I am a beginner-intermediate level guitar player.I already have a Cordoba C7 Cutaway with electronics. I visited Guitar Center hoping to upgrade to a little better guitar made in Spain and $1000 budget. To be honest I had seen this C9 online at GC website, and I was not too keen on this since it was made in "China".I had no intention to buy this before stepping foot in GC. Was I surprised when I tried it out by chance at the store?.Wow...Its as light a guitar as it can be, that too solid body guitar.The action was exactly right and everything was set up perfectly right out of the box.Most classical guitars have their action very high but not this one. Important thing, the pictures on the websites is nothing compared to when you actually see it and play it. I was actually not impressed by the stock photos, but the actual guitar in real life is very beautiful, very smooth surface. You have to see it to believe it and I am not joking.Tonally too this is very balanced guitar and I love the sound.All this for about $850, its a great deal.It comes with a really nice semi-hard case as well with lot of great cushioning inside the case. So now I have a C7 and a C9 in my home, I might sell my old C7 at some point in time. Please give this C9 at least a try and do not look away because it has "made in China" label.
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"- Leonard Cohen