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CC7HCE

Concert Classic Acoustic Electric w/Cutaway, Natural Gloss Finish
‘Inspired by a sojourn to Andalucia...’

Key Features

Series
Alvarez Cádiz
Top Wood
Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood
Dark Walnut
Shape
Classical w/ Cutaway
Neck
Mahogany - Ebony - Mahogany
Bracing System
Asymmetric Fan w/Treble Bar
Bridge
Rosewood / Pau Ferro
Inlays
Wood Mosaic Rosette and MOP Headstock Inlay
Fingerboard
Rosewood / Pau Ferro
Nut & Saddle
Real Bone
Tuner
Chrome with Ebony Style Buttons
Binding
Acacia
Strings
D’Addario Pro Arte EXP46
Pickup / EQ
LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up
MSRP $749.00
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Dimensions

Overall Length (mm)
990
Body Width (mm)
373
Body Depth at Heel (mm)
88
Body Depth at Base (mm)
98
Scale (mm)
660
Scale (inches)
25.98"
Number of frets
22
Nut Width (mm)
48
Nut Width (inches)
1 7/8"

Product Materials

Series
Alvarez Cádiz
Top Wood
Solid A+ Sitka Spruce
Top Finish
Natural/Gloss
Back & Sides Wood
Dark Walnut

Additional Details

Neck Joint
Spanish Heel
Neck Meets Body
14th Fret
Number of Frets
22

CÁDIZ offers responsive and engaging nylon string guitars of a quality and playability we think you’ll adore. Everything about them is considered and chosen. They are a new shape, different to Classicals we have made in the past, slightly taller, slightly narrower, more elegant.

In order to make the guitars as responsive as we could, we had to keep them as light as possible in construction while staying true to traditional design. So in the standard models there are no trussrods. Our necks are three-piece and a solid Ebony centre rod gives us the strength and lightness we need.

CÁDIZ models are also made with a Spanish heel neck joint. Ramirez and other great luthiers also influenced us when it came to choosing our scale length. The CÁDIZ scale length is longer than the standard 650mm (25.6”) you will find on many classical guitars. At 662mm (26.06”) our scale length raises the tension just a little and helps deliver more energy into the soundbox for us to harness and shape. We use AA Sitka tops on all CÁDIZ models. Saddle and nut are real bone, rosettes are wood mosaic and bridges and fingerboards are Pau Ferro or Rosewood.

The soundbox is more lightly built, the tops are graduated and each brace is custom cut and sanded with 4 varying widths in total. The bracing design gives a slight nod to Jose Ramirez III’s asymmetric architecture in the fact that our guitars have a treble bar. This is to stiffen up the treble side of the top a little more which helps us create very round, bell like trebles on our first three strings. We keep the bass side of the top light by using slightly thinner braces which helps us give the player very open, clear and strong bass response.

Other fine appointments include the use of traditional Cypress wood for the Flamenco model back and sides, which is paired with ebony binding. We believe CÁDIZ will engage any player, whether a seasoned professional classical player or someone looking for different tones from an engaging nylon string guitar. We hope they will create an intimacy between you and the instrument and as always we have done all we could to make beautifully designed instruments, as affordable as we could.

 

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