markfleener wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:09 am
...Thank you all in advance for the replies. From what I understand, the price difference is mainly from labor in China being cheaper and Cordoba being a bigger factory with more buying power.
That and what I mentioned in the last thread you started -- the Alhambra will likely have higher quality woods/parts and workmanship than the Cordoba, because the Alhmabra 9P is a fairly high-end guitar, compared to the Cordoba, which would be more "intermediate" in range. I have read (on this forum, many times) that Cordoba guitars can sometimes have variable quality, even within the same model, and so while some C9s may be quite fine, others may be less so. The Alhambras will probably be more consistent.
I don't know about the Señorita-sized Alhambra 9P, but the regular 9P is a loud, powerful guitar. I suspect that the Cordoba Parlour guitar would not have the same sonic quality. Of course, since you are going to be amplifying it, that may not be an issue for you.
Whether these differences are worth $1000 to you is something only you can decide. A lot of people around here seem to like their Cordobas, and so I am sure that either of these guitars will be quite nice, and most certainly a large step up from your current instrument.
Oh, and as for truss rods, almost no classical guitars have them. Cordoba is a rare exception.