Review: The Cordoba Fusion 14 Classical Acoustic Guitar

The Cordoba Fusion 14 classical acoustic feels like an electric guitar!

Córdoba Guitars was founded in 1997. Building on a tradition of expert craftsmanship, Cordoba is a leader and innovator in nylon-string acoustic guitars. Córdoba guitars consist of three designers Kenny Hill: An internationally recognized guitar maker, player, and teacher, Hill has been building guitars since 1973. Edmund Blöchinger: Since 1982, Blöchinger has handcrafted guitars from the finest quality woods, and has worked closely with the great guitarists of the Romero family. Tim Miklaucic: A leading expert on the nylon-string guitar, Tim Miklaucic is the founder and president of Guitar Salon International, Tornavoz Music, and Córdoba Guitars.

Off the rack

Right off the bat… this was an amazing feeling guitar! The Fusion 14 has amazing tone and is extremely comfortable to boot. The neck is very thin and super fast. This guitar feels very much like an electric guitar. The action is lower than most classical guitars, which lends to its amazing playability. The fusion 14 looks like a traditional classical guitar but also features added electronics including a tuner, 4-band EQ and a blended saddle piezo pickup. The fusion 14 has an unusual setup with 23 frets.

Features & Specs

  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Flamed Maple
  • Fingerboard: African Ebony
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood with bone saddle and tie block
  • Maple/Ebony wood ring rosette inlay with maple/ebony purfling
  • Binding: Indian Rosewood
  • Indian Rosewood headstock veneer
  • Scale length: 25.59″ (650 mm)
  • Electronics: BBAND A6T with tuner. Blended system of under-saddle piezo with acoustic soundboard transducer, 4-band EQ and on board tuner.
  • Number of Frets: 23 frets
  • Nut Width: 47 mm
  • Includes HumiCase Protégé case

The Low Down

The Fusion 14 is far and away the best classical guitar I have ever played. This is mainly because it feels so much like playing a steel string guitar. It has an amazing tone that is sure to take your playing to a new level. With its lightweight construction and fast neck, the fusion 14 should have a place in every guitarists collection, definitely 10’s across the board. This is a must have classical axe!!

Pros – Great feel, fast neck, fair price, piezo pickup, tuner, lightweight, traditional look, cool 23 frets, comes with case.

Cons – N/A

MSRP – $829.99

Till next week, thanks for reading and keep on shredding!

Nick Arrietta is a staff writer at SMG. Nick is a professional Music teacher from California and has been playing the Guitar for 24 years. Along with teaching music he is a touring guitarist, studio musician and songwriter. Email:

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