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Old 01-27-2020, 05:18 AM
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AndreF- That's a really nice looking guitar!!!

2020 is my year to consolidate / de-clutter the house of extra guitars, etc.

I'm tired of humidifying and maintaining guitars that don't get played on a regular basis. So, I'm in the process of selling a few guitars .

My current thought is obtaining a C-12 Cedar as my sole classical guitar. My left hand loves the shape of Cordoba necks.

But now you have me thinking about trying out a similar Cervantes as yours and seeing how it feels & sounds.


Originally Posted by AndreF View Post
I'm with you on that.
I ended up with a Cervantes Crossover II guitar, which has the cutaway, but the classical fretboard and width. Here's a pic:

At the time, Cervantes was the only one I found that provided those specs. I'm sure there are more now.
As far reaching the upper frets go on your Cordoba:
Try dipping your left shoulder as you ready yourself to play those notes. It should help with the reach and accuracy. That's what the classical players do.
I agree that elevated fingerboards have minimal effect, but together with a dipped shoulder should make things even easier.
But, nothing beats a cutaway as far as I'm concerned.
2003 Froggy Bottom H-12 Deluxe
2019 Cordoba C-12 Cedar
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