The D9 is the first of Cordoba’s new Acero series, a line of boutique, 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 vibrate openly with an explosive attack and warm, sweet tone.

The D9 dreadnought features the classic combination of a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, giving it a warm and balanced sound great for all musical styles.  It also has a beautiful rosewood bridge, mahogany binding and rosewood fingerboard.  The styling is refined and sleek, using Acacia wood for the rosette and 12th fret fingerboard inlays, capped off with Cordoba’s signature elevated headstock with a mahogany overlay.  The finish is a thinly applied high gloss polyurethane.  Other features include a TUSQ® nut and saddle, chrome 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 with cutaway and electronics (D9-CE).

TopSolid Sitka spruce
Back & SidesSolid mahogany
Binding/BridgeRosewood bridge / Mahogany binding
RosetteAll natural inlaid acacia double-ring
FinishHigh gloss PU
Neck/FingerboardMahogany neck/Rosewood 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 Chrome
StringsElixir® Phospor Bronze NANOWEB® Standard Light 12-53
Tap Plate/Pick Guardoptional clear Cordoba pick guard included in case
CaseHardshell Cordoba humidified archtop case
Specs are subject to change.