As each person’s individual goals and preferences will dictate what is best for them. However, some suggestions for classical guitar for beginners might include studying with a private teacher, taking group lessons, or attending a guitar workshop or camp.
Additionally, it can be helpful to find a guitar teacher who specializes in classical guitar, as they will be able to provide specific guidance on technique, repertoire, and other important aspects of the style.
Finally, it is also important to be diligent in one’s practice, as regular practice is essential for making progress on the instrument.
The finest tonewoods are employed to give you the best possible performance at an incredibly affordable price. The solid Sitka spruce top is paired with similarly resonant mahogany back and sides. Pickguards are eliminated to reduce unwanted vibrations on the soundboard.
The thin finish allows the wood to breathe, producing a powerful, rich singing tone. The C series are full-sized instruments with a level of quality only Yamaha can deliver. Specifications:- Spruce top.
Indonesian mahagony back and sides nato neck. Javanese rosewood fingerboard and bridge 19 frets. Chrome tuners.
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Dimensions & Weight
Body depth: 3.7 in – 3.9 in
Reviews From Real Customers
This is not an expensive guitar but is excellent value for money. I particularly like the Matt finish on the neck. When compared to my main guitar ( which cost over double 35 years ago ) you can see where corners have been cut, a little blemish in the finish and the finish does not extend into the machine head roller slots and the join between the finish of the neck and body could be better but play the guitar and all this is forgiven, the neck and fretboard are comfortable and I would score it high on playability.
But best is the sound which I find very comparable to my main guitar!! Not bad for an instrument bought just to practice on while out and about! Recommended.
Good overall. Great sound, good quality. Only issue I have with it is the fact that the 3 bass strings are poorly made. They make an annoying buzzing sound and I would need to buy new strings to get rid of it.
I love this guitar besides that. I’ve played metal string acoustics, electrics and I really wanted a warm sounding easy-to-play guitar with nylon strings. It’s been wonderful. Great introduction to classical nylon string guitars.
The Cordoba Iberia Requinto 580 1/2 Size Classical Acoustic Guitar is handmade with a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The hand-inlaid all-natural wood rosette and Indian rosewood detailing distinguishes the Iberia Requinto 580 from other guitars in this price range.
It is designed with the traditional 5-fan torres style bracing to produce a rich Spanish sound in spite of its diminutive string length. Ideal for children learning how to play nylon string guitars. The Requinto comes strung with high tension Savarez guitar strings, which are meant to be used in standard E tuning.
Because the scale length of this guitar is slightly shorter than a full size guitar, the tension will be slightly lower than a full sized guitar as a result, but will still play very well in standard tuning.
The Requinto can be tuned up as high as a minor third up to G standard tuning, which will increase the tension, but any tunings higher than this are not recommended, as the added stress of the higher string tension of these tunings will compromise the long term health of the instrument.
Overall: It is a pleasure and privilege to own the Cordoba C-10 cedar classical guitar because it has the most beautiful balance across the strings. Clearly, this depends on your playing style, and the strings you choose to use.
On this instrument i use “rectified-lightly polished bass” strings. While they may not last as long as unpolished strings, the sound they produce is well worth the extra expense and restringing. I can best describe the sounds from this guitar/string combination as lyrical, poetic, and warmly human.
No string requires compensation while playing, not even the intrusive G, as this is not clear nylon, but has a mixture of another compound to help “tame” this unruly member. The frets are nearly perfect, with only one area near the sound hole on the low E and A, that is rarely played by anybody, though I will have it remedied eventually.
The neck is straight, fingerboard true ebony, and the saddle was perfect out of the box at 2. 5 mm and 3. mm clearance at the 12th fret on the 1st and 6th strings. At this low string height, I do have to be sure that strings are constantly tuned up to avoid any buzzing, but that is a small price to pay for such fine and easy play ability.
It is so gratifying to find a product that meets its billing, and the stated philosophy of Cordoba’s CEO to “bring fine guitars within everybody’s reach. ” That is absolutely true of this guitar, as the first entry into a true classical guitar it proves to be worthy of far more than its cost.
Kudos must be extended to zZounds as well for their “pay and play” plan which makes such a great instrument available to mere mortals. Now that I’ve played this guitar, the cost has become irrelevant.
Finally, the most ineffable feature of this guitar only becomes apparent when you play, especially during soft passages, as you pay attention to the celestial aroma of cedar wafting through your consciousness.
I do like the sound of spruce-top guitars, but find that most are stuck in “bright to brighter” tones, and they cannot come down to a warm fireplace beside a beautiful guitar played for a beloved wife.
Cordoba C7 Spruce When I was in my teens, I had a classical-style guitar that was given to me. I used it as a daily player. Now as an adult still casually engaged in writing songs on guitar, I wanted the soft tone and bright feel of the classical guitar again.
After looking around online and reading tons of reviews, I decided on a Cordoba guitar. The C7 spruce is light, played perfectly out of the box and has a warmth and intimate feel that I cannot get from any of my other guitars.
Of course the nylon strings and wider neck contribute to this, but the superior craftsmanship of this instrument is evident in every way. If you are going to invest in this, I suggest you also go in for a Cordoba case which has a humidity function included.
This was my upgrade from a Lucero 150se and what a difference it made. In terms of playability there’s no comparison, the Cordoba is superior in every way. Start with the tuners/nut which are perfectly smooth allowing you to make small adjustments even on steel strings.
Playing the Cordoba is simply easier and there were things I could not do well on the Lucero due to the thickness of the wood neck. Mind you I’m not talking about the nut width which is 50mm on both, I’m talking the actual thickness of the wood neck itself below the fret board.
The slimmer profile of the Cordoba meant reaching certain chords easier, changing chords faster, and giving my hands the ability to put pressure when needed. The factory strings on the Cordoba appear to be superior as well although I would still upgrade them if you can afford it; the steel strings on the Lucero wore out at about 85hrs.
No fret noise of any kind on the Cordoba (so long as you play the chord right) whereas on the Lucero I would get buzzing on frets 5 & 6 from both 5th and 4th strings with anything other than light strumming, even with perfect finger placement.
The sound of the Cordoba is more sharp, crisp, and clear than the Lucero. My only con is that the shallower body does create a slightly more “twangy” sound than I’m used to but its a negligible difference I quickly settled with in exchange for the other qualities.
You get what you pay for. This is a very solid guitar for the price. I would recommend nothing less for serious beginners.
Here’s a great deal on a complete guitar package containing a Cordoba nylon string acoustic guitar with spruce top and nato back and sides, travel gig bag, digital clip-on chromatic tuner with color display, 2 picks, and a guitar chord and lesson book.
Cordoba is well known for making guitars that offer excellent quality and value. This is a perfect setup for beginning guitarists, whether they stick with classical guitars or move on to steel-string or electric.
This would also be affordable way to add a nylon string guitar to your collection. Top: Spruce. Back & sides: Nato. Binding/bridge: Rosewood fingerboard/rosewood bridge. Purfling/inlay: Ebonized ABS binding/rosewood bridge.
Nut width: 2″. Fret marker inlays: Mother of Pearl on side of fret board (5,7,9,12). Nut/saddle: Composite. Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total. Bracing/build: Fan bracing. Body width & length: 282mm width at upper bout, 372mm (14.
75 inches) width at lower bout, 982mm (38. 6 inches) total length. Body depth: 99mm upper and lower bout (3. 9″). Tuning machines: Nickel plated with pearl buttons. Strings: D’Addario high tension. Includes gig bag.
Research taught me that traditionally-built Flamenco guitars (like the GK) are different than Classical guitars (Cordoba makes both). The Flamenco neck is angled with the headstock further back (closer to a steel string guitar) so that lower 12th fret action can be obtained.
Typical action for Flamenco guitars is E6th: 3mm, E1st: 2. 5mm. Out of the box mine was E6th: 4mm, E1st: 3mm (typical classical action). But with saddle adjustments I was able to obtain E1st: 2. 5mm, E1st: 2.
25mm with no fret buzz. I also adjusted the nut to achieve lower 1st fret action. Also, the Flamenco body is a bit shallower than a classic. And that produces a more dynamic, punchy tone that is great for Flamenco styles but also acoustic fingerstyle and jazz/lead guitar playing, which is what drew me to the GK (along the the ability to achieve lower action).
Finally, I want to mention the tone differences between the GK Studio (cypress back) and GK Studio Negra (rosewood back). The Studio has a dryer tone with a little more cutting midrange (the traditional Flamenco sound).
The Negra tone is warmer with more depth (bass), which I happened to prefer. So, far I am very happy with my GK Studio Negra. It’s hard for me to imagine that the GK Pro could sound/play any better than my guitar.
I had a misconception regarding this brand. The only Cordoba’s I noticed in stock at the store were inexpensive ukuleles. So when I began the search for a proper classical guitar, Cordoba was nowhere on my list.
I ordered a used european built guitar by a reputable brand. It arrived with a bad up-bow in the neck. That’s when I learned that traditional classical guitars have no truss rod. (Just my opinion, but wood isn’t what it used to be, and you aren’t going to get an instrument built with old growth timber under several thousand dollars.
) So began my search for a “traditional classical guitar”, but with a truss rod. That google search led straight to Cordoba. (All their models have truss rods. ) I ordered a C7 (built in China) and a 45CO (built in Spain) to see what this brand was about.
It would be a battle royale for build and sound quality. The loser is. my bank account, because I’d like to keep both. The two have a different build and likewise a different feel and sound. (see Cordoba’s website for details.
) Fit and finish is impeccable on both guitars. The C7 projects more, while the 45CO has perhaps a slightly more refined tone. My past experience has been that nylon string guitars are difficult to play, have poor intonation and need to be tuned more than played.
None of that is the case with these two. My steel string acoustic and electrics are collecting dust while I obsess over this genre of guitar. My conclusion is. classical guitars are awesome, and Cordoba should definitely be on your test drive list.
What I received are well priced instruments that are not only well made but intoxicatingly fun to play.
The Cordoba C9 Crossover offers a new spin on a Cordoba classic. Built with a solid Canadian cedar top and solid mahogany back and sides, the C9 Crossover features a 48mm nut width, radiused fingerboard, and hand-carved mahogany neck with a thinner profile.
It also includes a two-way truss rod built into the neck. This model is an excellent choice for the guitarist who loves the sound and look of the traditional C9, but prefers the feel of a steel string or electric guitar.
The C9 Crossover features a fan bracing pattern, which gives the center of the soundboard more surface area to vibrate and respond to the tension of the strings. A more responsive soundboard makes the guitar louder, and provides better tone.
Like every guitar in the Luthier Series, the C9 Crossover is built with Spanish heel construction, where the top of the guitar is attached to the neck, the sides are added next, and the guitar’s body is sealed by the installation of the back.
This construction technique allows the entire instrument to vibrate as one unified piece. Aesthetic touches like the mother-of-pearl weave rosette inspired by a 1920’s Domingo Esteso guitar add a touch of vintage elegance to this best-seller.
Other premium features include an rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, high gloss finish, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings. The C9 Crossover includes Cordoba’s lightweight polyfoam case.
Featuring a solid Canadian cedar top and rosewood back and sides, the C7-Ce adds a soft cutaway and Fishman preamp to its sister model, the C7, and is a wonderful choice for beginner or intermediate guitarists who want to play on stage or record.
The C7-CE’s traditional fan bracing allows for maximum resonance and sustain, and offers a warm and well-balanced tone both acoustically or amplified through the Fishman Presys Blend preamp, which includes an under-saddle pickup and an internal microphone.
Additional premium features such as a hand-inlaid wooden rosette, two-way adjustable truss rod, sleek high gloss PU finish, and onboard tuner makes this one of the best cutaway-electric nylon string guitars at this price.
Slightly larger than the requinto 580, the Cordoba Iberia Cadete 3/4 SizeClassical Acoustic Guitar is perfect for a beginner or someone who wants a travel guitar. It has the traditional Spanish 7 fan bracing, a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides.
Additional features include a hand inlaid wooden rosette, gold tuning machines with pearl buttons and a rosewood fingerboard. An adjustable truss rod is built into the neck. The Cordoba Iberia Cadete 3/4 Size guitar is a great guitar for anyone looking for a lightweight, comfortable, and easy playing instrument.
The Cordoba Cadete comes strung with high tension Savarez guitar strings, which are meant to be used in standard E tuning only.
The Iberia F7 now has an all-solid counterpart. Introducing the new all-solid F10 flamenco guitar, featuring a solid European spruce top with solid cypress back and sides. It is built with the traditional Spanish flamenco body style – a flat neck angle to give the guitar low action and a flamenco buzz.
The built-in truss rod makes adjusting the neck angle on this guitar a breeze. Includes a golpeador (tap plate), the Domingo Esteso mother of pearl rosette and a Cordoba Polyfoam case.
The GK Studio Limited offers a new spin on Cordoba’s ultimate gigging instrument. Based on the success of its sister models, the GK Studio Limited features a solid European spruce top and striking ziricote back and sides.
Accented with olive green and gray highlights, ziricote provides a rich, smooth sound that fills a room. This nylon string guitar comes equipped with a soft cutaway and Fishman Presys Blend pickup. The GK Studio Limited is a flamenco guitar made for the stage, constructed with a slightly thinner body depth, neck, and nut width than a traditional Spanish guitar.
The neck is designed to have little or no relief, offering low action for ease of comfort and quick playability. For flamenco players, this model offers a bassier and more robust tone in contrast to the bright, snappy sound of ‘blanca’ flamenco guitars, but any guitarist looking for a new tone to add to the repertoire will feel right at home with the GK Studio Limited.
With its comfortable body shape and unique tonewood combination, this model is the perfect choice for exploring the nuances in sound that can only be captured with nylon strings. Like every Cordoba guitar, this model also has a two-way truss rod built into the neck.
Other premium features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, high gloss finish, clear flamenco-style tap plate, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings.
The Solista is part of Cordoba’s Espana range of guitars. These are models that are made in Spain and feature some stunning designs which are all exclusive to this particular series. This guitar looks particularly gorgeous but the distinctive and striking solid rosewood back is not just eye-candy at the expense of tone; instead it serves beautifully to tick both boxes.
The top on this beautiful classical guitar is a classic choice – solid cedar and fan-braced. This style of bracing (pioneered on classical guitars by Antonio de Torres Jurado) gives a far superior bass response and dynamics when compared to a ladder-braced classical.
The neck is also made of cedar and is joined to the body using the Spanish heel method – another Torres invention. This is a more time-consuming method of construction where the guitar is built around the beck as opposed to simply being added on.
This gives a strong and sturdy construction and makes the body and neck one cohesive piece which clearly has a positive effect on the resonance of the instrument. The headstock on this guitar is hand-carved and the tuners are premium gold ones with ebony buttons giving a beautiful look and stable tuning.
The rosette is hand-inlaid in a tasteful wooden design. An amazing feat that is often overlooked. More modern features include a dual-action truss rod, so that the playability can be adjusted over time and a humidified hardshell case.
As a rosewood guitar varies so much in appearance from piece to piece, buying from Peach means you can see the exact guitar you are getting thanks to our in-house studio photography.
Acoustic Guitars – Enjoy rich tone and exquisite craftsmanship with the Cordoba C9 Parlor! The 7/8-sized Cordoba C9 Parlor is an excellent value in a nylon-string acoustic guitar. The handmade C9 Parlor sports mahogany back and sides with a Canadian cedar top, for rich tones with a lively presence.
And the solid mahogany neck provides excellent sustain and detail. No matter your experience level, you’ll love the attention to detail and excellent playability of the C9 Parlor. And with the gloss polyurethane finish, Indian rosewood binding, and a stylish rosette, the C9 Parlor looks as good as it plays.
The Cordoba C9 Parlor even comes with a humidified hard case! Cordoba C9 Parlor Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance: Traditional design. Quality tonewoods. Great look, great playability. Traditional design.
The Cordoba C9 Parlor doesn’t skimp on construction. The handmade C9 Parlor features a slightly smaller, 7/8-sized traditional classical guitar design, including the solid Canadian cedar top (choice top wood for classical guitars) and Spanish-style fan bracing.
Fan bracing is preferred for classical guitars over lattice bracing, as it allows the guitar’s top to vibrate more freely while still providing evenly balanced tone. Quality tonewoods – The Cordoba C9 Parlor’s solid mahogany back and sides set a powerful tonal foundation for the solid cedar top, giving you the right balance of warmth and brightness.
The neck is solid mahogany, for maximum transfer of string energy to the cedar top. A rosewood fingerboard and Indian rosewood bridge complete the elegant look. Great look, great playability – The Cordoba C9 Parlor is gorgeous to simply look at, from the detailed mother-of-pearl “Esteso” rosette inlay and Indian rosewood binding to the gold 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 C9 Parlor was designed with playability in mind, and the great look is just the icing on the classical cake.
Cordoba C9 Parlor Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar features: Handmade 7/8-sized classical guitar. Traditional Spanish fan bracing provides a balanced, lively sound. Mahogany back and sides for full-bodied frequency response.
Canadian cedar top for excellent definition and projection. Polyfoam case included. Get premium tonewoods at a great price with the Cordoba C9 Parlor nylon-string classical guitar.
The handmade C10 is one of the staple models in the Luthier series. Along with the sweet, warm tone provided by its all-solid construction, the C10 features the vintage elegance of a hand-inlaid mother-of-pearl rosette inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso design.
Available with a solid European spruce or Canadian cedar top with solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Other notable features of the C10 include its black and gold tuning machines and adjustable truss rod.
A Beautiful Limited Edition For limited time only, the top-selling C5 is available with flamed mahogany back and sides. Perfect as a first nylon-string guitar, this lightweight model is built with a solid Canadian cedar top and produces a warm, well-rounded tone with beautiful sustain.
Handmade in the traditional Spanish style, the C5’s carved headstock, hand-inlaid wood rosette, Indian rosewood binding, Savarez strings, and glossy PU finish result in a guitar that truly stands out from all other entry-level options.
A lightweight adjustable truss rod is built into the neck for stability.
The Cordoba C10 Parlor is ideal for the player looking for the feel, comfort, and ease of playability that a smaller instrument provides, while retaining the sweet, warm tone created by all-solid wood construction.
Built with a solid Canadian cedar with solid Indian rosewood back and sides, the C10 Parlor features a 7/8 body size, 50mm nut width, and the fan bracing pattern found on most Cordoba guitars. This bracing pattern gives the center of the soundboard more surface area to vibrate and respond to the tension of the strings.
A more responsive soundboard makes the guitar louder, and provides better tone. Like every guitar in the Luthier series, the C10 Parlor is built with Spanish heel construction, where the top of the guitar is attached to the neck, the sides are added next, and the guitar’ body is sealed by the installation of the back.
This construction technique allows the entire instrument to vibrate as one unified piece. Aesthetic touches like the mother-of-pearl weave rosette inspired by a 1920′ Domingo Esteso guitar add a touch of vintage elegance to this best-seller.
