Modern steel string appeal, traditional Spanish wisdom.
Among the smallest of full-size steel string body shapes, the Leona’s grand concert size strikes the perfect balance between ergonomic comfort and robust tonal clarity, creating one of the most versatile and pleasing steel strings out there. A direct descendant of Cordoba’s benchmark nylon string instruments, the Leona closely follows the brand’s formula of featherweight all-solid wood construction and modern design aesthetics, built with techniques and features established by the Spanish masters.
The L9-E is made by hand with a solid mahogany top braced with Cordoba’s unique X/Fan hybrid bracing pattern, paired with solid mahogany back and sides. The Leona’s neck-through style Spanish heel construction is extremely lightweight and incredibly stable, creating unparalleled responsiveness that can be sensed in both hands of the player. The L9-E features 12 frets to the body, a 1¾” nut width, and a 25.2” scale length for versatile playability for all styles. The L9-E has the quintessential Cordoba look complete with flamed maple binding and a mother-of-pearl rosette and headstock inlay. Additional features include a mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, Grover tuning machines, active pickup system, and a Cordoba polyfoam case.
Also available with solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian Rosewood back and sides (L10-E).
|Back & Sides||Solid Mahogany|
|Binding/Bridge||Flamed Maple binding/Rosewood bridge|
|Purfling/Inlay||8 ply maple and ebony|
|Rosette||Wood and MOP Concentric Rings|
|Finish||High Gloss Natural Polyurethane|
|Neck/Fingerboard||Mahogany neck/Ebony fingerboard|
|Truss Rod||4mm Dual Action|
|Scale Length||640mm (25.2")|
|Nut Width||45mm (1 3/4")|
|String Spacing at Saddle||54mm (2 1/8")|
|Fret Marker Inlays||At 5,7,9,12|
|Number of Frets||19|
|Bracing/Build||Hybrid X/Fan bracing|
|Body Width & Length||279mm at upper bout/ 378mm at lower bout/ 505mm total body length|
|Overall Length||990.60 mm|
|Body Depth||90 mm at upper bout/ 105mm at lower bout|
|Tuning Machines||Grover Sta-Tite Chrome, 18:1 Ratio|
|Strings||Elixir Phospor Bronze NANOWEB Standard Light 12-53|
|Tap Plate/Pick Guard||NA|
|Case||Cordoba Polyfoam Case|