Each Cordoba Master Series Rodriguez is built with a solid Canadian cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. It features a Spanish cedar neck with African ebony fingerboard, and Rodriguez’s 5-fan bracing pattern with a transverse brace. Cordoba added a few modern refinements, such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines, durable finish, and non-gut strings. The result is a contemporary instrument that exemplifies the authentic Rodriguez design, voicing, and feel, and captures a rare piece of guitar making history.
The Rodriguez family of guitar makers spans three generations, and Cordoba’s Rodriguez model is based on a 1977 model built by Miguel Rodriguez Serrano, from the second generation. Characterized by being light in weight yet large in build, these guitars have outstanding projection and immediate response to the player’s touch. They have been famously played and recorded by the entire Romero family for decades, and their magic was recreated for you by Cordoba Guitars’ premier luthiers.
Cordoba design team obtained a 1977 Rodriguez model and studied it inside and out. The mission was to truly understand the essence of what gives this iconic guitar such an amazing voice and feel, and then recreate an instrument that possesses the same magic as the original. The guitar was played and listened to for hours to gain an understanding of the balance between the trebles and basses, resonance of the top, and a sense for the feel and response of the guitar when played in a variety of styles and environments. The process was a combination of science and feel; the wood thicknesses of the top, backs, sides, and braces were measured to the nearest hundredth of a millimeter, bracing patterns traced and mapped, and details of the materials, inlays, wood grains, and vibrations were all carefully analyzed.
All guitars purchased on the All Strings Nylon website undergo a thorough setup performed by a professional luthier, Chuck Marfione, at no extra cost to our customers. The setup includes the following steps:
|Series||Cordoba Master Series|
|Size/Type||Full size concert|
|Top Wood||Solid Canadian red cedar|
|Back & Sides||Solid Indian rosewood|
|Purfling||Maple and ebony|
|Finish||High gloss polyurethane|
|Neck/Fingerboard||Spanish cedar classical style neck, ebony fingerboard|
|Truss Rod||Two-way adjustable, 4mm (9/64")|
|Scale Length||650mm (25.6")|
|Number of Frets||12 to body, 19 total|
|Fret Marker Inlays||5, 7|
|Nut Width||52mm (2.05")|
|String Spacing at Saddle||59mm (2.32")|
|Bracing/Build||1977 Rodriguez 5 fan bracing with transverse brace|
|Body Width||11" upper bout, 14.5" lower bout|
|Body Depth||3.75" upper bout, 3.85" lower bout|
|Tuning Machines||Cordoba Master Series golden tuning machines with ivoroid handles|
|Strings||Savarez Cristal Corum 500CJ high tension or 500CR normal tension|
|Case||Cordoba hardshell archtop case with HumiCase humidification system|
|Included Accessories and/or Services||Free professional full setup, Free book|
As other have said the Cordoba Master Series Rodriguez is a very powerful and Spanish sounding guitar. ASN is a pleasure to work with and they will do whatever it takes to make you happy. There customer service is second to none! (Posted on 7/16/2016)
I recently purchased a Cordoba guitar, the Rodriguez. This is the best classical guitar that I have ever owned. It sounds extremely clear, precise, and gorgeous.
The guitar feels light, the resonance superb. The action of the guitar is just right. The strings it comes with make the guitar sound good as well. The case is really nice, it keeps a constant humidity inside the case to protect the guitar.
Above all, the sound and feel of the guitar feels authentic yet modern.
(Posted on 7/9/2015)