The C7 is a handmade traditional nylon-string acoustic, featuring a solid European spruce top. A step up from the C5, the C7 is built with Indian rosewood back and sides. It also has a traditional sty... Read More
The C7 is a handmade traditional nylon-string acoustic, featuring a solid European spruce 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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I've owned the Cordoba C7 SP/IN for a little over a month, and am absolutely thrilled with it! I'm a self-taught, casual player and I do not play classical music, so my review of this guitar should be read with that in mind. I play mainly country, folk and rock, and I bought this guitar because, after about ten years of playing both steel string and nylon string guitars, I just prefer the feel, tone and playability of a nylon string guitar. This guitar replaced a LaPatrie Etude, which I owned for about a month, that had to be returned because of a defect. The experience of owning both guitars in such close proximity afforded me the opportunity to evaluate the merits of both. Although the LaPatrie was a nice guitar, the Cordoba has, in my opinion, a much clearer, more balanced tone and a more high-end feel in terms of the finish and build quality. In terms of tone, the C7 is bright and clear with excellent intonation and reliable tuning. At the same time, there is more than enough lower end to create a very nice balance with the naturally brighter mids and trebles that are characteristic of a guitar with a solid spruce top. The LaPatrie, and other guitars I tested, all tended to be darker, more bassy, and tended to become muddy or indistinct when playing chords or with a pick. With the C7, by contrast, the individual notes of the chord can be heard distinctly and crisply and the bass doesn't overwhelm everything else. I have found the build and finish quality to be outstanding. The set-up was perfect right out of the box. And don't just take my word for it; In light of my experience with the defective LaPatrie, I took the guitar to a local luthier for inspection within the return period, and he confirmed that the guitar was free of defects. The frets are all perfectly level with clean ends; and the glossy finish is beautiful and evenly applied. Since I frequently play with a pick, I am particularly happy with the finish of this guitar which appears to be durable, but not too thick to deaden the vibration of the top. The guitar is very light (clearly not overbuilt), but at the same time does not feel flimsy or fragile. Finally, this is just a beautifully appointed guitar. The solid spruce top has tight, clean grain; the rosewood back and sides are beautiful, and the mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard complete a truly beautiful guitar. The rosewood binding is a particularly striking feature in a price range in which you more often wind white synthetic binding. On a final note, I know that many people may be reluctant to buy a Cordoba in this price range because they are made in China. I must confess that I had narrowed my choices to the LaPatrie and the Cordoba and initially went with the LaPatrie because it wasn't built in China. Again, no slight to LaPatrie which makes very good guitars, but I consider it a stroke of luck that the particular LaPatrie I received was defective because otherwise I would never have bought the Cordoba C7. To those, like me who are reluctant to buy a Chinese-made guitar, I would only say that Cordoba guitars are designed by top luthiers to exacting standards with high-quality materials and in my experience, the quality does not suffer at all because of where the actual construction process occurs. I am not a classical guitarist, so I cannot speak to how well the C7 SP/IN serves classical repertoire; However, if you're a country, folk or rock player who wants to add a nylon-string guitar to your collection or who, like me (and Willie Nelson, to name just the most notable of many non-classical nylon players) just prefers a nylon-string guitar as your primary instrument, you cannot go wrong with the Cordoba C7 SP/IN.
I will not make myself out to be an expert by any means, but I do have an eye for quality and a keen musical ear. I bought my Spruce top C7 two months ago and have received many compliments and attention from other guitarists. I am taking a classical guitar class, the instructor (who owns a specialty classical guitar business) was very impressed by the tone, workmanship and most of all the value (price) of this C7. When I was shopping for the guitar, I played every classical guitar in one of biggest Guitar Center stores around. This C7 is a definite standout from all the others in its class and honestly compared to the much higher-priced hand built models in the $3500-$6000 in terms of tone quality and playing ease. In my opinion, the Rodriguez models and others offered by Guitar Center and do not produce the beautiful, rich, warm tone that this bargain-priced guitar does. I am very impressed with the workmanship and tone of the Cordoba product line. I almost bought a C5 but the C7's styling and warmer tone won me over. The C9 was impressive as well but seemed to be a more ornate and detailed version of the C7. Had I not seen the price tag, I would have assumed that the C7 was one of the top-shelf expensive models. Oh yeah, I almost forgot; The soft case/gig bag is a handy bonus. The gig bag has backpack straps and a zippered pocket, just the perfect size for your guitar textbook or sheet music.
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