Cordoba has chosen to honor four master luthiers whose work has shaped the history of the nylon string guitar over the past 150 years, inspiring generations of guitar builders. Each Master Series model is a replica of an iconic guitar representing significant moments in the careers of Antonio de Torres, Hermann Hauser I, Miguel Rodriguez, and Manuel Reyes. Handmade with premium materials in Cordoba's California workshop, they have partnered with Kenny Hill to examine the original guitars, poring over nuances and specifications to get inside the mind of each maker. The Master Series allows today’s players to get their hands on a slice of guitar history at a fraction of the cost.
This is the "Torres" model, and is based on a smaller bodied instrument with 640mm scale length. It has surprising volume for its size, it's really a big-sounding guitar with rich, deep basses and plump, singing trebles. Simply a delight to play and one of those guitars that is hard to put down once you get playing. The guitar is also beautiful, with half-herringbone inlay in the purfling and around the rosette. Hard to find anything remotely of this style and quality at this price point.
This is also part of the "Limited Edition" series for this model - it's French polished and features exotic woods for back and sides, in this instance, beautiful flamed maple.