Used to own one of the old C9's that had the beautiful "3 dimensional" mahogany and ebony fingerboard... Looking back I probably made a mistake in letting it go. I've played some of Cordoba's espana line like the solista which costs significantly more, but I'd still choose my C9 any day. In fact I would choose my C9 over some high end luthier instruments that I've played. Don't let price, materials, factory vs. luthier, etc. fool you. I find that way too many classical guitars are way too particular when it comes to construction methods, tone woods, etc. We listen way too much with our heads and eyes than with our ears for sure. In the end, judge every guitar by its own merits, putting preconceived biases aside.
"Success grants its rewards to a few, but is the dream of the multitudes.
Excellence is available to all, but is accepted only by a few." - Christopher Parkening