The Leona 9-E features an all-solid African mahogany body for a versatile, balanced voice and exceptional clarity of tone. The Leona 9-E stands out in a crowd thanks to its striking flamed maple binding and authentic mother-of-pearl rosette and signature Cordoba “Arches” inlay at the headstock. Other features include a bone nut and saddle, Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines, Fishman Sonitone electronics, and a Cordoba Polyfoam Case.
- Back & Sides Wood: Solid African Mahogany
- Case: Cordoba Polyfoam Case Included
- Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
- Style: Parlor Acoustic Steel String Guitar
- Top Wood: Solid African Mahogany
|Body type: Acoustic|
|Top wood: Solid African Mahogany|
|Back & sides: Solid African Mahogany|
|Bracing pattern: Hybrid X-Fan|
|Body finish: High Gloss Polyurethane|
|Nut width: 1 7/8″ (48mm)|
|Neck wood: Mahogany|
|Scale length: 25 1/2″ (648mm)|
|Number of frets: 12|
|Neck finish: Gloss Polyurethane|
|Pickup/preamp: Yes, Fishman Sonitone|
|Headstock overlay: Rosewood w/ MOP “Arches”|
|Tuning machines: Grover Sta-Tite Open-Gear|
|Saddle & nut: Bone|
|Number of strings: 6|
|Case: Polyfoam case|
Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.
The Leona model was part of Córdoba’s Acero line of boutique, all-solid steel string guitars approached from a Spanish guitar building perspective. Like all Acero series instruments, the Leona has an integrated neck or “Spanish Heel” construction to join the neck to the body, a typical characteristic of classical and flamenco guitars of the Spanish tradition. Leona’s bracing pattern is a hybrid of a Torres style Spanish fan pattern and X-bracing typical of a steel string guitar. This innovative approach combines the strength of modern steel string bracing with the light and resonant qualities of traditional fan bracing, resulting in an extremely stable yet lightweight build and contributing to a wonderfully balanced, rich tone.
Leona offers the player a contemporary take on several tried-and-true guitar designs, inspired by elements of Spanish classical and American small-body concert or 000 style steel string guitars to provide the ultimate fingerstyle experience. The Leona will feel right at home in the hands of many players – perfect for fingerstyle, blues, jazz, folk, or even a fresh voice for classical players!