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Cordoba C5-CE Nylon-String Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The B-Band pickup system in this beauty delivers warm, woody tone while the thin Spanish cedar neck of the Cordoba C5-CE acoustic-electric cutaway classical guitar makes it very comfortable to play an... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The B-Band pickup system in this beauty delivers warm, woody tone while the thin Spanish cedar neck of the Cordoba C5-CE acoustic-electric cutaway classical guitar makes it very comfortable to play and easier for small hands. A genuine solid cedar top on the Cordoba C5-CE generates sweet acoustic tone.

FEATURES

  • Solid cedar soundboard
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Spanish cedar neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Nickel-plated tuners
  • 50mm head nut
  • 650mm scale
  • Lacquer finish
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Top: Solid Canadian cedar
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding/Bridge: Indian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge
  • Purfling/Inlay: Maple & Ebony top, Maple back & sides
  • Rosette: All natural inlaid wood mosaic
  • Finish: High Gloss PU
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard
  • Truss Rod: Yes
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
  • Nut Width: 50mm (1.96")
  • Fret Marker Inlays: Mother of Pearl at 3, 5, 7, 9, 12
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone
  • Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
  • Bracing/Build: Spanish fan bracing
  • Body Width & Length: 375mm (14.75") width at lower bout; 39" total length
  • Body Depth: 95mm (3.7œ) at upper bout, 100mm (3.9œ) at lower bout
  • Turning Machines: Cordoba Gold Tuning Machines
  • Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ
  • Electronics: Fishman Isys+ with on board Tuner
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CordobaC5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Guitar

I like this one more than some of the higher priced models by Cordoba (the work man ship seemed to be lacking in the other models). It's well put together and has a...Read complete review

I like this one more than some of the higher priced models by Cordoba (the work man ship seemed to be lacking in the other models). It's well put together and has a sweet one un-plugged (though it may be a little lacking for some). The cutaway allows for easy access to the upper frets and the action is low and buzz free. All around this is a good buy that won't break the bank.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sound but not worth the hassle.

I bought this guitar because it has exceptional reviews online and it has the best sound of any electric acoustic classical guitar in the price range. The Lucero model of the same price has...Read complete review

I bought this guitar because it has exceptional reviews online and it has the best sound of any electric acoustic classical guitar in the price range. The Lucero model of the same price has almost all of the same features but just doesn't sound as good. This guitar has had all kinds of problems. My first two C5-CE guitars both had problems with the pickup system. The tuner would turn on but would never register a note making it impossible to use the onboard tuner. I checked every other C5-CE at two different Guitar Centers and they all had the same problem except for the one I have now. The employees all said that it must be a fluke and that these preamps are good quality. However, only one out of about eight of these preamps actually worked for me. Doesn't sound like a good preamp in my opinion. After I got the preamp issue fixed, the guitar worked fine for about two months but today two of the machine head plastic tuners broke off in my hand. Not cool. Cordoba is sending me replacements under the guitar's three year warranty but it is still a hassle. That kind of thing should not happen. I'm not buying Cordoba again.

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(139 of 156 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid Guitar

By Hatman86

from Newark, NJ

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I like this one more than some of the higher priced models by Cordoba (the work man ship seemed to be lacking in the other models). It's well put together and has a sweet one un-plugged (though it may be a little lacking for some). The cutaway allows for easy access to the upper frets and the action is low and buzz free. All around this is a good buy that won't break the bank.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice for the price

By GM

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I wanted a classical to mess around with, Traded a cheaper one I bought a day before in on this one. I love it. Nice action and plenty of sound. Even better plugged in.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

beast

By RR fan 123

from highland park IL

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

it has a gorgeous sound and for the price the only thing i might want more is a flamenco but this has an amazing sound, its a beautiful cutaway and its inexpensive

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cordoba C5-CE a Great Buy

By DespeRodo

from Claremore, OK

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

The C5-CE is one of Cordoba's best modest priced classical guitars. The particular cedar and mahogany woods in mine seem to really blend together well. The tone is very clear and hollow with good volume whether plucking with flesh or picking with nail, it really resonates. Single notes continue to echo and sing and sustain well after played and without the amp. The crafstmanship is excellent and the rosette really matches well with the beautiful rust color woods. This is one of the best classic cutaway acoustic electrics at a bargain price for what you get. I would definitely replace it if it were lost or damaged.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice!

By Ozone

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I traded a cheaper classical guitar in for this one. This one is a keeper. I just wanted a nylon string to mess around with and this will do the job. Sounds great plugged in as well.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best classical guitars

By dj

from san diego

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This is a great guitar. I tried it out and i personally think it sounds just as good as the Koa, 45fce, or other cordobas. For this price, you cant beat it.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really awsome guitar

By Kasra

from Denver

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I bought it today and for the price u cannot compare it to other guitars , really professional, great sound , Bass feels good and lack of nothing ...

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar / Great Price

By Patrick

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This is my second guitar but first nylon string acoustic-electric. It's a GREAT sounding guitar, comfortable and easy to play for both a beginner or expert. The built in tuner is simple and easy to use and accurate so you'll be comfortable knowing that your guitar is in tune. The only bad experience I had is I had the guitar for only 2 weeks and broke a treble string, but no big deal. I'd highly recommend this guitar to a friend!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boutique nylon/classical guitar at affordable price that rivals the expensive!

