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In Stock - SKU: GUCLCOR-08094 - Cordoba

2022 Cordoba "20th Anniversary" SP/AR

Year 2022
Top Spruce
Back & Sides African Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish Lacquer
Country USA
Condition New
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$8,000.00

Description

This is the final instrument in a limited edition run of five guitars (one per year) which began in 2017 to celebrate Cordoba Guitar's 20th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, production of these "20th Anniversary" models began in their California workshop in the spirit of honoring both the history of the company, and also to pay homage to the rich tradition of the classical guitar as a whole. They turned to the original source of inspiration for Cordoba Guitars – the Great Mosque of Córdoba, Spain, which features stunning arches throughout its sprawling architecture. This structure had a huge impact on the company's founder and CEO, Tim Miklaucic – so much so that the mosque’s arches have been incorporated into the Córdoba logo.

“I spent a lot of time in Córdoba as a teenager and young adult,” says Tim. “I loved the fact that Córdoba had both Muslim and Christian influences–it was a coming together of different intellectual communities, a melting pot.”

Cordoba workshop lead builder Andrew Enns took visual cues from the mosque, specifically honing in on the beautiful red arches, and developed the 20th Anniversary’s signature rosette. To honor classical guitar history, the shape of the instrument is inspired by the iconic 1937 Hauser I guitar, the original of which has been deemed “the greatest guitar of our epoch” by Andres Segovia, who used it as his regular concert and recording instruments for 25 years. In a nod to more modern guitar building, Andrew modified the Hauser’s traditional 7-fan bracing pattern to allow the top to vibrate freely and to enhance the resonance of the Englemann spruce top. “The 20th Anniversary guitar has very big, dynamic sound with deep lows and piano-like highs. Each note is punchy and resonant with a bit of ‘air’ around it,” says Andrew. “When played softly, it can be sweet and airy, but it has plenty of headroom to dig deep for big aggressive tones.”

“It has a beautiful deep sound, with really good projecting trebles,” confirms Tim. “It sounds uniquely Córdoba.”

* Cordoba humidified archtop wooden hardshell case included.

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2022 Cordoba "20th Anniversary" SP/AR

J. K. Mertz's "Bardenklänge, Op.13: Unruhe" by Steven Lerman on a 2022 Cordoba "20th Anniversary"

Description
the Great Mosque of Córdoba in Spain

This is the final instrument in a limited edition run of five guitars (one per year) which began in 2017 to celebrate Cordoba Guitar's 20th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, production of these "20th Anniversary" models began in their California workshop in the spirit of honoring both the history of the company, and also to pay homage to the rich tradition of the classical guitar as a whole. They turned to the original source of inspiration for Cordoba Guitars – the Great Mosque of Córdoba, Spain, which features stunning arches throughout its sprawling architecture. This structure had a huge impact on the company's founder and CEO, Tim Miklaucic – so much so that the mosque’s arches have been incorporated into the Córdoba logo.

“I spent a lot of time in Córdoba as a teenager and young adult,” says Tim. “I loved the fact that Córdoba had both Muslim and Christian influences–it was a coming together of different intellectual communities, a melting pot.”

Cordoba workshop lead builder Andrew Enns took visual cues from the mosque, specifically honing in on the beautiful red arches, and developed the 20th Anniversary’s signature rosette. To honor classical guitar history, the shape of the instrument is inspired by the iconic 1937 Hauser I guitar, the original of which has been deemed “the greatest guitar of our epoch” by Andres Segovia, who used it as his regular concert and recording instruments for 25 years. In a nod to more modern guitar building, Andrew modified the Hauser’s traditional 7-fan bracing pattern to allow the top to vibrate freely and to enhance the resonance of the Englemann spruce top. “The 20th Anniversary guitar has very big, dynamic sound with deep lows and piano-like highs. Each note is punchy and resonant with a bit of ‘air’ around it,” says Andrew. “When played softly, it can be sweet and airy, but it has plenty of headroom to dig deep for big aggressive tones.”

“It has a beautiful deep sound, with really good projecting trebles,” confirms Tim. “It sounds uniquely Córdoba.”

* Cordoba humidified archtop wooden hardshell case included.

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