Meet the Maple, a beautiful crossover guitar that features a solid European spruce top and flamed maple back and sides for a bright, snappy tone and sweetly pronounced high end. Other than its strikingly beautiful back, the 12/14 Maple's main feature is its slim steel-string feeling neck (48mm nut width) and radiused fingerboard. Available with 12 or 14 frets to the body, the Maple is ready for the stage with its Fishman Presys Blend preamp and comes in a deluxe Córdoba gig bag.

12 Maple

Key Features

MSRP - $1,085 USD

  • Top Wood:
    • Solid European Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood:
    • Flamed Maple
  • Family:
    • Cutaway & Electric
  • Style:
    • Crossover
  • Construction:
    • Solid Top
  • Electronics:
    • Fishman Presys Blend
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14 Maple

MSRP - $1,085 USD

Highlights

  • 12 Maple Front
  • 12 Maple Back
  • 12 Maple Detail 1
  • 12 Maple Detail 2
  • 12 Maple Headstock
  • 12 Maple Detail 3
SeriesFusion
Item NumberGUHYCOR05623
MSRP$1,085 USD
Body TopSolid European Spruce
Upper Bout Width279mm (11")
Lower Bout Width368mm (14 1/2")
Body Depth Upper Bout95mm (3 3/4")
Body Depth Lower Bout100mm (4")
Body Length483mm (19")
Overall Length978mm (38 1/2")
Soundhole Diameter84mm (3 1/3")
Top Bracing PatternFan
Back and Sides WoodFlamed Maple
Top BindingRosewood
RosetteMaple and Black Rings
Top Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Side Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Back Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Bridge MaterialRosewood
Saddle MaterialBone
Scale Length650mm (25 1/2")
Neck MaterialMahogany
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Nut Width48mm (1 7/8")
Nut MaterialBone
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Neck Thickness 1st Fret21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret24mm
Frets Total19
Tuning MachinesCordoba Silver with Black Buttons
Neck ShapeC Shape
FinishGloss Polyurethane
ColorNatural (NAT)
ElectronicsFishman Presys Blend
Tap PlateNo
StringsSavarez Corum Alliance High Tension 500AJ
Included CaseCordoba Deluxe Gig Bag

The Fusion Series

Design Features

The 12 Maple belongs to Córdoba’s Fusion series, a line of high quality crossover/hybrid nylon string guitars designed to play and feel like steel string acoustics. With the option of 12 or 14 frets to the body on most models, these slimmer dimensions combined with a radiused fingerboard give the Fusion series the feel and playability that most steel string and electric guitar players prefer. Tonally, the Fusion series models have all the warmth, body, and resonance that traditional “classical” nylon string guitars are known for, and are built using traditional Spanish guitar methods like domed soundboards and fan bracing patterns.

All Fusion guitars feature Savarez Corum Alliance strings that offer the higher tension feel that most crossover players want.

12 vs 14 Frets

The 12 fret model more closely resembles a traditional classical guitar, and allows the bridge to sit a bit further back on the soundboard, where resonance is optimized for a large sound with long sustain. The 14 fret model has a more familiar upper register for steel string players. The bridge is shifted slightly forward from the center of the soundboard, increasing ease of playability for the steel string or electric player. More frets are exposed, creating an easier territory for soloing.