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Old 02-01-2020, 10:43 AM
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Default New guitar day

As I posted last week, I decided to buy a Cordoba C-12 cedar. It arrived on my doorstep last Wednesday.

It was listed by Guitar Center as a "return" & was really discounted from brand new. I spent a lot of time on the phone asking questions and getting photos sent to me before making the purchase.

It got the usual 24 hour acclimation period in my house before I opened up the box.

Upon opening it, I gave it the magnifying glass examination and aside from a couple tiny scratches on the tie block. It's like brand new. I sent the serial number to Cordoba and they said it was made around June 2019.

I started playing It & noticed 3-4 sharp edges on some frets and it appeared to need a minor tweak on the truss rod.

After playing it for about an hour, I put it in the case & humidified it for 48 hours. 2 Oasis humidifier (1 in the sound hole and 1 near the headstock) and a double bag of the D'addarrio humidity packs under the headstock.

Now that it's been properly humidified; I've dumped the strings that it came with. It's now got Savarez Cantiga normal basses paired with Hannabach 825 normal tension trebles.

The fretboard relief is great, a quick swipe with my fret file got rid of the small remaining sharp edges on the frets.

I'm going to play it for a bit more before deciding if I want to lower the saddle & action a bit.

I'm really loving the elevated fretboard!!
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:12 AM
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Wow! Beautiful looking guitar, if it sounds half as good as it looks it will be great!
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Old 02-01-2020, 01:44 PM
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Thanks!!

This guitar has lattice bracing... Wow, it's loud and has sustain for days!!

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Old 02-01-2020, 02:33 PM
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That's beautiful! They make some sweet guitars. Congrats.
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Old 02-01-2020, 04:33 PM
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Beautiful guitar! Hearty congrats on your new C12.
The back medium strip looks like sapwood. I have a very similar one on my Cervantes. It's an attractive finish.
Main thing though is the tone. Glad you're happy with it, as well the elevated fingerboard.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:07 AM
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According to the Cordoba site, it's flamed maple wedge on the back of the guitar.

It's a nice looking wedge.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:13 AM
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Enjoy it Dave!
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Nice, congrats!
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Very nice!!! Congtrats on your NGD!
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Nice! It's a keeper for sure. Enjoy!
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:45 AM
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That is one stunning guitar. Congratulations and enjoy it.
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