Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by pasigenyo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:13 pm

I owned an earlier model of Cordoba (50R) and that was not a good guitar at all (I ended up selling it). However that was over 10 years ago and the company has improved the quality of their guitars since. Today's models are really priced to sell. The little things I pointed out with my C10 are probably the same issues with other guitar brands within the same price range. But like I said earlier, these "flaws" are not a deal breaker if you want a decent guitar to use for studying. I'm still hoping for the wood of my guitar to mature overtime and open up its sound. I've had it for over 2 years and it's incrementally getting better, but still has a long way to go. I've also been trying the Kremona Fiesta floor models at GC and I can still say they can't hold a candle against the C10. Thanks.

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by Lysiane Chantre » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:30 pm

I bought a Kremona Solea SA-C in June. It is not a flamenca guitar ! What a lovely and deep sound. I tried many guitars, I played on an Alhambra 5P Senorita (7/8), (I kept to travel with). I enjoy playing my Kremona, and my teacher and all friends who just saw it last week at Music School went wooah!!!!

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by CGmusic » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:25 pm

Thanks for all the input. I decided on a c9/c10. I'm leaning towards the C9 just because of the price. Unless I find a good deal on a C10 in the next few days.

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by CGmusic » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:37 am

Lysiane Chantre wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:30 pm
I bought a Kremona Solea SA-C in June. It is not a flamenca guitar ! What a lovely and deep sound. I tried many guitars, I played on an Alhambra 5P Senorita (7/8), (I kept to travel with). I enjoy playing my Kremona, and my teacher and all friends who just saw it last week at Music School went wooah!!!!
That's the one I tried used. I couldn't tell if the action was too low or the frets were causing the buzzing. It buzzed on nearly every fret. Not a bad buzz but the type you hear on flamenco guitars. It sounded really good, just not like a classical. But I guess it was just that particular guitar. I would give it another try if I can come across a used one in my area.

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by pasigenyo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:29 pm

CGmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Unless I find a good deal on a C10 in the next few days.
I got mine deeply discounted soon after Black Friday sales....just thought you should know :wink:

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by CGmusic » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:41 am

pasigenyo wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:29 pm
CGmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Unless I find a good deal on a C10 in the next few days.
I got mine deeply discounted soon after Black Friday sales....just thought you should know :wink:
Thank you. Where did you get it from? The best I've seen is $900 plus tax.

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by tl202 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:01 pm

I have played both the kremona fiesta and Cordoba c10 models. I prefer the c10's tone and felt it had better playability due to the slightly thinner neck profile. As someone mentioned before, the wood appears to be quite a bit thinner on the cordoba models so temperature and humidity control is highly recommended.

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by Debussychopin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:58 am

I have tested the c10, c7, c12 limited and variety other guitars including Alhambra 9p and a Yamaha gc12 side by side all new and all in one place w two other listeners blindfolded

The two that won out in a landslide was Yamaha gc12 and esteve 8. Alhambra close third.

The c12 was the poorest in sound.

I'm serious. I tested in different combos, them saying "test 2 and 5 again" and so forth.

I didn't want to come here and sound like a typical internet contrarian and say how poor the most expensive one was compared to the cheapest (c12 and gc12) so I kept testing w them and to myself.

Yes, for the guitars I owned...i find the Yamaha gc12 more complexed sounding than the flat c12. (Strings were all new not sure of each make though)

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by MrF1 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:29 am

Debussychopin wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:58 am

Yes, for the guitars I owned...i find the Yamaha gc12 more complexed sounding than the flat c12. (Strings were all new not sure of each make though)
In general, I'm a fan of the Cordoba guitars - I've owned a C9, C12, and a Master Series Torres. Loved the C9 and Torres, but the C12 was a major disappointment. Please note that I've never been fond of lattice-braced guitars.

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by fast eddie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:14 am

I have a C10 cedar that I bought used this past summer (July 2017). I really like this guitar. I don't have much to compare it to but it has a deep fairly loud bass, which is why I bought it. My wish list is a single guitar, a Cordoba C12 spruce.
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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by John Stone » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:04 pm

My Cordoba C 10 (Chinese-made) is a fantastic guitar for the money. I ordered it sight unseen (sound unheard?) online. No issues with it whatsoever.
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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by bauersachs82 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:14 pm

tl202 wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:01 pm
I have played both the kremona fiesta and Cordoba c10 models. I prefer the c10's tone and felt it had better playability due to the slightly thinner neck profile. As someone mentioned before, the wood appears to be quite a bit thinner on the cordoba models so temperature and humidity control is highly recommended.
I think it is good to note with Cordoba, that it's worth getting the Humicase. If you purchase the Humicase with the Cordoba at the same time and turn the receipt into Cordoba via email, your 3 year warranty gets upgraded to a lifetime warranty.

Also I trust the Humicase. My C10 was stolen from me last Wednesday and the detectives found it outside in the woods in a ditch near my apartment a week later. I let my guitar adjust to the temperature in the room and haven't noticed any problems with it yet.

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Re: Cordoba c9/C10/Solista or kremona solea/fiesta

Post by guitarseller345645 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:57 am

I think the Fiesta sounds comparable to the C10 though I prefer the tuners/fingerboard of the C10.

But at that time, I managed to get the Fiesta for 50% the price of the C10.
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