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
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
 
4.5

(based on 38 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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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

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.

 
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!

(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.

 
5.0

Great guitar for the money

By John Lazar

from Orlando, FL

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

Overall, I belive this is a fantastic guitar at this price range. After a little adjustment, I was able to get a beautiful sounding guitart with great singing tone. The pickup sounded great through the PA and acoustic. I'm very happy with the value for the money.
Physically, nice wood work, decent hardware, easy playbility. Built in tuner and pickup, 2 band eq and phase button.
Well built, nice wood for the dollars. The basic Fishman amp sounds pretty good throug a PA.
I got mine for about $350. I think it's a great value for the money.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cordoba C5-CE

By Luke Wieler

from Calgary, Alberta

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

I don't think I'll try another Cordoba.
Musician's Friend is great! The Cordoba guitar was not so great. Grain cracking through the lacquer on the back of the neck. Phantom buzzing inside the body. String buzzing around the 9th fret on A and D strings. Nice materials, horrible execution as a quality unit in my opinion. MF really is doing a great job though. I have a Takamine EG128SC on the way, so we'll see how that goes . Peace.
Quality materials, but not craftmanship.
Not long enough to tell.

(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

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

Cordoba C5-CE

By Kerry Burtman

from Kansas City, MO

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

Love this guitar. I play fingerstyle guitar and my Martin D-18 is sitting in the corner and gets picked up only about once a week now. I purchased a classical guitar and then went to buy strings for it. At the store, I found and played a C5-CE and instantly fell in love with it and purchased it. I think the only issue I have is that the frets could have been dressed better--scratched my left hand some during the first few months. The driving reason for my purchase was the sound quality. It has a very nice voice and resonates well. I have received compliments on this guitar for both its looks and sound. Plays great thru my acoustic amp. Another thing I might add is--a great company as well. The customer service I received pleasantly surprised me!
Great quality for the price.

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