Of all the guitars in the Master Series, the Rodriguez is the most powerful across all registers. Notably €œSpanish€� in sound, the tone is warm, lush, and round, with bouncing basses and fat, singing trebles. It offers an instant responsiveness and a big, explosive attack at the beginning of every note. This guitar is handmade in the USA. Big, powerful Spanish sound with instant response. Materials: Cordoba€™s Rodriguez is built with a solid Canadian cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. It features a Spanish cedar neck and African ebony fingerboard, and Rodriguez€™s 5-fan bracing pattern with a transverse brace.
Cordoba added a few modern refinements, such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines, durable finish, and non-gut strings. The result is an instrument that exemplifies the authentic Rodriguez design, voicing, and feel, and captures a rare piece of guitar making history. The Process: Cordoba obtained a 1970s Rodriguez model and studied it inside and out, playing it over and over.
The mission was to understand the essence of what gives this iconic guitar such an amazing voice and feel, and then recreate an instrument that possesses these characteristics and carries the same magic in its DNA. The process was a combination of science and feel; the wood thicknesses of the top, backs, sides, and braces were measured to the nearest hundredth of a millimeter, bracing patterns traced and mapped, and details of the materials, inlays, wood grains, and vibrations were all carefully analyzed.
The guitar was played and listened to for hours to gain an understanding of the balance between the trebles and basses, resonance of the top, and a sense for the feel and response of the guitar when played in a variety of styles and environments.
|Neck Wood||Spanish Cedar|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Top Wood||Solid Canadian Red Cedar|
|Back & Sides Wood||Solid Indian Rosewood|
|Body Bracing||1977 Rodriguez 5 Fan Bracing with Transverse Brace|
|Strings||Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ|