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lkjjr 02-16-2019 02:00 PM

Another vote for Cordoba. I was recently in a similar hunt to yours (see my other posts for more detail). The guitar that finally "nailed" it for me was a Cordoba Orchestra CE. It is at the upper end of the "Fusion" line of solid top, laminated B&S models. This model is cedar over rosewood. Really couldn't afford the $800 price tag, but was able to find one in mint condition w/gig bag for just over $500.

The acoustic sound (which was my main decision point) is rich, wonderful, and clear toned with a "bell like" quality. The plugged-in sound is fine for the price point, but does require some quality "conditioning" if used for high quality recording.

Six months + into owning the Orchestra w/zero "buyers remorse." Happy hunting, and let us know where you land and what you think...

MasterMonkeyMan 02-16-2019 02:51 PM

I read a review in Classical Guitar Magazine:
http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/g...sical-guitars/
Tried a used CC7HCEAR at a local shop. It was really nicely put together, palyed and sounded quite good. Did not get to try the electronics.
If I was looking for a new inexpensive crossover, this would have been the one, especially at the $449 used price.
It is still there at Music-Go-Round in Albuquerque, NM. Unfortunately shipping would be $60.
Nice one.

lkjjr 02-16-2019 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MasterMonkeyMan (Post 5981544)
I read a review in Classical Guitar Magazine:
http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/g...sical-guitars/
Tried a used COCHLEAR at a local shop. It was really nicely put together, palyed and sounded quite good. Did not get to try the electronics.
If I was looking for a new inexpensive crossover, this would have been the one, especially at the $449 used price.
It is still there at Music-Go-Round in Albuquerque, NM. Unfortunately shipping would be $60.
Nice one.

Flirted with the idea of getting one of these when I got my Orchestra CE, but I just couldn't find one to try out or get any feedback from folks who had. I'm interested in hearing more about the CC7HCEAR. Don't want to "hijack" this discussion so here's another thread about it...
https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=515099

MasterMonkeyMan 02-16-2019 04:31 PM

I like how the spell check treated the CC7HCEAR in your quote! :-)

MasterMonkeyMan 02-16-2019 04:40 PM

Although I see many quite nice Crossover nylon string guitars, I am not a fan of the narrower neck profile. I am always disappointed after playing them for any length of time. Specifically the 1st "e". Too close to the edge. Perhaps it is my less than optimal technique!

Bear Davis 02-16-2019 07:04 PM

I just bought a brand new 2019 Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE with a Cedar top at GC last week.

I paid 679.15 (That was 15% off)

I can't say enough good things about this guitar. It was an incredible bang for the buck.

Bear Davis 02-16-2019 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MasterMonkeyMan (Post 5981641)
Although I see many quite nice Crossover nylon string guitars, I am not a fan of the narrower neck profile. I am always disappointed after playing them for any length of time. Specifically the 1st "e". Too close to the edge. Perhaps it is my less than optimal technique!

I have ran into that problem on a couple guitars and in both instances the nut spacing was wrong. Easy fix ;)

MasterMonkeyMan 02-18-2019 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Flipguitar_pro (Post 5981755)
I have ran into that problem on a couple guitars and in both instances the nut spacing was wrong. Easy fix ;)

Nut replacement huh?

DavidE 02-18-2019 12:04 PM

Michael Kelly import version of the Rick Turner Renaissance Nylon.

El Conquistador 02-24-2019 01:11 PM

I am looking for a classical acoustic electric where price in not an issue. In fact, I would like to find a nice high end classical with built in electronics.

Any suggestions? Is there such a thing?

Steve

Methos1979 04-17-2019 09:03 PM

I've just recently played a Taylor Academy 12-ne (nylon with factory pickup) and I was blown away by this guitar. And I'm so NOT a Taylor guitar guy. I played it again today through my amp (Bose S1) and was even more blown away. $699 retail. I'm looking for a used one or a deal but even at that price it's a steal.


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