After some problems with FedEx (not anything you could have helped with) I finally got the guitar. The guitar arrived in perfect condition and though I prefer the look of cedar, the spruce model it is still a beautiful instrument and I much prefer the tone of the spruce. The strings still have some stretching to do but I have got it tuned and have tried it out. I could not be happier with the sound and tone of this guitar. It is exactly what I was looking for. The clear almost bell like tones of the treble are delightful. I currently have a steel string Taylor which I have been attempting to use to get into more classical playing but I could not get the sound I was looking for out of it. I believe this Cordoba will be my go to guitar for some time.