Cordoba releases Fusion Orchestra guitar
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-05-05)
The Cordoba Fusion Orchestra 12 is the first full-body guitar in the Fusion series and is said to give the player steel-string feel with nylon-string sound.
It features Indian Rosewood back and sides, a lightweight Cedar neck, and an Ebony fingerboard and the option of either a solid Canadian Cedar or European Spruce top. The multiple ringed rosette is made of 100% natural woods and inlaid by hand, along with the Maple and Ebony purfling that outlines the soundboard. A light Mahogany binding accents the body shape of the Orchestra, which is slightly altered from a traditional nylon string guitar. The most notable characteristics of the Orchestra are the tone and feel. The thinner 1 7/8 inch neck is comfortable for any player, and the radiused fingerboard makes playability quick, comfortable, and easy. The tone is dark and punchy in the basses, with strong, round trebles and balanced mids.
The Orchestra comes equipped with a BBand A1.2 pickup, which has a volume control mounted on the inside edge of the sound hole. The 9-volt battery powered electronics are mounted in a small tube that is directly coupled with a high quality endpin jack making an all-in-one structure. The HZZless circuitry and UST (under saddle transducer) pickup produce a tone that is amazingly clear and pure.
MSRP: $755 USD; StreetL $599 USD
Top: Solid Canadian Cedar Top or European Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Binding/Bridge: Mahogany Binding / Rosewood Bridge
Purfling/Inlay: Double Maple and Ebony top purfling
Rosette: All wood inlaid Ring-style rosette
Finish: High Gloss PU finish, natural color
Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck / Ebony Radiused
Neck & Fingerboard: 650 mm (25.5") scale length, 1 7/8" (48mm) nut width
Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
Bracing/Build: Spanish classic, _ fan bracing pattern
Body Width & Length: 375mm (14.75") width at lower bout, 1,003mm (39.5") total length
Body Depth: 280mm (11.02") width at upper bout, 365mm (14.37") width at lower bout, 990mm (38.97") total length
Tuning Machines: Der Jung Silver Tuning Machines w/Ebony Buttons
Strings: Savarez Corum Alliance High Tension
Tap Plate/Pick Guard: NA
Case: Includes Cordoba Gig Bag
Options: Left handed, Spruce or Cedar Top
Compiled rom information on the Cordoba Guitars website: www.cordobaguitars.com