Featuring select grade timbers and dark wood purfling, the Esteve Model 3E looks and sounds the part.
A World of Tradition
Since their foundation in 1957, quality and attention to detail have been of the utmost importance for Esteve Guitars, which with the incorporation of new technologies and the work of exceptional craftsmen have made Esteve Guitars a company of international renown among players and artists who share a similar philosophy and passion.
At Esteve, guitars are seen as a reflection of their dedication and hard work. Esteve have a desire for making guitars to the highest level and this can be seen in the craftsmanship and heard with every note.
Available with a Spruce top (ESTEVE-3ESP) or Cedar top (ESTEVE-3ECD)
- Back & Sides Wood: Flamed Map: Back & Sides Wood: Flamed Maple
- Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend
- Gig Bag: Cordoba Deluxe Padded Gig Bag Included
- Style: Crossover Nylon String
- Top Wood: Solid European Spruce
|Body Top||Solid European Spruce|
|Upper Bout Width||279mm (11″)|
|Lower Bout Width||368mm (14 1/2″)|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||95mm (3 3/4″)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||100mm (4″)|
|Body Length||483mm (19″)|
|Overall Length||978mm (38 1/2″)|
|Soundhole Diameter||84mm (3 1/3″)|
|Top Bracing Pattern||Fan|
|Back and Sides Wood||Flamed Maple|
|Rosette||Maple and Black Rings|
|Top Purfling Inlay||Maple and Black|
|Side Purfling Inlay||Maple and Black|
|Back Purfling Inlay||Maple and Black|
|Scale Length||650mm (25 1/2″)|
|Nut Width||48mm (1 7/8″)|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Truss Rod Wrench||4mm Allen Key|
|Neck Thickness 1st Fret||21mm|
|Neck Thickness 9th Fret||24mm|
|Tuning Machines||Cordoba Silver with Black Buttons|
|Neck Shape||C Shape|
|Electronics||Fishman Presys Blend|
|Strings||Savarez Corum Alliance High Tension 500AJ|
|Included Case||Cordoba Deluxe Gig Bag|
Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.
The 12 Maple belongs to Córdoba’s Fusion series, a line of high quality crossover/hybrid nylon string guitars designed to play and feel like steel string acoustics. With the option of 12 or 14 frets to the body on most models, these slimmer dimensions combined with a radiused fingerboard give the Fusion series the feel and playability that most steel string and electric guitar players prefer. Tonally, the Fusion series models have all the warmth, body, and resonance that traditional “classical” nylon string guitars are known for, and are built using traditional Spanish guitar methods like domed soundboards and fan bracing patterns.
All Fusion guitars feature Savarez Corum Alliance strings that offer the higher tension feel that most crossover players want.
12 vs 14 Frets
The 12 fret model more closely resembles a traditional classical guitar, and allows the bridge to sit a bit further back on the soundboard, where resonance is optimized for a large sound with long sustain. The 14 fret model has a more familiar upper register for steel string players. The bridge is shifted slightly forward from the center of the soundboard, increasing ease of playability for the steel string or electric player. More frets are exposed, creating an easier territory for soloing.