I have the C9 spruce, and I think it's a great instrument for the money. Not a bad place to start.robbyguitar wrote:Interesting that you would mention that model as the Cordoba C9 is the guitar I have been considering latley. As for my thoughts right now, I think Spruce might be for me, just based one what I have heard on the net and the feedback and information I get butmy ears will have to make the final call if I can ever got to a shop where I can test out the two woods side by side on the same instrument.
I have a preference for spruce. To me, cedar is "forceful", brighter, louder, and faster. Spruce seems to be mellower, more complex, and more "musical".
I heard some amazing cedar tops though. The final sound of the instrument is more than a sum of its parts.