a stunning look. Whether you want a great looking and playing acoustic, or need a dependable acoustic-electric for playing live, you won't regret getting the Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar.

Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar at a Glance:
  • Fishman electronics
  • Premium tonewoods
  • Great looks and feel
Fishman electronics:

Your Cordoba Orchestra CE comes with a built-in Fishman Presys Blend pickup system for great plugged-in tone. Whether you're playing live or just want an easy way to record, you'll love how the Fishman Presys Blend system picks up every nuance of your performance. It even features a built-in tuner so you'll always sound your best.

Premium tonewoods:

While the Fusion Cordoba Orchestra CE is inexpensive for its class, Cordoba did not sacrifice quality materials. The Indian rosewood back and sides 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 spruce top. An ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge complete the elegant look.

Great looks and feel:

The Fusion Cordoba Orchestra CE is gorgeous to simply look at, from the detailed hand-inlayed rosette and maple binding to the silver 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 Orchestra CE was designed with playability in mind, and the great look is just the icing on the classical cake.

Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar Features:
  • Robust-sounding guitar that plays fast and smooth for an exceptional playing experience
  • Built-in Fishman Presys Blend pickup for natural sounding plugged-in performance
  • Premium, solid red cedar top for maximum tonality
  • Classic construction by Cordoba makes sure you'll enjoy playing this guitar for years to come
  • Comes with gig bag
Perform in style with the Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE acoustic-electric nylon-string guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Spanish Classic
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Top Wood Solid Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Fan Bracing
Binding Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Radius 16"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Silver Tuners with Ebony Buttons
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.875"
Overall Length 38.75"
Body Width 14.4" lower, 10.8" upper
Body Depth 3.9"
Electronics Fishman Presys Blend System
Strings Savarez Corum Alliance High Tension, 500AJ
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number GUFLCOR-05288

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Great Guitar

Just received this guitar. I have played regular classical guitar for many years. This sounds as good as my 47 year old Aria. I haven't even plugged it in yet. The workmanship and beauty of the guitar coupled with the outstanding sound make it well worth the price.
Music background: Self taught professional
5/5

Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE-Cedar Top--ecxellent buy

I’ve been playing professionally and teaching guitar for over 30 years and have played most styles. I’ve had my Orchestra Fusion now for about two weeks. It arrived double boxed and on time. The guitar was in great condition and almost in tune. Acoustically, it sounds wonderful--very resonant and balanced. Currently, I play mainly hollow body electric for classic jazz and blues, and I was looking for a guitar to augment my sound into the Latin and gypsy-jazz realms. The neck feels very comfortable; the frets are well-dressed with no sharp fret ends. The 16-inch radius and slightly narrower width really help a non-classical player like me. Another bonus is how thin, in terms of depth, the neck is. Nevertheless, I did have to have the guitar’s action adjusted because it was too high for me. The Cordoba web site recommends there be two quarters’ clearance at the twelfth fret, but there was more. Once professionally set up, the guitar plays much better, but this did add to the price. Now, about the electronics: The Cordoba website is very helpful in providing information about how to adjust the pickup system. The Fishman system has an under-saddle pickup and a mic, plus a control to balance the two outputs. There is also an internal pot that claims to give more emphasis to either pickup, but I found that it did a minimal job in that regard. In general, the amplified sound is very close to the acoustic. One odd thing is that the mic is much louder than the under saddle pickup. I use a looper and noticed that vocals will come through the mic unless you turn the mic off. I also tried putting an L.R. Baggs Para-acoustic D.I. between the Cordoba and my Quilter Aviator amp and found the tonal quality much improved. Overall, in spite of the added cost of set up, this beautiful guitar is a great value. Plus, the folks at Sweetwater were very helpful. I hope this review helps others!
5/5

First Impressions

Just got this guitar. Beautiful, easy to play, smooth, full sound with good nylon string bite when pushed. Fusion neck seems just right : my old fingers can't stretch easily on my classical anymore and can't squeeze cleanly onto the fretboard of my steel string acoustic anymore either. The neck in this is just wide enough to finger cleanly and not too wide to thumb. Chose the CE Cedar for the deeper body, the pretty rosewood, and the mellower cedar tone. Sides and back are laminated but that adds stability in a guitar I want to keep out year-round. Detail, finish could not be nicer, thank you China and thank you Cordoba for an excellent design and a manufacturing approach that made it affordable. First impressions, yes. But anyone who has played a ton of guitars knows whether it's a good one right when you pick it up or take it off the wall. This is a good one. Thank you Charlie Davis. Your experience is always helpful.
5/5

Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE

This guitar purchase has been one of my best experiences to date. I have played a traditional classical guitar with electronics for years. Also, a Ramerez hand made Italian classical guitar with no electronics. There are a host of wonderful features on the Fusion Orchestra. Playablility is awesome. It took about a day to adjust to the more narrow neck and string width of this instrument. No more hand cramps from over arching the left hand to make chords or play complicated passages. My scale speed went up dramatically and the tone rivals the Italian Ramerez guitar I used to have. The electronics are fantastic. You can dial yourself in to where you can't even tell you are playing through an amplifyer except for the added volume. The slight curve to the fretboard makes barr chords much easier on this instrument as well. The body is a slight bit narrower than the Takamine (close to the G5 series) guitar I owned, but there was no comparison on body of tone. The deep rich notes are like diving into a deep pool of sound. This guitar can get loud as well when not plugged in. It is a joy to play. I play multiple styles and have finally found the guitar that can handle the breadth of my repitoire. From Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Classic Rock instrumentals, this guitar speaks loud and clear. My service engineer Tad was a blessing through the whole process. I have never purchased an instrument on-line before, but Tad made this a most pleasant experience. Sweetwater has found themselves a new custome for life. Also, the guitar is beautiful and sounds as good as it looks...The wood choices and craftsmandship are superb! (Plus, I know what fret I'm on.....sneaky sneaky:) )
Music background: Professional Jazz/Classical/Rock guitar. Studio musician in Nashville from 1980-1987. Received formal music training at Morehead State University, Ky. I have played professionally for 40 years.
5/5

If You Can Find One, Buy it!!!

I can't believe the quality of this guitar for this price!!! Anyone familiar with Luthier Kenny Hill would not believe that for about what you would pay in sales tax for one of his masterpieces, you can buy this extraordinary instrument. Designed in California and built in China, yes, I said the C word! But I have never seen this level of build quality from any Asian builder ever!! When you first pick it up, you can feel how lightly it is built which makes this little guitars voice strong and bell-like. The cedar top gives it a beautiful tonal balance and warmth that sounds like it costs much more. It does have a urethane finish but it is very light and perfectly applied, unlike many other Chinese built acoustics. The Fishman onboard electronics are just about perfect for this instrument and once again add to the overall value. The neck feels just right for this this old steel string player and the high tension Savarez stings complete the package. One word of advice, I would order the Cordoba Humidified Archtop case with this guitar because of the very light build. It could be damaged by too much dry winter indoor air.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars