The D11-CE is the top of Cordoba’s new Acero line, 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 rich resonant tone.
The D11-CE dreadnought features all solid acacia for the back and sides which give it a clear, bright tone, and distinctive figured appearance. The D11-CE also features a solid Sitka spruce top 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 an acacia strip and Mother of Pearl inlay. The finish is a thinly applied high gloss polyurethane. The D11-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 cutaway and electronics (D11).
|Top||Solid Sitka spruce|
|Back & Sides||Solid figured acacia|
|Binding/Bridge||Rosewood bridge & binding|
|Rosette||All natural inlaid acacia double-ring|
|Finish||High gloss PU|
|Neck/Fingerboard||Mahogany neck/Ebony fingerboard|
|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|
|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|