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Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar Natural

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One of the most popular models and a staple in the Iberia Series lineup, the C3M is a full-sized, handcrafted guitar. It is built with the traditional Spanish fan bracing, a solid cedar top and mahoga... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

One of the most popular models and a staple in the Iberia Series lineup, the C3M is a full-sized, handcrafted guitar. It is built with the traditional Spanish fan bracing, a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The C3M also has a hand inlaid wooden rosette, a rosewood fingerboard, and nickel tuning machines with pearl buttons. The "M" in the title stands for its light matte finish.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding/Bridge: Black ABS Binding / Rosewood bridge
  • Purfling/Inlay: White and black ABS top
  • Rosette: All natural wood inlaid
  • Finish: Satin (Matte)
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Nato neck / Rosewood fingerboard / Traditional (Classical) Style Neck
  • Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable, 4mm
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
  • Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")
  • String Spacing at Saddle: 59mm
  • Fret Marker Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl at 5, 7, 9, 12
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone
  • Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 Total
  • Bracing/Build: Spanish 7 fan bracing
  • Body Width & Length: 375mm (14.75 inches) width at lower bout, 1,003mm (39.5 inches) total length
  • Overall Length: 39"
  • Body Depth: Standard Spanish Classic Body Depth, 95mm upper bout / 100mm lower bout (3.7 / 3.9 inches)
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Plated with Pearl Buttons
  • Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ
Specifications
  • Scale length: 25.6", (650mm)
    Fingerboard radius: 16"
    Nut width: " (52mm)
    Number of frets: 12 to body, 19 total
    Body width at lower bout: 14.75", (375mm)
    Body length 39.5", (1,003mm)
    Body depth: upper bout: 3.7" (95mm), lower bout: 3.9" (100mm)
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CordobaC3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Nylon Guitar

I highly recommend this guitar due to the following reasons: 1. Warm and superb clarity of tone even better than those with price tag of $300-$900. 2. Great sustain. 3. Satin...Read complete review

I highly recommend this guitar due to the following reasons: 1. Warm and superb clarity of tone even better than those with price tag of $300-$900. 2. Great sustain. 3. Satin finish. 4. Excellent craftsmanship. 5. Choice of wood is superb. 6. Easy on the budget.

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Not the best

I have now had 2 of these guitars and with both the bridge has popped off. Thank God for buying a warranty because I have had to replace 1 of them and I'm currently...Read complete review

I have now had 2 of these guitars and with both the bridge has popped off. Thank God for buying a warranty because I have had to replace 1 of them and I'm currently trying to fix the other one. I would not recomend this guitar to any one because of the problems that I have had with it.

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(26 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Nylon Guitar

By John

from Valencia, California

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I highly recommend this guitar due to the following reasons: 1. Warm and superb clarity of tone even better than those with price tag of $300-$900. 2. Great sustain. 3. Satin finish. 4. Excellent craftsmanship. 5. Choice of wood is superb. 6. Easy on the budget.

(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not the best

By Amelia

from Flagstaff, AZ

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I have now had 2 of these guitars and with both the bridge has popped off. Thank God for buying a warranty because I have had to replace 1 of them and I'm currently trying to fix the other one. I would not recomend this guitar to any one because of the problems that I have had with it.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than a student guitar

By Pedro Ortiz-Toral

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

It is very lightweight which means thinner body material, but it is still WOOD not laminate. Sounds very punchy, balanced, and every note is clear. In sound quality and intonation it blows away most other guitars in its price range. In terms of volume and projection it is somewhere between a student guitar and a high end hand-made guitar. Go and try it.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beginners Guitar

By Charles Wickham

from Ann Arbor

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

Last year I got a C3M from Guitar Center after the Lucero fall apart. I as a beginner, I am much happier with the Cordoba. It looks nicer, sounds nicer and to me, is easier to use. I have no doubt that my next guitar will also be a Cordoba. Not too sure which I will get at this point. I am a lefty and I believe my selection is limited. For the C3M I had to take to my local music store to have switched, I am very pleased with what I got.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!

