Wow! I thought the mahogany on mine was beautiful (still do) but yours is stunning! I agree this guitar holds its own with many higher priced guitars!souldier wrote:I played a Cordoba C9 for many years. It was the old C9 with an ebony fingerboard and an almost dramatic 3-dimensional mahogany back and sides that they no longer use. It was a fantastic instrument and performed miles above its price point. It was also very comfortable to play. Truly an underrated instrument. I had a chance to compare it to handmade luthier instruments and it often held its own or was even better and I say this with no exaggeration. You have a fine instrument that you need not be ashamed of and I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
Congratulations. Enjoy it. C9 is a great guitar. And especially yours..sounds like one of the best deals (I would have jumped on it immediately like you) I've ever heard on this.rsclosson wrote:Just received a "damaged" Cordoba C9. The damage was a small crack on the back which was easily repaired by my tech. The crack isn't totally invisible but it looks good enough not to bother me; especially for the price. It was a new old stock guitar and I was able to get it for under $300 with a humi case included! Other than the crack, it is a like new guitar.
I am amazed at how great this guitar sounds. I have owned plenty of great guitars over the years; most of them better than I deserved. Financial pressures forced me to let them go at one time or another to my great sadness. I was afraid I was going to have to "settle" for a cheaper guitar. When the strings came up to tension on this Cordoba, it sounded great! It will never be a Hauser or a (fill in with whatever great guitar you can think of) but it is very satisfying to play. Much more projection than I expected and a nice warm but still crisp sound. I can happily play this for a long time. If I had any anti-mahogany bias in the past, it is gone. This is a much better sounding guitar than I expected.
Don't do it! I really miss my C9 and sometimes wish I didn't put myself in the situation to part ways with it. It has some things going for it that other guitars rarely have such as a thin c-shaped neck, adjustable truss rod, comfortable action set up, light weight (you'll notice rosewood guitars will be significantly heavier), durable yet thinly applied finish... That's on top of the great tone and volume. You'll notice Ramirez guitars have thicker d-shaped necks which I'm not very fond of, and no truss rod.markj wrote:It always surprises me and I think it's telling me to not get rid of it. lol
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