Other premium features include an ebony fingerboard, rosewood bridge, high gloss finish, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings. The C10 Parlor includes Cordoba’ lightweight polyfoam case.
A staple in the Iberia series, the C5-CET includes the same features as the C5-CE, but in a sleek thinline body size. With a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides, this is a great guitar for the crossover player looking for a warmer nylon sound.
The construction is based upon the traditional Spanish Classical guitar with the exception of a soft cutaway and a slightly thinner neck. The Fishman Isys+ 2band pickup system produces a rich and natural sound when amplified – perfect for gigging and recording.
Like all guitars in the Iberia series, the C5-CET has a truss rod built into its neck. Solid Canadian cedar top with mahogany back and sides Soft cutaway with Fishman Isys+ pickup Rosewood bridge and fingerboard 50mm nut width, thinbody design Savarez Cristal Corum strings in High Tension, 500CJ.
The C5 SB gives the best-selling Cordoba C5 a fresh spin and a whole new vibe. It’s got everything you love about the original C5, which has been a mainstay in the Iberia Series for years, but adds the distinctly modern touch of a solid Sitka spruce top with sunburst finish.
Mahogany back and sides and traditional Spanish fan bracing add to the warm, yet crisp tone of this contemporary take. Additional features include rosewood binding, bridge, and fingerboard, an all-wood inlaid rosette, and stylish gold and pearl tuning machines.
Built with a solid European spruce top, cypress back and sides, soft cutaway and Fishman Presys Blend preamp, the GK Studio Left-Handed Flamenco acoustic-electric guitar is the ultimate gigging instrument and a left-handed version of a Córdoba best-seller.
Made for the stage, the GK Studio Left-Handed is constructed with a slightly thinner body depth, neck and nut width than a traditional Spanish guitar. The GK Studio Left-Handed’s neck is designed to have little or no relief, offering low action for ease of comfort and quick playability.
Flamenco players will love its bright, snappy tone designed to cut through a noisy venue. However, any guitarist looking for a new tone will feel right at home. Like every Córdoba guitar, the GK Studio Left-Handed Flamenco has a two-way truss rod built into the neck.
Other premium features include a high-gloss finish, clear, flamenco-style tap plate and Savarez strings. Case sold separately.
Cordoba GK Studio Negra Left HandBuilt with a solid European spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, soft cutaway and Fishman Presys Blend preamp, the GK Studio Negra is the ultimate gigging instrument and a Córdoba best seller.
Made for the stage, the GK Studio Negra is constructed with a slightly thinner body depth, neck, and nut width than a traditional Spanish guitar. The neck is designed to have little or no relief, offering low action for ease of comfort and quick playability.
Flamenco players choose this model for a bassier and more robust tone in contrast to the bright, snappy sound of ‘blanca’ flamenco guitars. However, any guitarist looking for a new tone will feel right at home.
Like every Córdoba guitar, this model has a two-way truss rod built into the neck. Other premium features include a high gloss finish, clear flamenco-style tap plate and Savarez strings.
Note: Due to differences in wood grain, the item you receive may not exactly match the item in the photos. This Bundle Includes: Cordoba Iberia Series C7 Spruce Top/Indian Rosewood Classical Guitar; Cordoba Classical Guitar Gig Bag Full Size; From Cordoba: The C7 is a wonderful choice for beginner or intermediate guitarists.
A step up from our C5, the C7 offers Indian rosewood back and sides with the choice of a solid cedar top to achieve a warm classic nylon string sound, or a solid European spruce top for a brighter tone.
The C7’s traditional fan bracing allows for maximum resonance and sustain and premium features such as a hand-inlaid wooden rosette, two-way adjustable truss rod, and a sleek high gloss PU finish offer plenty of added value.