By Jonny

from Brooklyn NY

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I tried about 8 different nylons after deciding to upgrade from my La Patrie, which I liked, and which I had for over 10 years, but wanted something new and better. I compared to 600 dollar Yamaha, a 1000 dollar Taylor, 600 dollar Manuel Rodriguez, and others, and this one blew me away. I even prefer it to some of the Martin acoustic I have tried that are over 2000-3000 dollars. Well-constructed, beautiful finish, playabilty, great low action, crisp and well rounded town. Great sound pickup. Also, they have a great lifetime warranty by buying a humicase guitar case. They have great customer service that replies promptly, and will send you a free set of strings for writing a review. I tried 2 or 3 Cordobas also before buying mine, all of the same model type. I suggest you try different guitars of different brands to find what works for you, but definitely recommend this one!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My 1st CORDOBA, GREAT! Won't be the last CORDOBA purchase.

By Rubi Metzel

from Garland, TX 75043

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

Been taking classical guitar lessons with this C5-CE & it is great! PROS:perfect for little hands like mine;very light; sounds great;on-board tuner is awesome; plugged it into an amp & sound is still great! Free GIG bag is good but I strongly recommend buying the HumiCase to protect it--it is too good not to take care of properly. CONS: Not found one, yet...

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great sound but not worth the hassle.

By Nolan Sisk

from San Diego, California

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I bought this guitar because it has exceptional reviews online and it has the best sound of any electric acoustic classical guitar in the price range. The Lucero model of the same price has almost all of the same features but just doesn't sound as good. This guitar has had all kinds of problems. My first two C5-CE guitars both had problems with the pickup system. The tuner would turn on but would never register a note making it impossible to use the onboard tuner. I checked every other C5-CE at two different Guitar Centers and they all had the same problem except for the one I have now. The employees all said that it must be a fluke and that these preamps are good quality. However, only one out of about eight of these preamps actually worked for me. Doesn't sound like a good preamp in my opinion. After I got the preamp issue fixed, the guitar worked fine for about two months but today two of the machine head plastic tuners broke off in my hand. Not cool. Cordoba is sending me replacements under the guitar's three year warranty but it is still a hassle. That kind of thing should not happen. I'm not buying Cordoba again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Choice

By Charles Fox

from Henrico, NC

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

In the price range I was looking the C5-CE is simply the best choice. I researched online for weeks before heading to the store. Online and in the shop I kept coming back to the Cordoba. It just felt right. Once home I feel confident I made the right decision. It sounds great, looks beautiful, and feels like a quality product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

smooth sailing

By john robles

from texas

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

got this guitar right out of the box, handed it to the guitar tech on hand at the local guitar center and after a few tweeks the guitar sounded sweet, great low fast action with out any fretting, tried other brands but now match up to the sound quality, using the guitar for zac brown style county, really happy with the guitar and its smooth sailing from now on

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect right out of the box!

By DUSTY ODAY

from Santa Fe, TX

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I recently purchased this guitar at a Guitar Center store, and I am loving it. It is far superior in craftsmanship to another guitar I had purchased in the same price range. I ended up taking that guitar back and choosing the Cordoba C5-CE. The minute I unwrapped it I could see a clear difference in attention to detail than with the first guitar I chose. The Cordoba tuned up easily, and the tuners felt nice and smooth with a decent ratio. The guitar was already strung up with my favorite strings, Savarez, so I was ready to play. Acoustically the sound is rich and full for a guitar not in the $600 -$1000. The fishman preamp sounds great through my amp and recorded. I am extremely happy with my purchase of the Cordoba C5-CE, and would recommend it to anyone thinking of buying an acoustic-electric nylon string guitar in the same price range.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So pleased with this guitar!

By Robert Anderson

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This is an excellent guitar and a great value. I was looking at and playing several lower cost classical cutaways, and happened on this Cordoba C5-CE - there was just no comparison. It played, looked, and sounded so much better than the bargain models that it wasn't even a close call, and GC offered a discount that made it quite competitve price-wise. DETAILS: 1) Excellent sound and projection low to high that compares well to more expensive guitars. 2) Beautiful craftsmanship and gloss finish. 3) Quality electronics including a responsive on-board tuner. 4) Nicely set up, easy to play out of the box. 5) Comes with excellent Savarez strings. 6) Includes custom gig bag - guitar fits securely, room for accessories and music. A guitar to be proud of!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cordoba C5-CE

By Stephen Soza

from Silver Spring, MD

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I don't have the thin body, but i have the regular one. Let me start off by saying that this product is AMAZING . The guitar comes with a built-in Fishman pick up system. I've plugged the guitar in and it sounds fantastic. Even without the amp the guitar sounds good, crisp and loud (a good loud) . The gold and ivory tuning machines also look beautiful. There is also NO fret buzz at all. The wide neck and nylon strings make it easy to hit bar chords (like the infamous F-Chord) . The gloss combination with the Cedar and Mahogany make the guitar look fantastic. This is the first time i've ever reviewed a product. Thats how good this guitar is.

 
4.0

Great guitar!

By JG

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This is my first guitar. It sounds great and is well made. I like it!

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5.0

Awesome!

By JAKE HUGO

from Michigan

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This guitar is awesome! My first classical, and I'm glad that it is! Pre-amp works great and tunes guitar very well. For the price, this guitar is great! It's a light as any classical; you wouldn't know there was a truss rod!

 
5.0

NICE GUITAR

By Andrew

from Carson, California

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

It's worth it to buy this guitar. Nice body and sound. I highly recommend this to people that want to play classical guitar. NO words can express how much i love this guitar.

 
5.0

Best guitar

By Andrew

from Carson, California

Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This is a really simple but wonderful guitar. has a great body shape. nice color too. No words can express how much I love this guitar.

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