Cordoba F7 Paco Nylon String Flamenco Guitar

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$549
Cordoba F7 Paco Nylon String Flamenco Guitar

The Cordoba F7 Paco is an homage to classical guitar legend Paco de Lucia.

It features a thinner, flamenco style similar to the guitars that were used by its namesake in his lifetime.

To contrast the brighter tone with thinner bodied guitars, Cordoba opted to use warm sounding Indian Rosewood for the back and sides.

The result is a well balanced tone while being lighter than most guitars.

Features

  • Top: Western Red Cedar
  • Body: Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Finish: Natural
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 648mm (25 1/2")
  • Nut Width: 52-millimeter (2.04")

Pros

Many people love the flatter neck angle which gives it a nice, low action. The weight was also seen as a plus by some especially for a guitar that projects very well. Modern appointments like a dual-action truss rod are noted by some as convenient for the touring musician as necks tend to shift depending on the temperature.

Cons

While comfortable for most, a few found the guitar's C-shaped neck to be a dealbreaker as they preferred D-shaped necks which are flat at the back for better thumb anchoring.

Overall

The Cordoba F7 Paco, with it's great combination of vintage looks and feel with modern playability and set up makes for a great intermediate guitar. Its light weight and dual-action truss rod also make it a great travel and touring guitar.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, we are now featuring more highly rated guitars in our guide to The Best Classical & Nylon String Guitars.

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