Handmade in a boutique workshop in California, the Córdoba Rodriguez combines three generations of tradition with features that bring this guitar into the modern era. Córdoba’s Rodriguez is built with a solid Canadian cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides and a fan bracing pattern with a transverse brace. This gives the guitar a distinctively “Spanish” sound—warm, lush and round, with bouncing basses and fat, singing trebles. It offers an instant responsiveness and a big, explosive attack at the beginning of every note.

Rodriguez

Key Features

MSRP - $4,198 USD

  • Top Wood:
    • Solid Western Red Cedar
  • Back & Sides Wood:
    • Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Family:
    • Traditional
  • Style:
    • Classical
  • Construction:
    • All Solid Woods
  • Made in USA
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SeriesMaster
Item Number07140
MSRP$4,198 USD
Body TopSolid Western Red Cedar
Upper Bout Width279mm (11")
Lower Bout Width368mm (14 1/2")
Body Depth Upper Bout95mm (3 3/4")
Body Depth Lower Bout100mm (4")
Body Length489mm (19 1/4")
Overall Length991mm (39")
Soundhole Diameter84mm (3 1/3")
Top Bracing Pattern1856 Torres 7 Fan
Back and Sides WoodSolid Indian Rosewood
Top BindingIndian Rosewood
RosetteAll Wood Rodriguez Design
Top Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Side Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Back Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Bridge MaterialIndian Rosewood
Saddle MaterialBone
Scale Length650mm (25 1/2")
Neck MaterialSpanish Cedar
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Nut Width52mm (2")
Nut MaterialBone
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Neck Thickness 1st Fret21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret24mm
Frets Total19
Tuning MachinesCordoba Master Series Matte Gold with Ivoroid Buttons
Neck ShapeC Shape
FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
ColorNatural (NAT)
Tap PlateNo
StringsSavarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Included CaseCordoba Deluxe Humidified Archtop Wood Case

The Rodriguez Story

Why Rodriguez?

The Rodriguez family of guitar makers produced incredible instruments for nearly 100 years in the southernmost region of Spain—deep in Andalucia, in the picturesque Moorish city of Córdoba. We honed in on a specific model from the 1970s era, when the Rodriguez guitars shifted to a build favoring an expansion in the size and depth of the body with fewer braces (5 rather than 7). The result is a guitar that pumps out sound in a lively, efficient manner with little effort on the part of the player. The Córdoba Rodriguez mimics its predecessor, built by Miguel Rodriguez Serrano, with its large yet lightweight build and immediate response and outstanding projection.

*Bonus fact*: Cordoba’s founder and CEO named our company “Córdoba Guitars” as a tribute to Rafael Rodriguez, Miguel Jr.’s sometimes overlooked twin brother.

Our Approach

We embarked on designing the Córdoba Rodriguez by examining an authentic 1970s Rodriguez from the inside out. With a goal of understanding the essence of this iconic guitar, we studied wood thickness, bracing designs, material choices, wood grains, and vibration patterns. The combination of our own luthiers’ expert hands, trained eyes, and intuitive ears lead to an examination that was part science and part feel. After listening to and playing these guitars for hours on end, we fully analyzed the balance, resonance and response of the Rodriguez to fully inform our own design choices.

Construction

Our small team of skilled luthiers has added modern refinements such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines and a breathable nitrocellulose finish to make this a guitar for contemporary players. A hardshell humidified archtop case is included.

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