Cordoba Acero Steel String Guitars
Córdoba Guitars launch the Acero acoustic guitar series, a new line of steel string guitars with six dreadnought models.
Cordoba C9 and C10 Crossover
These new steel string guitars are built using classical guitar building approach, having features such as the Spanish heel neck joint, and the use of a bracing that combines traditional Torres style Spanish fan and modern X-bracing techniques.
Elaborating on the distinct features of the Acero series, Cordoba said that the Spanish Heel construction method "offers a lighter weight and more stable heel joint that increases resonance and is less prone to movement as the guitar ages". The combined use of traditional Spanish style bracing and modern X-bracing is described as providing more top movement.
With a price range of $700 to $1,050, all the guitars in this series feature all-solid wood construction. More affordable models come with solid Sitka spruce while more premium models feature solid Englemann spruce top.
If you are looking for a more traditional sound and look, you can go for models that have solid mahogany back and sides, while more premium options like solid rosewood and solid acacia are also available. The models also come either with an ebony fretboard or with a rosewood one.
The models all feature the same specs, featuring a scale length of 25.5", 45mm nut width, Tusq nut and saddle and Grover tuners.
Córdoba Acero Series:
D9 – Street $699
D9-CE – Street $849
D10 – Street $849
D10-CE – Street $999
D11 – Street $899
D11-CE – Street $1049
Acoustic-electric models are labeled as CE and they feature a cutaway body with the onboard preamp controls situated on the side facing the player.
The CE models come with Cordoba's proprietary pickup system called Acoustic Fidelity System (AFS). It features both piezo and mic blending capabilities, something that is normally only found on expensive high-end instruments. The piezo and microphone combination is ideal for getting the best amplified representation of the acoustic guitar's acoustic sound.
For more information on these steel string acoustic guitars, visit Cordoba Guitars.
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