Styled in a high-gloss finish, the Luthier Series 10 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 Indian rosewood in the back and sides. This construction imparts a lush, rich timbre and tight low-end response to the instrument. As such, the Cedar version of the C7 will tend to have a more full-bodied and rounded sound over the C7 that sports a European spruce top—a slightly different model in the same series. A fan bracing pattern means the soundboard’s center has a large surface area, which, vibrating and responding to your strings’ tension, facilitates a loud, projected sound.
The instrument’s mahogany neck, measuring 24.8” in scale, is outfitted with an ebony 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 fret for easier visual orientation. The 4mm truss rod accessible for ensuring your neck stays straight, and a bone nut has been employed to 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 with the instrument to help protect it from harsh interior conditions when not in use.
Neck Joint: Spanish heel
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 Indian rosewood
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): 14.4 x 3.7" / 365 x 94mm
Body Length: 18.8" / 480mm
Overall Length: 38" / 965.2mm