A concert-level instrument in a high-gloss finish, the Luthier Series C9 by Cordoba is a nylon-string classical guitar. This version of the C9 offers the bell-like, clarion, and balanced tones of a European spruce top alongside solid mahogany back and sides. This spruce variation of the C9 tends to elicit a more focused, projected sound over its peer—a C9 fashioned with a Canadian cedar top. A fan bracing pattern lends the soundboard’s center a large surface area, which, when vibrating and responding to your strings’ tension, facilitates a loud and projecting sound.
Its mahogany neck, measuring 25.6” in scale, is outfitted with a rosewood fingerboard and set to the neck in a Spanish heel joint. 19 frets are provided in total, with side-position inlays at the fifth, seventh, and ninth frets for easier visual orientation. The 4mm truss rod is accessible for ensuring your neck stays straight, and a bone nut has been employed to bolster sustain and resonance on open strings.
You’ll find strings anchored to the body by means of an Indian rosewood bridge, and at the headstock, strings have been secured by Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines with black, ebony-style buttons. These machines sport a gear ratio of 14:1 for precise tuning, giving you a string-roller spacing of 35mm.
Also, you’ll note accents that add to the instrument’s flavor, such as Indian rosewood binding, six-ply colored-wood top purfling, three-ply maple and ebony purfling throughout the back and sides, and a rosette inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso design. To ensure your instrument stays protected when not in use, a Cordoba polyfoam case is included.
Profile: C shape
Fret-Marker Inlays: Fifth, seventh, and ninth fret
Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable 0.2" / 4mm
Scale Length: 25.6" / 650mm
String Spacing at Saddle: 2.3" / 59mm
Nut Width: 2.0" / 52mm
Nut Material: Bone
Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
Tuning Machines: Cordoba Premium Gold
Back and Sides: Solid mahogany
Binding: Indian rosewood
Purfling: 6-ply colored-wood top purlfing, 3-ply maple and ebony back-and-side purfling
Bridge: Indian rosewood
Rosette: Pearloid Esteso weave
Finish: High gloss polyurethane
Bracing: Spanish fan
Body Width x Depth (Upper Bout): 11.4 x 3.7" / 290 x 95mm
Body Width x Depth (Lower Bout): 14.6 x 3.8 / 370 x 97mm
Body Length: 19.3" / 490mm
Overall Length: 39" / 991mm