Styled in a high-gloss finish, the Luthier Series C9 Parlor from Cordoba is a 7/8-size, nylon-string, classical guitar, which combines the full, warm, and responsive tone of a Canadian cedar top with solid mahogany back and sides. As such, the guitar will tend to have a full-bodied and rounded sound. A fan bracing pattern provides the soundboard’s center a large surface area, which, when vibrating and responding to your strings’ tension, facilitates a loud and projecting sound.
The instrument’s mahogany neck, measuring 24.8” in scale, is outfitted with a rosewood fingerboard and 19 frets, joining the body at the 12th fret. You’ll find side-position inlays at the fifth, seventh, and ninth frets for easier visual orientation. An accessible 4mm truss rod will come in handy for neck adjustments, while a bone nut helps bolster sustain and resonance on open strings.
Aesthetic touches abound, such as six-ply colored-wood top purfling, three-ply maple and ebony back-and-side purfling, and Indian rosewood binding. A rosewood bridge affixes strings to the body, while at the headstock, Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines with black, ebony-style buttons have been employed. These tuning machines sport a gear ratio of 14:1 for precise tuning, giving you a string-roller spacing of 35mm. A Cordoba Polyfoam Case is included to help your instrument stay protected from harsh interior conditions when not in use.
Profile: C Shape
Truss Rod: 0.2" / 4mm
Scale Length: 24.8" / 630mm
String Spacing at Saddle: 2.2" / 57mm
Nut Width: 2.0" / 50mm
Nut Material: Bone
Side-Position Inlays: Mother-of-pearl inlays at fifth, seventh, and ninth frets
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 purfling, 3-ply maple and ebony back-and-side purfling
Bridge: Indian rosewood
Rosette: Pearloid Esteso weave
Finish: High gloss polyurethane
Body Width x Depth (Upper Bout): 10.6 x 3.6" / 271 x 92mm
Body Width x Depth (Lower Bout): 14.3 x 3.7" / 362 x 94mm
Body Length: 18.8" / 480mm
Overall Length: 39" / 990.1mm