Cordoba D9-CE Acero Series Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric GuitarCordoba
The D9-CE is the first of Cordoba’s new Acero series, a line of boutique, all-solid steel strings approached from a classical or Spanish guitar building perspective. Most notably, Cordoba is using an integrated neck joint or “Spanish Heel” instead of a traditional dovetail joint to join the body and neck of the guitar. This method of construction offers a lighter weight and more stable heel joint that increases resonance and is less prone to movement as the guitar ages. The bracing pattern is a hybrid of a Torres style Spanish fan pattern and X-bracing, and allows the top to vibrate openly with an explosive attack and warm, sweet tone.
The D9-CE dreadnought features the classic combination of a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, giving it a warm and balanced sound great for all musical styles. It also has a beautiful rosewood bridge, binding and fingerboard. The styling is refined and sleek, using acacia wood for the rosette and 12th fret fingerboard inlays, capped off with Cordoba’s signature elevated headstock with a mahogany overlay. The finish is a thinly applied high gloss polyurethane. The D9-CE also comes with the Acoustic Fidelity System II (AFS), Cordoba’s new proprietary pickup that offers both piezo and mic blending capabilities.
Condition: When this guitar came in from the factory, the only issue found by the authorized refurbisher was that there was a small "belly" on the top under the bridge. They installed a JLD Bridge Doctor to flatten out the top, and the top is now perfectly flat. No other repairs or modifications were made to the guitar. Aside from this minor modification, it looks and plays like new. Back of the headstock is stamped "used" and original serial # has been replaced with a new one.
- Dreadnought body shape with cutaway
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Solid mahogany back and sides
- Mahogany set neck (satin finish)
- Cordoba® AFS II preamp system with master volume, tone and blend controls
- Rosewood fretboard with wooden inlay at 12th fret
- Rosewood bridge
- Grover® Rotomatic™ chrome die-cast tuners
- All natural inlaid acacia double-ring rosette
- Mahogany body binding
- TUSQ nut and saddle
- 20 frets
- 1.8" nut width
- 25.5" scale length
- 15.75" body width (at widest)
- 4.5" body depth (at deepest)
- Natural gloss finish