Cordoba Esteso #7194440 Cedar Pau Ferro

$2,495.00

Cordoba Esteso Series Classical Guitar – Small bodied 650mm scale guitar that’s seriously comfortable to play

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Cordoba Esteso #7194440 Cedar Pau Ferro

Features

Model Cordoba Esteso #7194440 Cedar Pau Ferro
Condition New – Showroom Condition strung with Savarez CRJ500 classical guitar strings
Scale 650 mm
Finish Polyurethane, tastefully & lightly done
Tuners Gold Cordoba tuners with Ivory buttons – 18:1 gear ratio
Case Hardshell Cordoba humidified Single Arch Top Case – brown leather look, nice!

Tone Woods

Top Select Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back Pau Ferro
Neck Spanish Cedar (Traditional/Classical Profile) – lightweight truss rod 9/64″ (4mm)
Bridge East Indian Rosewood
Rosette 1931 Domingo Esteso peraloid inlay
Bracing Standard 5 fan Bracing
Fingerboard Ebony with markers at 5th and 7th fret
Purfling/Inlays Flamed Maple binding / Indian Rosewood bridge

Measurements

Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 51mm – 59mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 38.5″
Body length 19.0″
Upper bout width 10.5″ at upper bout
Lower bout width 13.75″ at lower bout
Body depth 3.75″ at upper bout, 3.875″ at lower bout
Action 3.75mm & 3.2mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight 3lbs & 8oz.
CITES Not Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

Cordoba Esteso #7194440 Cedar Pau Ferro

Comments

First impressions are excellent.  See below and my comments in the MP3 itself.

Overview:
The Esteso is a lightweight, small body guitar with a full size scale length. Its elegant appointments perfectly complement the Esteso’s incredibly balanced voice. This guitar is handcrafted in China.  I had mistakenly believed they were built in Mexico by a well known luthier.  (This is clearly not the case as of 2020).

Lightweight with an incredible tone.

The Cordoba Luthier Select Series represents the marriage of peak instrument design and fine craftsmanship. Handcrafted by a team of elite luthiers in small batches, the Luthier Select series guitars bring new life to the designs that shaped the modern nylon string guitar. For over 15 years, Cordoba has been perfecting the art of Nylon string instruments, working in conjunction with teams all around the globe to bring authentic nylon string tone with the playability and longevity that a modern musician demands. As Cordoba has grown in tandem with the quality of their manufacturing, it is with great pride and satisfaction that Cordoba pays homage to the greats in luthiery with the release of the Luthier Select series.

Domingo Esteso is considered one of the greatest Spanish luthiers of the 20th century, with a career that began in the 1890s, and continued through the 1930s. Created after extensive study of Domingo Esteso’s guitars, the Luthier Select Esteso mirrors the light weight and responsive volume produced by the Spanish luthier’s famous guitars. Available with a European Spruce or Canadian Cedar top, the delicately, hand carved spruce bracing works in conjunction with the premium quality top woods to recreate the immaculate, full tone synonymous with guitars built by Esteso himself. Solid Pau Ferro back and sides provide the tonal pallet of rosewood, but offer lighter weight and beautiful figure. Flamed Maple binding and a unique rosette with mother-of-pearl inlay, the kind of intricacy that was reserved for Esteso’s top of the line instruments, compliment the rich coloring of the Pau Ferro. The Estesto is finished using an ultra thin Polyurethane finish to protect the delicate instrument without impeding the vibration of the soundboard. Complete with an included Deluxe Humidified Archtop wood case, the Cordoba Esteso CD (Cedar Top) offer players a chance to enjoy the exemplary sound and feel of one of history’s premier luthiers.

  • – taken from Cordoba Website regarding the Esteso Luthier Model

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Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

Media

Please note that photos can be enlarged.  Right click any photo in the larger window, select “Open Image in New TAB” (if you’re using Chrome.  Any other browser has similar options). Look at the other TAB and you will be able to enlarge via the magnifying glass.  Simply click the image and she will double in size for your convenience.

These are photos of the actual guitar, Cordoba Esteso #7194440 Cedar Pau Ferro

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar. I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything. Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio –  201107-Cordoba Esteso 7194440 Cedar Pau Ferro – very nice guitar, easily played.  Good clarity, voice and power out of this handsome instrument.  I actually had a ball playing this one, aggressively and softly.

I had someone question the authenticity of my recordings and photos for my guitars.  I don’t particularly care for that all.  This guitar comes off as a handmade guitar, thus I treat them as such.  Each guitar is photographed and recorded individually, identified by their respective serial number, which can be seen on the heel of the neck within the guitar.  I work terribly hard on every aspect of my site.  That’s all I’ll say on the matter.  Richard

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1

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Shipping:

Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich

Warranty:

This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty from Cordoba Music Group

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in