Featuring a comfortable OM body shape with cutaway, all-solid wood construction, a Fishman preamp and a unique arm contour making playing much more comfortable, the Merida Cardenas C35-OMCEH is an outstanding guitar for live performers.
The body of the Cardenas C35-OMCEH is constructed using solid mahogany for the back and sides, a tonewood that is favoured due to the rich, warm timbre that it produces. Not only that, but mahogany guarantees and enduring sustain that gives the guitar a satisfying energy. Paired with the mahogany is a fantastic Sitka spruce top, which acts as a highly resonant soundboard that projects the timbre of the guitar with enviable power. Thanks to the employment of solid tonewoods throughout, the timbre of the guitar will only improve with age to develop a unique timbre.
The softly shaped contours of the body are designed to create as comfortable a playing experience as possible. The deep single-cutaway makes it very easy to reach the upper frets to give you complete freedom for your fingers to roam. Whether you’re playing in a standing or a seated position, you’ll find the C35-OMCEH just as delightful to perform with. Merida has crafted a built-in armrest to create the perfect platform to settle your picking arm on.
A stable mahogany neck is fitted to the body to guarantee a supportive playing support. Married to the neck is a heavenly rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned dot position inlays along the edge of the neck. The neck and fingerboard partnership creates a luxurious feel in the hand.
The Merida Cardenas C35-OMCEH has been fitted with a high quality Merida/Fishman standard preamp and pickup system. The beauty of this electronics’ system is that it gives you total mastery over your amplified sound by including controls for: phase, a three-band EQ, and volume. The Fishman Presys system even has an on-board tuner and low battery indicator so you can rest assured that you can stay in tune, and won’t run out of juice without good warning.
The nut and saddle are a pleasing addition here, which vastly improves tuning stability, intonation, and sustain. It is great for tuning stability as the strings never "hang" on the nut or saddle and will always improves the longevity of each string. This nut and saddle also helps tone too, by encouraging harmonics within your sound to be prominent and make the overall output fuller and more pleasing to the ear.
Manufacturer Merida Model Cardenas C35-OMCEH Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Solid Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Body Shape Orchestral Cutaway Colour Natural Electronics Merida/Fishman Standard Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6
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