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Cordoba 45FCE Nylon String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Humicase
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The Cordoba 45FCE is a Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar that features a cutaway and Fishman Classic 4 electronics. The 45FCE is ideal for player...Read More
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Let this Cordoba flamenco style guitar take you back to turn-of-the-century Andalusia.
The Cordoba 45FCE is a Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar that features a cutaway and Fishman Classic 4 electronics. The 45FCE is ideal for players requiring access to the higher frets, as well as the ability to plug in for electrified amplification. The 45FCE guitar has a solid European spruce top, sycamore back and sides, ultra light construction and low neck angle to generate the bright, kinetic, raspy tone that gives flamenco its unique sonic signature.
- Top: European Spruce
- Back: Quarter Sawn Sycamore
- Sides: Sycamore
- Scale: 25.59" (650 mm)
- Width at Nut: 2" (52 mm)
- Country: Spain
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Gold Plated
- Neck: Spanish Cedar
- Headstock: Rosewood Veneer
- Rosette: Multi-colored strips with Ornate marquetry
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Maple
- Electronics: Cordoba 4-band EQ and an On-board Tuner
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I recently purchased this guitar from a local dealer and have been very pleased with the high quality of both the sound and appearance. I felt that the action had to be lowered just as with any European Classical. The action always seems to be set about 3/64th too high. I had the action adjusted to 9/64 on the low and 7/64 on the high 12th fret along with lowering the nut slightly. The results were terrific with great volume and playability. It would be nice to have a truss rod built in but with the humicase, it should be OK. The electronics work very well with the midrange lowered slightly. Overall, this guitar is terrific to play and look at. It holds up next to anything in my 12 guitsr collection which includes some realy high quality pieces. It is a keeper!!
I have had this guitar for about a year and a half and I love it. I would recommend it for any flamenco student or someone that is playing smaller venues (i.e. not a concert guitar). It has definitely been well worth the money. The action is great, the pickups work great, the quality of the guitar itself is undeniable. I did have one problem and that was the cable inside that ran from the pick-up to the jack came loose and hung down for a while. It didn't affect the sound or anything, it just wasnt asthetically pleasing. Overall, I love this guitar and would recommend it to anyone serious about learning Flamenco.
I picked this guitar up from guitar center, where it had been in a cooled, humidified room for a while. The spring in the guitar which receives the battery had become bent and loose (first red flag), so the electronics wouldn't work, and it eventually just fell off. There was also a big intonation problem, so we ordered a new one, and I took that one home in the meantime as a sort of rental until mine came in.Well, the second one came in, and this one was straight from the Cordoba factory. The input jack pulled out of the guitar when I pulled the amp cable out (second red flag), the electronics were loose inside and therefore buzzed when I hit certain notes (third), and above all, there were visible scratches and bangs on the soundboard by the bridge (fourth red flag). I told them and they did the same thing: ordered a new one and sent me on my way in the mean time with this one. It should be noted that this second one was the 2008 model, whereas the first and third were 2007s. The 2008 had ridiculously low action, so that the saddle wasn't even elevated from the bridge. The third one came in, and I thought it was all dandy, but I got home and the intonation was way off. I mean it was like a quarter tone, I could tell without even using a tuner. I took it back to the music store the next day and the guy said to take it across the street to a luthier to see what he had to say. Long story short, he said take it back, it can't be fixed unless I spend hundreds on major guitar surgery. Moral of the story: A) Cordoba doesn't have any quality control, and B) Don't buy a classical guitar if it doesn't have a truss rod, Takamine and Alvarez make them with trusses. Brands may avoid truss rods because they cost more to make, or because it's not the old school way, but it's just not worth it even if the guitar sounds great.