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Cordoba C9 Parlor 7/8 Size Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar

 
5.0

(3 reviews)

$859.99 MSRP: $1,050.00 Save : $190.01 (18%)
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Description

The Cordoba C9 Parlor 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 Parlor 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 mother-of-pearl 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.

Get your Cordoba C9 Parlor 7/8 Size Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

*With the introduction of the C10 Parlor, Cordoba decided to rename the model previously titled "C9 Dolce" to "C9 Parlor." Cordoba felt the word "Parlor" was a better, more universal descriptor of a small body instrument. No features of the guitar were changed aside from the name.

Things You Will Get:

  • Classical Guitar
  • Polyfoam Case
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Cordoba C9 Parlor 7/8 Size Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar
 
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5.0

Smaller Size Guitar

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from New York, NY

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Pros

  • Smaller size

Cons

  • Heavy polyfoam case with flimsy straps

Best Uses

  • Classical guitar
  • Smaller hands

Comments about Cordoba C9 Parlor 7/8 Size Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar:

Prior to purchasing my Cordoba C9 Parlor guitar, I owned a Taylor GS Mini, so I was looking for a smaller size guitar with nylon strings. I tried the Cordoba Cadete 3/4 Size, Cordoba C5 CET Slimmer Body, Cordoba C7 Full Size, and Cordoba F7 Paco.

The first guitar I tried, the Cordoba Cadete 3/4 Size, felt too small. The Cordoba Cadete 3/4 Size is smaller than my Taylor GS Mini. The second guitar I tried, the Cordoba C5 CET with its slimmer body and thinner neck was very easy to play. However, I felt that its slimmer body compromised its sound. The third guitar I tried, the Cordoba C7, was a full size and its sound was beautiful. However, I did feel like the full-size was just a little too big for me. The fourth guitar I tried, the Cordoba F7 Paco, was extremely light and easy to play, but I wasn't planning to learn flamenco and its frets buzzed too much for my liking.

The slightly smaller size of the Cordoba C9 Parlor was the perfect guitar for me. Although the D string of my new Cordoba C9 Parlor broke off three-days after I purchased the guitar, Sam Ash's staff quickly replaced the D string on my new guitar. The C9 Parlor comes with Cordoba's polyfoam case, which is NOT a Humicase. Although Cordoba's polyfoam case is beautiful, the case is heavy and has flimsy, back straps. I wish Cordoba would make a lighter polyfoam case with more durable straps.

I could not be happier with my Cordoba C9 Parlor guitar.

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5.0

Perfect Smaller Size Guitar

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from New York, NY

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Pros

  • Slightly smaller size

Cons

  • Heavy polyfoam case with flimsy straps

Best Uses

    Comments about Cordoba C9 Parlor 7/8 Size Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar:

    I just purchased my Cordoba C9 Parlor, and I'm so excited. Since I previously owned a Taylor GS Mini with steel strings, I was looking for a smaller size guitar with nylon strings.

    I tried several smaller-feel, nylon guitars (Cordoba Cadete 3/4 Size, Cordoba C5 CET Thinner Body and F7 Paco Flamenco Guitar). The first guitar I tried, the Cordoba Cadete, felt too small. The Cadete is smaller than my Taylor GS Mini. The second guitar, the Cordoba C5 CET, had a slimmer body and a thinner neck. Both of these characteristics made the C5 CET easier to play. However, I felt that its sound was slightly compromised due to its slimmer body. The third guitar I tried, the F7 Paco, was very light and comfortable, but I wasn't akin to playing flamenco, so instead I went with the Cordoba C9 Parlor. I could not be happier with my purchase.

    Though the D string broke within 3-days of owning my new C9 Parlor, Sam Ash's staff replaced the string same day. Additionally, the C9 Parlor comes with Cordoba's polyfoam case. Please note that this polyfoam case is not a Humicase. Although the case is beautiful, it is heavy and the straps are a flimsy. I wish Cordoba would make a smaller, lighter polyfoam case with more comfortable and durable straps.

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    5.0

    Love this Guitar

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    from Middlebury, CT

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    Pros

    • Good size
    • Great sound
    • Humicase Included
    • Nicely constructed
    • Savarez Cristal Corum Str

    Cons

    • Humicase Is Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Classical
    • Great Size For Women

    Comments about Cordoba C9 Parlor 7/8 Size Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar:

    I am a music teacher and flutist. I always loved the sound of a classical guitar so last year I purchased a full size Cordoba C9 CD/MH and started taking lessons. I loved the sound and the action of the full sized C9, but it was a little too large for me. I just bought the C9 Dolce as a replacement and It's just the right size. The slightly shorter and narrower neck makes it easier to play in terms of finger stretch and arm reach. Also, the C9 now comes with Savarez Cristal Corum strings, which I like alot, and the HumiCase. I love it!

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    Specs
    Series Luthier
    Model C9 Dolce
    Number Of Frets 19
    Scale Length 24.8"
    Nut Width 50mm
    Neck Wood Mahogany
    Body Wood Mahogany
    Top Solid Canadian Cedar
    Bridge Type Indian Rosewood
    Tuning Machines Open Gears
    Other Features Binding: Indian Rosewood
    Purfling/Inlay: 6 Ply Colored Wood Top Purfling, 3 Ply Maple and Ebony Back and Side Purfling
    Rosette: Mother of Pearl and Ebony "Esteso" Weave
    Finish: High Gloss Polyurethane
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Truss Rod: 4mm
    String Spacing at Saddle: 57mm
    Fret Marker Inlays: Mother of Pearl at 5, 7, 9
    Nut/Saddle: Bone
    Number of Frets to Body: 12
    Bracing: Fan Bracing
    Body Width & Length: 271mm (10.6") at upper bout / 365mm (14.4") at lower bout
    Overall Length: 38"
    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
    Cordoba Hardshell Humidified Archtop Case
    Orientation Right-Handed
    Case/Bag Included Yes
    Case Type Polyfoam Case
    More Info

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    Warranty Info:

    Cordoba warrants its instruments to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for three years from the original purchase date, subject to the limitations contained herein. For more information, please see http://cordobaguitars.com.

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