By Alan Flores

from El Paso, TX

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I just bought this guitar today and I am very, very pleased with it! It sounds very rich and every note resonates as if it was a much more expensive guitar. Also, there is no fret buzz and the neck feels comfortable. For the quality this guitar packs, this is a really a great price. Definitely a good buy!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clear tone, exact intonation, amazing value

By Darien

from Lake Balboa California

Site Member

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

The C3M is an amazing value. Classical guitars I've owned: 1984 Ramirez 1A, 1974 Alvarez Yairi (modeled on 1A), and this Cordoba C3M. This is 650mm scale, (standard length, the 1A is long scale) but with perfect, wide string spacing on the 2 inch nut. A full size instrument ready for performance, no adjustment necessary. The resin nut and saddle are dense like bone with great tone. The solid cedar top produces a clear lovely sound. It is not as loud, but clear, good for counterpoint. There is a lot of break over the high saddle which must help set the top in motion but will bend over time. The intonation is perfect. The action is within spec, higher than a high end guitar but very playable. There is no buzz, except on the A string 9th-12th fret. The bracing and solid cedar top are strong enough to support the stock Savarez high tension strings, no distortion of top visible. High tension is necessary to produce as much volume with the standard (shorter than 1A) length. The construction is flawless. Again, because the tension is high on the normal 650mm scale, pitch changes are considerably on the trebles as the guitar warms up. The tuners have a solid feel. After 30 hours of playing, the original Savarez D string wore through at 3-5th frets. Another characteristic of high tension strings; the basses are under more stress and wear faster. Maybe that's just the brand, but I'm switching to a different brand hard tension that measures a little less tension than the Savarez. Cordoba understands what is required to make a performance ready instrument, even on this entry level guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Tone and Resonance

By Mike Bassil

from Nazareth, PA

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I just got this guitar today and I absolutely love it. All the notes come out crisp and clear and when I strum a chord the guitar practically vibrates in your hands. The dynamics in this guitar are also great and I had absolutely no fret buzz like other guitars in it's price range. The fact that it has a truss rod is also nice because it stays in tune much better. Overall, this is an outstanding guitar and I highly recommend it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cordoba C3M

By Jim

from Murfreesboro Tennessee

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I am delighted with the guitar at any price but particularly for the modest price that it sells for. It sounds great and projects clear sounds at a nice volume. Offers a great value with solid cedar top and pretty matte finish. Comes with an allen wrench to adjust the truss rods and I had the salesguy lower the action a little which is not hard to do at all; Cordoba even has a online video on how do adjust if needed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new lady

By Joe Davis

from San Bernardino, CA

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

Being and electric guitar picker for many years, I had decided to switch over to a nylon guitar. I Now want to play and hear every note and know that I have just played that and only that perfect note. I was looking for an affordable starter classical guitar and settled on two. A very low priced one for my vehicle and a nicer one for home. I choose a Cordoba C3M for home and could not be happier. It is Cordoba?s intro student model??. but way more!. The (M) is for the Matte finish. I love the easy to care for matte finish. The neck just WOW. I have really grown fond of the style neck quickly. After electrics I thought no way. I was so wrong. I have since been playing all kinds of music on my Classical guitar and am impressed with the sounds that radiate from this lovely piece. It came with very nice Savarez strings. However I have since changed them. I do believe I will go back to the Savarez Cristal Strings in due time. They sounded beautiful. I just want to know what?s out there. Hey I said I was new to this. Any way I go to a guitar store at least once a week and have played many others at 10 times the price I paid for my C3M. None made me open my wallet yet. One other got close and I?ll say right now it also was a Cordoba. Gorgeous she was. I recommend a Cordoba C3M guitar for anyone wanting an awesome sounding, looking and playing Classical guitar for a great price. I am rating it a 5 star starter model that won?t disappoint.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

beautiful guitar

By wilson

from baldwin park, ca.

Site Member

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I was looking for a good nylon string guitar for both Mariachi and classical styles, and after trying every guitar in my price range at every store within 20 miles, I settled on the Cordoba C3M. I picked the Cordoba because it had the nicest feel, matte finish, beautiful tone, and best appearance compared to anything I tried even at 2-3 times the price. Unfortunately, the guitar was not available in the store but they quickly ordered it and it was delivered to my house in 5 days or so. I was looking for something that would be great for someone that is just starting off. Although I have now only had it for a couple hours I believe I made a great choice going with Cordoba as the C3M specifically as my choice.

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