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Cordoba La Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar Natural 

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Overview

  • Style: Half size with cutaway
  • Scale length: 23.25" (590mm)
  • Top: Solid cedar
Description & Specs
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    $365.00
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A 1/2-sized cutaway model with a built-in pickup designed for travel and beach playing

Designed to take on the road, the La Playa Travel SS acoustic-electric guitar is an awesome choice for your next off-the-beaten path adventure. It's a 1/2-sized cutaway model with a built-in pickup designed for travel and beach playing. A tarpaulin-insulated gig bag patterned after surfboard travel packs provides protection from sun, surf, and sand. The travel guitar also includes a piezo pickup and a battery-powered preamp that lets you be heard on any stage.

Cordoba represents a lifestyle that blends bohemian creativity and individuality with a heritage of artistry and craftsmanship. The quality of Cordoba travel guitars has been recognized worldwide by artists from a variety of genres and musical backgrounds. Passion and tradition accompany every Cordoba guitar; from the craftsman who chooses the soundboard to the musician playing the finished La Playa guitar.

Includes gig bag.

Features

  • Style: Half size with cutaway
  • Scale length: 23.25" (590mm)
  • Top: Solid cedar
  • Back & Sides: mahogany
  • Binding/Bridge: Black ABS binding/ rosewood bridge
  • Rosette: All natural wood, braided inlay pattern
  • Finish: Natural Satin (matte)
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Cedar Neck / Nato fingerboard
  • Nut/Saddle: Composite
  • Nut Width: 1.77" (45mm)
  • Number of Frets: 12 to body, 17 total
  • Bracing/Build: X bracing
  • Body Width: 9.72" (247mm) width at upper bout, 13.22" (336mm) width at lower bout.
  • Body Depth: 86mm at upper bout and lower bout
  • Tuning Machines: Silver with pearl buttons
  • Electronics: Cordoba Piezo pickup with 2-Band preamp
  • Strings: D'Addario EJ16
  • Includes gig bag

Music is part of the adventure. Take it with you.

 
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CordobaLa Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

I Really Like This Guitar!!!!!!!

By Ms. Samantha Hawkins

from Austell, GA

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        Comments about Cordoba La Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar:

        This is easy to play, super fun to learn on, and boasts a really impressive tone. I heard about this guitar in connection to one of my fave artists, Donovan Frankenreiter, so I gave it a try. Nice to get a guitar that doesn't cost all that much (Gibson/Martin price) but still sounds like any solid top should. The carrying bag is pretty handy too and unique. I get plenty of compliments on my new guitar even with its matte finish. Would highly it to people of all musical stages and backgrounds alike!!!!!*

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        4.0

        Really Awesome Axe!!

        By SamanthaHawk

        from Austell, GA

        Comments about Cordoba La Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar:

        This guitar truly kicks butt. This guitar is easy to play even for me a beginner. It has a nice tone...loud and definitely not boxy. I was also pleasantly surprised by the soft case it came with and strap!!! I say that if this quaint little guitar works for musician/surfer extraordinaire Donovan Frankenreiter it can certainly work for me too. Loving it and I've been recommending it to every musical amateur and VET I know!!!!

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        5.0

        Beautiful Tone And Look

        By Toonanyaxes

        from Reading PA

        Pros

        • Excellent Gig Bag
        • Korg Chromatic Tuner
        • Natural Plugged In Sound
        • Short scale
        • Sort Scale
        • Tight Grain Cedar Top
        • Wide neck

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cordoba La Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar:

            Unplugged the sound of this guitar is beautiful. It is almost as loud as my Martin OOO28.I'm almost exclusively a fingerpicker but I tried the La Playa with a pick and while it is not as loud as a full size dread, it is adequate for any type of solo playing. Some or most, short scale guitars sound very ricky ticky and are best suited to styles of music that are compatible with a crude sound. The La Playa can match any steel string in beauty of tone. I play mine in open tunings for celtic music and it sounds great. Plugged in, the sound is the same as unplugged only louder.I pull the treble sider all the way daown to get rid of quackyness. The resulting sound is warm and natural. with the treble on, the tone is suitable for slide playing. At 23.25" the scale isn't overly short. It's like a regular guitaar with a capo on the second fret. The guitar's body is closer to a parlor guitar than to most travel guitars.They say it fits in an airplane overhead compartment, but I bet it's close. A big part of the La Playa's charm is the fact that it looks more like a classical guitar than a steel string.It's like a stealth steel string. But inside it's all steel string with scalloped x bracing and a hardwood bridge plate. I wouldn't change anything on this guitar. If you are looking for a good short scale or travel guitar, I definitely recomend this one.

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            5.0

            LA PLAYA HALF-SIZE, SS OR NYLON, GREAT

            By David K.French,Acoustic Guitar& Keyboard

            from St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, CA

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            Pros

            • A Very Good Guitar
            • Excellent workmanship

            Cons

            • None As Good As It Gets

            Best Uses

            • Great for travel
            • Light Great For Teaching

            Comments about Cordoba La Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar:

            This is a great guitar. Great sound..not too thin. The sound is bright, with enough bass. The fretboard is easy to manoeuvre and the 12th fret at the body join gives the guitar the resonance
            and responsiveness many guitars do not give.
            The fine quality cedar top is a powerful attribute for this size guitar. I have two of these,a nylon string and a steel string.
            The included case is equally well made,looks good with creative colours and design.
            Thank You Musicians Friend for the fine service.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING!!

            By Tony Cenname

            from Pittsburgh Pa

            Comments about Cordoba La Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar:

            This is the best travel sized guitar ive played and ive been through the martins,taylors, etc. The solid cedar top makes it sound great! The action was perfect out of the box and it sounds like a full sized guitar! BEST MONEY EVER SPENT ON A GUITAR! and i own many expensive name brand guitars!
            This is the best travel sized guitar ive played and ive been through the martins,taylors, etc. The solid cedar top makes it sound great! The action was perfect out of the box and it sounds like a full sized guitar! BEST MONEY EVER SPENT ON A GUITAR! and i own many expensive name brand guitars!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            Comments about Cordoba La Playa Travel Half-Size Acoustic-Electric Steel String Guitar:

            This guitar is labeled as a 1/2 size guitar but is about the size of a strunal 3/4 sixe guitar.I got this guitar for christmas and found a guitar that looked fine.After I looked clocer I noticed Two large cracks beside the soundhole. The guitar was badly packaged and the amp was placed right above the soundhole.We sent it back and they gladly sent us a new one.It wasn't packed differently but the guitar was unharmed. The guitar is high quality for its price.The rosette is small but, it is not a sticker.The rosette pattern is also located on the bridge.You will also be impressed with its clear sound although it is a very quiet (nothing an amp wont fix).Don't permanently use the amp that comes with the guitar and it is not of high quality so you should get another amp. The amp I use with the guitar is a Trubador. These amps are great for Cordoba guitars.Clearly there are some problems with the amps and packaging but the guitar is great quality.

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