The Cordoba C9 Parlour is ideal for the player looking for the feel, comfort, and ease of playability that a smaller instrument provides, while retaining the sweet, warm tone created by all-solid wood construction. Built with a solid Canadian cedar top with solid mahogany back and sides, the C9 Parlour features a 7/8 body size, 50mm nut width, and the fan bracing pattern found on most Cordoba guitars. This bracing pattern gives the center of the soundboard more surface area to vibrate and respond to the tension of the strings. A more responsive soundboard makes the guitar louder, and provides better tone.
Like every guitar in the Luthier series, the C9 Parlor is built with Spanish heel construction, where the top of the guitar is attached to the neck, the sides are added next, and the guitar's body is sealed by the installation of the back. This construction technique allows the entire instrument to vibrate as one unified piece.
Aesthetic touches like the pearloid weave rosette inspired by a 1920's Domingo Esteso guitar add a touch of vintage elegance to this best-seller. Other premium features include a rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, high gloss finish, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings. The C9 Parlor includes Cordoba's lightweight polyfoam case.
*With the introduction of the C10 Parlor, Cordoba decided to rename the model previously titled "C9 Dolce" to "C9 Parlour." We felt the word "Parlour" was a better, more universal descriptor of a small body instrument. No features of the guitar were changed aside from the name.
|Top||Solid Canadian cedar|
|Back & Sides||Solid mahogany|
|Binding/Bridge||Indian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge|
|Purfling/Inlay||6 ply coloured wood top purfling, 3 ply maple and ebony back and side purfling|
|Rosette||Pearloid "Esteso" weave|
|Finish||High Gloss PU|
|Neck/Fingerboard||Mahogany neck / Rosewood fingerboard / Traditional (Classical) Style Neck|
|Truss Rod||Two-way adjustable, 4mm|
|Scale Length||630mm (24.8")|
|Nut Width||50mm (1.96")|
|String Spacing at Saddle||57mm|
|Fret Marker Inlays||5, 7, 9|
|Number of Frets||12 to body, 19 total|
|Body Width & Length||27mm (10.6") at upper bout / 362mm (14.25") at lower bout / 480mm (18.875")|
|Body Depth||92mm (3.6") at upper bout / 94mm (3.7") at lower bout|
|Tuning Machines||Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines|
|Strings||Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ|
|Tap Plate/Pick Guard||NA|
|Case||Cordoba Polyfoam Case|