I recently played back and forth in a store a few Kremona models: Solea, Romida, and Fiesta, and a Cordoba C12. I thought that the Solea and the Cordoba were the best looking guitars on the rack, the Fiesta had some weird ornamentation that I didn't like on the headstock, but that and the Romida that were there blew away the other guitars there. I thought that the C12 felt plasticky compared to the Kremonas, which had a more open sound and a bit less finish on them, making you feel like you were closer to the wood. The Solea that I played was really crisp and tight sounding, maybe after a few years playing it would open and soften a bit and really project, but it too felt and sounded like a better made guitar than the C12. The C12 did have good loud response all up and down the fretboard, noticeably so, which I liked, but in general, the sound was thinner than on the comparable Kremonas.