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.

Production of this model was discontinued in 2015. 


Also available without a cutaway and electronics (D10).

TopSolid Engelmann spruce
Back & SidesSolid Rosewood
Binding/BridgeRosewood bridge & Mahogany binding
RosetteAll natural inlaid acacia double-ring
FinishHigh gloss PU
Neck/FingerboardMahogany neck/Ebony fingerboard
Truss RodYes
Scale Length648mm (25.5")
Nut Width45mm (1.8")
String Spacing at Saddle55mm
Fret Marker InlaysMaple on side of the fingerboard 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17
Number of Frets14 frets to the body, 20 total
Bracing/BuildHybrid fan / X-bracing
Body Width & Length11.5" width at the upper bout / 15.75" width at the lower bout / 19.75" body length / 40.5" overall length
Overall Length40.5"
Body Depth4" depth at upper bout / 4.5" depth at lower bout
Tuning MachinesGrover in Gold
Strings Elixir® Phospor Bronze NANOWEB® Standard Light 12-53
ElectronicsCordoba AFS II
Tap Plate/Pick Guardoptional clear Cordoba pick guard included in case
CaseHardshell Cordoba humidified archtop case
Specs are subject to change.