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Cordoba 45R Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar

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The Cordoba 45R Classical Guitar is a gorgeous and sonorous instrument at an entry-level price. Canadian red cedar top, lustrous rosewood back and sides lined with sultry sapele give the 45R added war... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Cordoba 45R Classical Guitar is a gorgeous and sonorous instrument at an entry-level price. Canadian red cedar top, lustrous rosewood back and sides lined with sultry sapele give the 45R added warmth. A luxurious thick slab of ebony graces the fingerboard. Detailed all-wood rosette, maple/rosewood double binding, and gold-plated tuning machines add elegant visual accents to this Cordoba guitar.


  • Canadian red cedar top
  • Rosewood/sapele back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Spanish cedar neck
  • Maple/rosewood double binding
  • Gold-plated tuners
  • Rosewood heel cap
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Cordoba45R Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Codoba Inspires

By Michael

from Savannah, Georgia

Comments about Cordoba 45R Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I played several higher priced classical-flamenco offerings and they didn't have anything over the Cordoba series. I've owned and played the Cordoba 45R for about one year and am delighted with several aspects of the instrument. Not only is this an aesthetically beautiful work, their is an ease of playability that will entice even committed steel string musicians. The light body construction consisting of rosewood sides/back and red cedar top make for a tonal resonance of sweetness and clarity tempered with full, richer qualities. The neck and ebony fretboard are masterfully shaped and provide a perfect stage for the fingers to dance. I respect this company for their commitment to music evidenced by the craftsmanshifp and artistry that produced this gem, but also by their choice to make it affordable so that it's inspiration will be felt by many.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


A Much More Expensive Sounding Guitar

By Erik

from Connecticut

Comments about Cordoba 45R Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This is a great buy. I have spent hours playing several guitars by every guitar maker in the store (including a few smaller luthiers) and the Cordoba 45R was the best sounding guitar. It has a full, deep tone, crisp highs, and overall warm sound. THe wood choices are excellent. The only thing this guitar lacks is a little in volume and bass, but otherwise it is superb!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


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from Sydney

Comments about Cordoba 45R Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

A wonderful guitar. Workmanship on the instrument is really astonishing for the price: absolutely everything fits together very well. The top is a very nice piece of cedar, good grain, the sides and back are rosewood veneer but feel solid. The ebony fingerboard is very nice indeed, and the frets are laid out imacculately. The only visibly cheap parts of the guitar are the plastic saddle and nut, which are disappointing; the tuning gears look nice, but I found they have so-so action. I wish someone would save on the gold plating and just put out a functional set of gears for once. The major qualification to all this workmanship was the optimistic action set up from the factory. Mine had minor to significant string buzz on the lower range of the wound strings depending on the weather until I raised the saddle. These are hand made, and few other players report this problem, so check it out first. Hand made guitar, hand made quality control... This aside, the sound of the instrument is very good: reasonably loud but also responsive to a delicate touch, very clear and distinct with few intonation issues. It might be on the bright side for some(surprisingly so for the cedar constuction), but on the positive side even complex voicings sound distinct and sharp. I bought this as an instrument to learn classical technique after many years playing jazz on electrics, so my opinion is probably coloured by that. The guitar feels very comfortable to play, it has reasonable action even now. The combination of fast action, ruler-straight neck, very bright almost percussive tone and some buzz made me think that this guitar looks in some ways like a heavier-than-usual flamenco guitar.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


awesome guitar

By rusty1974

from San Pedro, Ca.

Comments about Cordoba 45R Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I'm new to nylon guitars (my very first nylon). But upon playing this one, (after trying a few)I fell in love with it right away. A very nice and soothing sound when you play it. yes, it's not loud but that's how I like it on classical nylon guitars. Very clean sound too. yes I would definitely recommend this one.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


My Cordoba

By Faye Sheinman

from Havertown, PA

Comments about Cordoba 45R Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

My Cordoba 45R. In a small humidor room with an experienced sales person and highly rated guitar instructor who just happened to stop in, I verbalized my requests. My life long desire has been to play Bossa Nova and Classical Spanish guitar. Price is a bit of a concern but sound cannot be compromised! So I asked the instructor if he would be so kind as to play each guitar while I positioned myself in front of him and turned away. I knew not the guitar manufacturer, model or price. I specifically asked that he not intentionally play the higher priced guitars better. He hand selected 5-6 guitars, which he thought were the best of what was displayed and started playing my requests. My decision was immediate with a smile on my face as I said that's it, that's the one! I turned around and asked what do you have? The Cordoba 45R he said, and went on to say, "it is a beautiful guitar in every way not to mention the quality of materials the sound it delivers and the value", price if you will. He continued to put The Cordoba as I call it; through it's paces and thoroughly checked out all of the hardware and overall construction. I must say that I am just as happy today almost 1 1/2 years post purchase as I was when I first heard The Cordoba played. My mother is a professional when it comes to piano and voice; she heard The Cordoba a few days ago and smiled while taking in the beautiful warm yet full and gentle sounds. I am delighted with my purchase, & highly recommend this model while looking forward to a lifetime of peace and calm that it brings me. Please note that Cordoba makes quality Classical guitars modestly priced so that anyone who is serious about playing specific genre�ۡ���s as I, can find the perfect guitar that suits their needs, even a smaller ̴_ size. Love your guitar, and love life, it is Cordoba! Purchased at Guitar Center in Plymouth Meeting, PA November 2009. F. S.

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