Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE CD (Cedar Top) Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar
Gearank High Notes
- Top: Solid Canadian Western Red Cedar
- Body: Rosewood
- Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
- Nut Width: 48mm (1 7/8")
- Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend
The Fusion Orchestra CE CD appeared on our recommended list for Classical Guitars Under $1000 from December 2017 until June 2021 when it had been out-ranked by higher rated guitars.
'Fusion' refers to the fact that this is a crossover guitar with a nut width much smaller than a traditional classical guitar which makes it much easier to transition to if you're used to playing a steel-string acoustic or electric guitar.
Other than the cutaway section, the rest of the body has upper and lower bought and depth measurements that are similar to traditional classical guitars - the same goes for the neck thickness.
It comes with Fishman electronics that include a built-in microphone which helps to produce a more 'natural' tone which is particularly useful when recording.
The preamp also has phase control which can help in reducing feedback problems when plugged into an amp.
Surprisingly, I read several reviews that favorably compared their Fusion Orchestra CE with much more expensive Italian made Ramirez guitars!
If you want an acoustic-electric nylon string guitar with a good classical sound when unplugged, then this is a good option.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Classical & Nylon String Guitars.