Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars
Hardware:4.9 out of 5 stars
Sound:5 out of 5 stars
Value:4.9 out of 5 stars
Average:5 out of 5 stars

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Cordoba Acero D10 Dreadnought


  • Great sound
  • Comfortable
  • Great construction


  • Pricey
  • Tusq nut might not be as bright and durable as bone

Cordoba’s D10-CE is a part of Acero series which combines steel-string and Spanish design. This guitar is on a pricier side for someone who might be looking for an affordable guitar, nevertheless, the quality and build of this model definitely vauche for the price.


The D10-CE is a dreadnought guitar that has an Engelmann spruce top that adds clarity to the sound and solid rosewood back and sides. In contrast to most guitars that have dovetail joints, the Acero series features a “Spanish Heel” neck (integrated neck) that provides guitar needed lightness and better resonance as well as sturdiness/stability through time. Acero models are known as “hybrids”, and the bracing pattern on this model is one of the examples of that.

It is a combination of Torres style (Spanish) and X-bracing which gives your guitar darker tone and flexibility. On top of that, you get an ebony fingerboard as well as  bridge and binding made of rosewood. This is a gorgeous model with double ring rosette made of beautiful acacia, elevated headstock with rosewood strip and mother-of-pearl inlay.


The D10 also has tusq nut and saddle and Grover tuners that is topped off with thin high gloss polyurethane. This guitar comes with Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge ( (.012-.053) strings which are great for beginner. Most people prefer changing strings on their new guitars right away because most times the quality is not that great but these strings, in my opinion, are quite decent and produce bright sound. so if you do not want to spend more money on accessories right away (because you have basically put most of your savings in a guitar… maybe) you might enjoy keeping these ones around.

Cordoba Acero Sound

Engelmann spruce top gives D10-CE clarity, volume and richness. If you are looking for a darker tone this model is a great option. It has great tonal balance and clear tone with balancing overtones. It is very comfortable in hand and easy to play, so professionals, as well as beginners, will enjoy it.  


Cordoba created hybrid models in their Acero series and D10 and it is an example of one of their best accomplishments, combining the right design and techniques to produce the right sound and comfort that will be enjoyed by anyone. I would say that the biggest “issue” about this guitar is the price, if you are just a beginner and looking for a basic guitar, paying about $1000 for a model would not be ideal (unless you have a couple of hundred dollars lying around) but for more seasoned players who are looking for a great sound, this is a model to definitely keep in mind.

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