Classical

New size mini guitar from Cordoba

This small guitar is going to fill a niche that hasn’t really been filled yet.

I haven’t yet found something compact with a larger neck width and scale length that feels like you are finding your way around a std guitar fretboard and this does that quite nicely while having a small but resonant acoustic body. The nut width is just 2mm under a standard classical width and the scale length is 20″ which is joined to the body at the 14th fret.

The Cordoba mini comes in 3 versions: solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides, solid spruce top with indian rosewood back and sides and solid ovangkol top with ovangkol back and sides and they all include a well padded gig bag.

This is certainly more attractive, to me, than the several models of guileles’s or fractional guitars that I carry or have come across elsewhere to date!


Cordoba C10 Parlor

Cordoba has long offered good selection in classical guitar sizes, but primarily at the entry level. Their C5 dolce or 7/8 size is popular for smaller folks with smaller hands that still want an instrument with projection and depth. Due to that popularity they have now introduced a higher level guitar of the same dimensions, 630mm string length and 50mm width at the nut vs the 650mm string length and 52mm nut width we find on the 4/4 sized classical. The C10 parlor comes in two all solid wood options, cedar top with rosewood back and sides and spruce top with rosewood back and sides. You can also get a mahogany back and sides with cedar top option called the C9 parlor.