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Exotic woods and genuine Spanish hand luthiery.
The 45FM is a lightweight flamenco guitar built for the guitarist seeking the authentic flamenco sound or the bright and percussive tone of a Spanish-nylon-flamenco-style guitar. With a flattened neck angle and lightweight construction, the 45FM has low string action up and down the neck for quick runs and a snappy, responsive tone. Comes with a HumiCase Protege.
- Solid European spruce top
- Sycamore back and sides
- Ebony fingerboard
- Spanish cedar neck
- Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines
- Indian rosewood binding
- Rosewood heel cap
- Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension, 500CJ
- Case: HumiCase Protg
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- Flamenco Sound
- Good Value
- Minor Cosmetic Issues
- World Music
Comments about Cordoba 45FM Acoustic Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:
This guitar was shipped internationally and arrived safely and quite fast too. It was used and labelled as level 2. At first I could not find any imperfections at all but after a very careful examination I found two small indentations in the binding of the lower bout where I rest my right arm. Apart from that, I had to remove a small amount of green substance from the inner lining of the sound hole (not mould-probably some remnant of the polishing). There were also quite a few excess glue spots on the inside of the guitar and the frets could do with a little work but these are minor flaws that don't affect the performance.
The sound is of course very subjective but I found it pleasing with that punchy snare-drum quality on the trebles when played hard. The sustain is short as expected from a flamenco model. It seems to intonate reasonably well after changing to a fresh set of strings. So far I have only used a set of D'Addario Flamencos but they worked very well.
I think this Cordoba i a good choice for the player that want that distinctive short sustain flamenco sound. The is of course a good choice for flamenco but could also work well in world music, latin styles and some classical pieces depending on your personal sound preference.
There are a lot of flamenco guitars available online in this price range. As there few or none flamenco guitars to try in my part of the country (Sweden) I went with a quite extensive online research and settled on the Cordoba because of the consistently positive reviews. There is a China-made Cordoba with solid back and sides available in the same price range, which some players consider an important plus. Others argue that there are no difference. Anyway, I liked the sound of the laminate b/s better and I think it was a little less money som I went with that.
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