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Cordoba Fusion 14RS Cutaway Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Cordoba Fusion 14RS is a cutaway acoustic-electric guitar that features a solid spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides, mother-of-pearl r...Read More
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A nylon-string guitar that plays like a steel string.
The Cordoba Fusion 14RS is a cutaway acoustic-electric guitar that features a solid spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides, mother-of-pearl rosette and purfling, and the B-Band A5T pickup system. This Cordoba guitar has been designed to make a statement in both style and sound. The Fusion 14RS comes equipped with gold-plated tuners with black buttons, Savarez 500CR Cristal Corum normal tension strings, and a Humicase Protégé Classical size guitar case.
Cordoba Fusion models are nylon-string guitars for steel-string musicians. They are the first guitars to merge the acoustic bracing and tone of a traditional nylon with the thinner neck and fast action of a steel string. Radiused fretboards and 14 fret neck-to-body construction make these the most comfortable crossover guitars for steel string and electric players. The cutaway body style makes playing on the upper frets a breeze.
The B-Band A5T system features a slider 4-band EQ and volume control, notch filter and frequency rotary controls, phase button, low battery-LED, and full range chromatic tuner. The fully chromatic tuner has an LED strip that shows the note and individual LEDs showing the half step, sharp, flat, and in-tune.
- Fusion 14RS:
- Body: 14-fret construction with cutaway
- Top: Solid spruce
- Back & Sides: Indian rosewood
- Fingerboard: Bound ebony
- Rosette: Mother-of-pearl rosette and purfling
- Bridge: Ebony
- Gold Tuners with Black Buttons
- Strings: Savarez 500CR Cristal Corum Normal Tension
- Finish: Natural
- Electronics: B-Band A5T Pickup System
- Case: Humicase Protégé Classical size
- A5T features:
- 4-band EQ
- Slider controls
- HzzLess circuit for low noise and very high output
- Chromatic tuner
- Controls for feedback reduction
- Phase button
- Compact design
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I am rating a '9' over-all because of the neck.... huh?
Ther are almost no affordable hybrids out in the market and a lot of folks like classical sound and not how they handle (flat and wide neck). So Cordoba has made some guitars for them and it will get more people to buy real classicals in time and also Cordoba's higher end guitars (Solista, for example).
The Fusion 14 (14 frets to the body like an acoustic) is a nice guitar. I want a classical that sounds like a classical: resonant, strong bass, sweet and clear trebles and some sustain. The fusion is not it, but is pretty good, and nice plugged in, and affordable
For features, it has a Fishman Presys caliber pickup with a fixed microphone blender. And it's made for stage use and less so for acoustic playing. For a steel string fingerstylist, it's a good budget minded choice.
Nice looking woods, well finished and fitted. Mine is much like the pictured one ... very pale top and dark rosewood sides.
The tuners mark it down for me, as an owner of the C7 CE. The Fusion tuners are adequate, but not very atrtractive cosmetically. On this and the coloration and the wood grains, the C7s are better.
Cordobas are well made and finished almost flawlessly. The lower priced models, as this one is, are nicely made and neat. The tone is adequate for stage use through a PA. Acoustically, rather compressed and tight and not a good student model classical complexity or volume. To me this model may be overbuilt or braced too tight to allow the top to really move.
But the workmanship is very nice and a casual player or a budget minded buyer will find a lot to like here. See more below...
I rate an '8' as well for value because these are priced about like the C7 CE, which I consider a rather nicer guitar tone-wise and cosmetically and in the tuners. They are priced very close.
But remember... a lot of guys want a guitar to transition with and the neck and nut width on the Fusions make the playing easier. Having learned on a classical and having the C7 CE as well as a true concert classical, the Fusion is good for what it is: a stage guitar at a good price point.
A classical guitar does requires some getting used to and the fingers of the left hand have to limber up over a month or so. I play acoustic, electric (Tele, Strat, Ibanez, Washburn) and classicals. If I had to sell all of them, the C7 CE classical would be the last to go because it is so versatile and good acoustically as well as in a PA. As a classicla guitar, it is pretty good for well the price
Buying this guitar from Musician's Friend was an experience in itself. It's too long and complicated to get into here. Let me just say that everyone I spoke with was courteous and polite and it was a pleasure to deal with customer service people for whom English is not a second language.A term you see often in these reviews is "great for the price." That apllies here. I have played Cordobas and other classicals at twice the price, and I must admit they sound better. I was willing to spend more money but I wanted the features that this guitar has to offer. It has the narrow neck and the rounded profile of a steel string guitar. I've used it acoustically and the volume is good and the sound natural. I've used it through my old Peavey Classic tube amp and I've used it through a Digitech multi effects pedal directly into recording software, all with good results. If you are interested, this guitar was professionally reviewed in the Jan 2009 issue of Acoustic Magazine. If you want traditional nylon sound in a steel string style acoustic electric, this is for you.