The C7 is a handmade traditional nylon-string acoustic, featuring a solid Canadian cedar top. A step up from the C5, the C7 is built with Indian rosewood back and sides. It also has a traditional styl... Read More
The C7 is a handmade traditional nylon-string acoustic, featuring a solid Canadian cedar top. A step up from the C5, the C7 is built with Indian rosewood back and sides. It also has a traditional style hand-inlaid wooden rosette and a rosewood binding, bridge and fingerboard. A Cordoba gig bag is included.
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Better than guitars twice the price
After spending a few hours comparing various makes of classical guitars, I choose the C7 (solid cedar top) simply because it had a warmer, richer tone than any of the other classical guitars...Read complete review
After spending a few hours comparing various makes of classical guitars, I choose the C7 (solid cedar top) simply because it had a warmer, richer tone than any of the other classical guitars in the store. It sounded warmer than all Ramirez guitars. Even the ones that cost double the money (and you still were getting laminate back and sides on the Ramirezs). The neck and fretboard are smooth. I have owned this gutar for a week and it inspires me to play everyday. All of the Iberia line of Cordoba guitars are made in China. This fact used to bother me, but when compared to other classicals in this price range (and twice as expensive), it blew them away. Customer support from Cordoba (based in California) is very good as they respond w/i 24 hours to all my questions via email. This is a relatively new company and they seem to have something to prove (and are doing so).
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Great sound, bad luck
I am a classical guitar student in college. When I began looking for a guitar to take to college for my studies, this is the one that struck my eye. Such a warm...Read complete review
I am a classical guitar student in college. When I began looking for a guitar to take to college for my studies, this is the one that struck my eye. Such a warm tone, great response, and fantastic projection. It was really the only classical guitar stocked in my local GC, that was worth a wooden nickel. This guitar sounds way better than even the thousand dollar ramirez on the wall next to it. I bought it immediately. It served me well for the first semester of school. It is important to keep a guitar such as this moisture controlled (it could crack), so be sure to use a dampit over the winter if you live anywhere in North America. HOWEVER, this guitar let me down. Towards the end of my second semester, I noticed a rattle coming from the bridge. It was a string tail which had caught below the bridge. The bridge had actually begun to separate from the body of the guitar! I had a performance five days later, and when I opened up the case, the bridge had come off entirely. This is caused by the maker not heating the glue properly before attaching the bridge. I honestly thought such a beautiful instrument would have better quality control. I am currently seeking warranty. What a shame!
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This is a beautiful, well-made guitar with full, rich tone in the bass and mids and clear, ringing top end. The top is solid Canadian red cedar, back and sides are Indian rosewood (laminate). The bridge and binding are Indian rosewood. The rosewood on mine is nicely figured and looks like it should be on a more expensive guitar. The rosette is all natural inlaid wood mosaic, very attractive. Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. Bone nut and bridge saddle. 12 frets to the body, 19 total. Spanish fan bracing. The guitar comes with a gig bag but if you buy a Humicase instead and notify Cordoba, they will upgrade you to a limited lifetime warranty. Guitar Center had a sale price and reduced it further because of a few small dings. Great value for the money. Thank you Cordoba and Guitar Center!
The combination of cedar and indian rosewood are a great match for a guitar and I am happy with the quality and feel of C7 as my first classical guitar.
Ordered this guitar online after reading all the amazing reviews. Cedar top is beautiful despite being two different colors. Extremely light weight instrument. Very mellow sound. Only real issue was the action. Starting about the eighth fret the action felt too high. Neck was fine so using the truss bar would not help.Would need to adjust the saddle, and there wasn't enough room to sand it down enough! And if you want to be picky, the frets were very rough. Yes, it's possible to fix that, but on a guitar in this price range it was an unexpected disappointment. Returned to Guitar Center, thanks to their amazing return policy.
I'm returning to the guitar after two decades, and was seeking a classical guitar that would be versatile in its ability to provide a balance of warm and bright tones. The aesthetics are pleasing, and the neck is shallow which lends to comfort in hand. I am happy with my new companion.
I've been searching for a new classical guitar to replace the Gibson built Epiphone which I have owned for 30 years. Neck issues made me realize it was time to retire it. After trying out many new models, I settled on the Cordoba C7 with it's cedar top and rosewood back and sides just like my old one has. I think that the Cordoba C7 with it's rich, deep sound and beautiful well-constructed body is an excellent value for the price. The fact that it has a truss rod also influenced my decision to buy it.
This is the perfect guitar for first timer. It was recommend to me by a sales associate at a guitar center store and to tell you the truth i fell in love with it. It looks beautiful, almost compared to a very expensive top of the line guitar. I will be learning great n this guitar i highly recommended.
I don't know much about guitars yet because i'm just starting to learn, but this is a great buy for a first timer and it was recommended by the sales associate at guitar center. I think this guitar is beautiful and looks like a very expensive guitar and the bag that comes with it is awesome! i highly recommend this for a first learner.
I was looking for a mid level classical guitar to take my playing to the next level without breaking the bank. This guitar sounds so sweet I have a hard time putting it down. The craftsmanship in this guitar is high quality so it not only sounds great but it looks great as well. Bill Solley was a great help in selecting and demonstrating. I could not be more happy!
The Cordoba C-7 played and sounded better than any guitar in the store, including Rodriguez models A, C, and D. The rosewood back and sides add character and presumably depth of sound, to the already fantastic Canadian cedar top. I previously owned a Cordoba C-5, which had a bridge problem (infamous issue with C-5's), the C-7 is a solid grade better (as it should be) than the C-5 for a price that doesn't wounds, but doesn't kill, and hopefully without any bridge-glue issues. I keep it in a hard-case with humidifier packets to mitigate any bridge-glue issues and string it with high-tension strings. Do not let the 'made in China' tag turn you off of this purchase. Unless you are a concert guitarist, I recommend passing on the lower-market "hand-mades" like the Rodriguez model A's and opt for a Cordoba.
Tradition classical guitar. Good tone and value. Fit and finish is excellent. Pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the tuners. I believe they even have wood knobs. Real bone nut and saddle. Came with high quality strings. I have much more expensive guitars that don't have these features. Even has an adjustable truss rod. I'm going to keep my eye on this company. They should rise to the top with this commitment to quality and performance.
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