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Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar Natural

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One of the original models of the Iberia series, the C5 is a full-size acoustic nylon-string guitar with a solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany back and sides and a rosewood fingerboard. Handmade in the... 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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One of the original models of the Iberia series, the C5 is a full-size acoustic nylon-string guitar with a solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany back and sides and a rosewood fingerboard. Handmade in the traditional Spanish style, the C5 also features an all-wood inlaid rosette, rosewood binding, hand-carved headstock, fan bracing system, and bone nut and saddle.

Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body type:Classical
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidCanadian cedar
  • Back & sides:Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern:Spanish fan
  • Body finish:High GlossPolyurethane
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Traditional Classical
  • Nut width:2.04" (52mm)
  • Fingerboard:Rosewood
  • Neck wood:Mahogany
  • Scale length:25.6"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:High Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:No
  • Brand:Not applicable
  • Configuration:Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ:Not applicable
  • Feedback filter:Not applicable
  • Tuner:Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines:Gold
  • Bridge:Indian Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut:Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Tonewoods
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None
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CordobaC5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 53 reviews)

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    • No (12), Yes (3)

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Best bang for your buck

I owned one of these as my first >50 dollar classical and played it for several years before giving it away. I am about to buy another. The tone is very soft and...Read complete review

I owned one of these as my first >50 dollar classical and played it for several years before giving it away. I am about to buy another. The tone is very soft and warm and carries very well. You can coax a lot of volume from this model, although the tone can wash out a bit if you are playing very softly, but hey, it's not a 5000 dollar concert instrument either so... I don't believe it is possible to find a better guitar for this price range. I love the cedar top sound.

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Bridge Unglued

This guitar sounds fantastic, but the bridge keeps coming unglued. I have had two of these within 2 months do this. I keep it in a consistent 70 - 72 deg Fahrenheit with...Read complete review

This guitar sounds fantastic, but the bridge keeps coming unglued. I have had two of these within 2 months do this. I keep it in a consistent 70 - 72 deg Fahrenheit with a relatively low humidity (probably 40%). I don't know if it was just a bad shipment or what, but I swear I haven't exposed it to any temperature swings or direct heat. Just store it in the gig bag it comes with. Guitarcenter has replaced it once no questions asked now I have to bring back the last replacement too. Their ProCoverage Warranty certainly has helped me feel better about this, but I just want to play. Anyone else experiencing this with one purchased late 2009 early 2010?

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(58 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bang for your buck

By King Mango

from Roseville, California, USA

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I owned one of these as my first >50 dollar classical and played it for several years before giving it away. I am about to buy another. The tone is very soft and warm and carries very well. You can coax a lot of volume from this model, although the tone can wash out a bit if you are playing very softly, but hey, it's not a 5000 dollar concert instrument either so... I don't believe it is possible to find a better guitar for this price range. I love the cedar top sound.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love This Guitar!

By Richard

from Orange County, CA

Comments about Cordoba C5 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 C-5. I picked the Cordoba because it had the nicest feel, low action, beautiful tone, and best appearance compared to anything I tried even at 2-3 times the price. After taking it home, I literally couldn't put it down; it's a joy to play. I've had it several days now and my first impressions were more than confirmed. The finish is beautiful, no flaws of any kind that I could see, the playability is great; the guitar feels perfect in my hands. And the sound is rich and clean; almost none of the "boominess" found in a lot of classical guitars in this price range. Overall I'd highly recommend the Cordoba C-5!

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bridge Unglued

By scott

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This guitar sounds fantastic, but the bridge keeps coming unglued. I have had two of these within 2 months do this. I keep it in a consistent 70 - 72 deg Fahrenheit with a relatively low humidity (probably 40%). I don't know if it was just a bad shipment or what, but I swear I haven't exposed it to any temperature swings or direct heat. Just store it in the gig bag it comes with. Guitarcenter has replaced it once no questions asked now I have to bring back the last replacement too. Their ProCoverage Warranty certainly has helped me feel better about this, but I just want to play. Anyone else experiencing this with one purchased late 2009 early 2010?

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Choose this Guitar

By BK

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This guitar is very good for anyone looking to play classical guitar. From a beginning guitarist to an experienced non-classical guitarist looking to start playing classical. The BEST guitar for the price. I feel that it plays beautifully despite that the strings are a bit far from the fret board. Some sand paper and glue will fix that. I'm very excited to play once the strings are lowered!!

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Carefully inspect before buying

By John

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

Having just spent considerable money to have the guitar setup, as it should have been from the factory, I would strongly recommend a through inspection before purchasing. My luthier stated plainly that my C5 was "basically unplayable" in the condition I received it in. Note that I removed the guitar from its factory packaging while in the store so it had not been monkeyed with before I bought it. The neck had too much bend, the action more than double the height it should have been, and numerous frets stood high compared to their neighbors. The only reason I had the work done instead of selling the instrument and buying something else was he said the workmanship was quite good and the materials above average for this price point.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cordoba C5 is Quality

By Tod

from Berkeley, CA

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I recently purchased a C5 and have been learning classical technique. (I'm branching out from years of playing jazz on my Gibson steel string). The C5 is very easy to play - the action is as good as guitars costing MUCH more. The quality of the finish and tuners are top notch. But the real amazing thing about this guitar is the fullness of the bass strings. It has a very rich and full sound. It's a great guitar for the money!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cordoba c5 is awesome!

By Mike Ritter

from knoxville, tn

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This guitar plays itself and sounds great. Easy fingering and clear, full deep tone - the guitar truly is a great quality for the money! I would certainly purchase another one without hesitation if I ever needed another classical guitar.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cordoba C5

By Norman

from Brevard, NC

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Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

At this price the Cordoba is the best value for your money. The guitar has quality materials, excellent craftsmanship, and most of all a superior sound to all others in this price range. I can't understand why people complain about a high action. A classic guitar is designed and built this way to allow full sound at the sound hole. No less than 2.7mm high E and 3.0mm Low E at the 12th fret.Measurement is bottom of string to top of fret. You go any lower and projection and sustain declines. People that want super low actions should get acoustic or electric with steel strings. I am very happy with my Cordoba and shortly will be getting a flamenco model People must remember that the C5 has a truss rod which should be adjusted to get proper relief at the neck. Norman H. Storer

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Guitar

By Eduardo

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I bought this guitar recently after reading positive reviews. I went to the store and as soon as i put it in my hands and played, i knew i wanted it. The sound is so full and resonates very well. This instrument is quality made and for the price it is a MUST HAVE! From a beginner musician to an experienced professional, this is an awesome guitar. I purchased this instrument to play Mariachi music but also to practice finger style and classical arrangements.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cordoba = Excellent quality

By Eric N

from Brooklyn NY

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This is my second cordoba guitar. My first was a C3M and it was great. This one is even better. The quality of the sound is amazing. Great sound and resonance for your buck. The customer service is also great. This is a great company and a great product.

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