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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... Read More

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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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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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5.0

Excellent guitar for the best price. Great sound.

By Patricia

from Ohio

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Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

Easy to play, excellent sound, good material quality, it looks nice.

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5.0

Beautiful sounding quitar

By maria

from fitchburg, MA

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Pros

  • Nice sound

Cons

  • No Case Offer

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  • Gift

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beautiful sounding guitar

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5.0

Great instrument

By Mike

from Michigan

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  • Sounds Amazing

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  • no cons

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    Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

    The C3m is an amazing guitar because it does what most higher end guitars do, except it's cheaper. It's quality is amazing and I would highly recommend this for anyone from a beginner to an advanced professional.

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    5.0

    Great Christmas gift

    By Music Mom

    from Dalton, GA

    Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

    I purchased the Cordoba C3M for my 10 year old son's first guitar. It sounds as beautiful as it looks. We are amazed at what a big sound it makes. I debated whether or not he needed a full size or a smaller guitar, but he is handling this full size with no problem. I highly recommend this model for a beginning guitar.

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    5.0

    beautiful guitar

    By wilson

    from baldwin park, ca.

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    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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    5.0

    Clear tone, exact intonation, amazing value

    By Darien

    from Lake Balboa California

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    5.0

    VERY NICE PURCHASE

    By JOSE RUBEN

    from Miami, Fl.

    Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

    Very good sound, very light, immediately you start to play it you love it. I am really very happy with the purchase of this C3M Cordoba.

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    4.0

    great first guitar

    By Eric Saetern

    from Seattle WA

    Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

    just starting to learn guitar and its great to play and has a very beautiful design. my only complaint would be that one of the strings sound a little off even after tuning it numerous times. other than that its perfection.

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