Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE CD (Cedar Top) Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar


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Cordoba Fusion Orchestra CE CD

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Gearank Recommendation

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.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings available in our guide to The Best Classical & Nylon String 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.


  • 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


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I have been writing about and researching music gear for many years, all while serving as a music director at my local church. I engage in guitar playing and singer-songwriter stints, in addition to mentoring young musicians and teaching guitar and bass.