The 12 Natural is our entry-level crossover guitar featuring a comfortable, slim steel-string style neck (48mm nut width) with radiused fingerboard. Choose from a solid Canadian cedar or European spruce top paired with mahogany back and sides. As the name suggests, the 12 Natural has 12 frets to the body, allowing the bridge to sit further back on the soundboard, where resonance is optimized for a large sound with long sustain. Thoughtful finishing touches such as a hand inlaid wooden rosette, 3 ply maple and ebony top purfling, and high gloss polyurethane finish makes this Fusion model both beautiful and practical. Plug in and play with the built in Fishman Presys preamp.

12 Natural

Key Features

  • Family:
    • Cutaway & Electric
  • Style:
    • Fusion
  • Construction:
    • Solid Top
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  • 12 Natural SP Front
  • 12 Natural SP Back
  • 12 Natural SP Detail 1
  • 12 Natural SP Detail 2
Headstock LogoCordoba Arches Logo - Mother-of-Pearl
Item Number05414
FamilyCutaway & Electric
Tail StripPau Ferro
ConstructionSolid Top
Does it contain shell?Yes - MOP
Shipper Carton Dimensions104 x 47 x 14 (cm) - Cordoba Guitar Triangle Box (No Case)
Body TopSolid European Spruce
Top Bracing PatternFan
Soundhole Diameter84mm (3.3")
RosetteMaple and Black Rings
Top Purfling Inlay6-ply Maple and Black
Top BindingPau Ferro
Side Purfling InlayN / A
Back and Sides WoodMahogany
Side Purfling Inlay Pattern & DimensionsN / A
Back Center StripPau Ferro
Back Purfling InlayN / A
HeadplatePau Ferro
Back BindingPau Ferro
Neck ShapeCrossover C Shape
Pickup TypeUndersaddle Piezo, Onboard Tuner
Battery PackInside Preamp Compartment - 9V
Neck JointDovetail
Neck MaterialMahogany
Nut Width48mm (1 7/8")
Neck Thickness 1st Fret21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret24mm
Master Carton Dimensions112x58x69 (cm) - Cordoba Triangle Master Carton (6 Pack)
Fingerboard InlaysN / A
Frets Total19
ColorNatural (NAT)
FinishGloss Polyurethane
Fret Dimensions2.0mm (W) x 1.1mm (H)
Bridge MaterialPau Ferro
Saddle MaterialBone
Nut MaterialBone
Back Purfling Inlay Pattern & DimensionsN / A
Tuning MachinesCordoba Silver with Black Buttons
Nut String Spacing40mm
Scale Length650mm (25.6")
Tap PlateN / A
Frets to Body12
Tuning Machine ButtonsBlack
Tuning Machine Ratio14:1
Tuning Machines Vendor & ModelDer Jung DJ206CK-P12 (S3)
ElectronicsFishman Presys
StringsSavarez Alliance /Cantiga High Tension 510AJ
Electronics Vendor & ModelFishman OEM-PSY-B11
Truss RodDual Action
Middle PickupN / A
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Battery Pack Installation LocationFlip Up Preamp
Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro
Included CaseCase Sold Separately
Waist Width235mm (9 1/4")
Number of Strings6
Target Instrument Weight3.5 lbs / 1.6 kg
Upper Bout Width279mm (11")
Lower Bout Width368mm (14 1/2")
Body Depth Upper Bout85mm (3 1/3")
Body Depth Lower Bout95mm (3 3/4")
Body Length483mm (19")
Overall Length978mm (38 1/2")
Country of OriginChina

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Fusion Neck

The 12 Natural 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.