The D10-CE belongs to Cordoba’s Acero series, a line of all-solid steel strings approached from a classical or Spanish guitar building perspective. Most notably, Cordoba is using an integrated neck joint or “Spanish Heel” instead of a traditional dovetail joint to join the body and neck of the guitar. This method of construction offers a lighter weight and more stable heel joint that increases resonance and is less prone to movement as the guitar ages. The bracing pattern is a hybrid of a Torres style Spanish fan pattern and X-bracing, and allows the top to move freely with an explosive attack and big, dark tone.
The D10-CE dreadnought appeals to the player looking for the darker, and more dynamic tone that is typically associated with solid rosewood back and sides. The D10-CE also features a solid Engelmann spruce top for added clarity along with a beautiful ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge and binding. The styling is refined and sleek, using acacia wood on the double ring rosette and 12th fret fingerboard inlays, capped off with Cordoba’s signature elevated headstock with a rosewood strip and Mother of Pearl inlay. The finish is a thinly applied high gloss polyurethane. The D10-CE also comes with the Acoustic Fidelity System II (AFS), Cordoba’s new proprietary pickup that offers both piezo and mic blending capabilities. Other features include a TUSQ® nut and saddle, gold Grover tuners, Elixir® NANOWEB® Light Gauge (.012-.053) strings, and a Cordoba deluxe archtop wood case with built in HumiCase humidification.
Top: Solid Engelmann spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Rosewood
Binding/Bridge: Rosewood bridge & Mahogany binding
Rosette: All natural inlaid acacia double-ring
Finish: High gloss PU
Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck/Ebony fingerboard
Truss Rod: Yes
Scale Length: 648mm (25.5")
Nut Width: 45mm (1.8")
String Spacing at Saddle: 55mm
Fret Marker Inlays: Maple on side of the fingerboard 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17
Number of Frets: 14 frets to the body, 20 total
Bracing/Build: Hybrid fan / X-bracing
Body Width & Length: 11.5" width at the upper bout / 15.75" width at the lower bout / 19.75" body length / 40.5" overall length
Overall Length: 40.5"
Body Depth: 4" depth at upper bout / 4.5" depth at lower bout
Tuning Machines: Grover in Gold
Strings: Elixir® Phospor Bronze NANOWEB® Standard Light 12-53
Electronics: Cordoba AFS II
Tap Plate/Pick Guard: optional clear Cordoba pick guard included in case
Case: Hardshell Cordoba humidified archtop case