Build: Classical Construction: Solid Top Body Top: Solid European Spruce Top Bracing Pattern: Fan Soundhole Diameter: 84mm (3 1/3″) Rosette: All Wood Traditional Top Purfling Inlay: 4-ply Maple and Black Top Binding: Rosewood Side Purfling Inlay: 3-ply Maple and Black Back and Sides Wood: Rosewood Back Purfling Inlay: 3-Ply Maple and Black Neck Material: Mahogany Scale Length: 648mm (25 1/2″) Neck Shape: C Shape Nut Width: 52mm (2″) Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 21mm Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 24mm Truss Rod: Dual Action Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Frets Total: 19 Color: Natural (NAT) Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Bridge Material: Rosewood Saddle Material: Bone Nut Material: Bone Tuning Machines: Cordoba Gold and Black with Black Buttons Upper Bout Width: 292mm (11 1/2″) Lower Bout Width: 371mm (14 5/8″) Body Depth Upper Bout: 95mm (3 3/4″) Body Depth Lower Bout: 100mm (4″) Body Length: 489mm (19 1/4″) Overall Length: 984mm (38 3/4″).
Cordoba classical guitar Friederich CD PF The Cordoba Luthier Select series represents the marriage of advanced instrument design and refined craftsmanship. Handcrafted by a team of elite luthiers in small series, the Luthier Series guitars breathe new life into the designs that have shaped the modern nylon string guitar.
For over 15 years Cordoba has been perfecting the art of nylon stringed instruments, working with teams around the world to bring authentic nylon string sound with the playability and longevity that a modern musician demands.
While Cordoba has grown in tandem with the quality of their manufacture, it is with great pride and satisfaction that Cordoba pays homage to the greatest Lutherans with the release of the Luthier series.
Daniel Friederich was influenced by the legendary French luthier Robert Bouchet and established himself as one of the most respected and influential luthiers in the world. Based in France, Daniel Friederich made a name for himself not only with the silky, responsive sound of his instruments with powerful bass that project even in a large hall, but also with the graceful body shape and distinctive sculpted head adorning his guitars.
The Luthier Friederich model pays homage to these construction methods, using Friederich’s seven fan-shaped struts with delicately hand-carved spruce braces and a solid Canadian cedar top. With its elegantly grained solid rosewood back and sides and rosewood binding, the understated beauty of the Friederich is made real with an intricate wood rosette and iconic sculpted head.
The Friederich is finished using an ultra-thin polyurethane finish to protect the delicate instrument without hampering the vibrations of the soundboard. Complete with an included deluxe humidified Archtop wooden case, the Luthier Select Friederich offers players a chance to enjoy the exemplary sound and feel of one of the earliest luthiers in history.
The Córdoba Torres is the culmination of centuries of classical guitar making, largely inspired by the work of the great luthier Antonio de Torres but with modern design elements that make this guitar accessible to guitarists today.
Original Torres guitars are know for their surprisingly huge sound, despite their small and lightweight frames. The Córdoba Torres carries on this legacy with its big voice and shortened scale length, and is based on a specific 1856 Torres with a 24.
8” body size and 640mm scale length. Antonio de Torres was one of the most important guitar makers of the 19th century, building between the early 1850s and 1892. As a Stradivarius violin is revered among violinists, a Torres guitar is prized and collected among guitarists.
Torres innovated a body shape, bracing pattern, soundboard arch, and other design elements that were revolutionary for his time, transforming the guitar into a much louder and resonant instrument with more projection than any guitar that had come before it.
Not only are Torres guitars the elite standard by which most classical guitars are compared to today, but most modern steel string acoustic guitar designs are traceable to the Torres lineage.
As the best way to learn classical guitar may vary depending on the individual. However, some tips on how to get started learning classical guitar for beginners include finding a good guitar teacher, starting with basic exercises and learning simple pieces before moving on to more difficult repertoire, and slowly increasing the amount of time spent practicing each day.
With patience and practice, anyone can learn to play classical guitar beautifully.