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Cordoba Requinto 580 1/2 Size Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar  

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Cordoba's 1/2 size Requinto 580 guitar is handmade with a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The hand-inlaid all-natural wood rosette and Indian rosewood detailing distinguishes this model f... Read More

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Cordoba's 1/2 size Requinto 580 guitar is handmade with a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The hand-inlaid all-natural wood rosette and Indian rosewood detailing distinguishes this model from other guitars in this price range. It is designed with the traditional 5-fan Torres style bracing to produce a rich Spanish sound in spite of its diminutive string length. It's ideal for children learning how to play nylon string guitars and also doubles as a convenient travel guitar for anyone else.

Features
  • 1/2-size body for smaller players
  • Solid Canadian cedar top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
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: 580mm (22.8")
    Nut Width: 47mm (1.85")
    Fret Marker Inlays: Mother of Pearl at 5, 7, 9
    Nut/Saddle: Bone
    Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
    Bracing/Build: Spanish 5 fan bracing
    Body Width & Length: 246mm (9.7") at upper bout, 330mm (13") at lower bout
    Body Depth: 86mm (3.4") at upper and lower bouts
    Tuning Machines: Cordoba Gold Tuning Machines
    Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
    Electronics: NA
    Tap Plate/Pick Guard: NA
    Case: NA
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CordobaRequinto 580 1/2 Size Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
 
4.3

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3.0

Good tone and super fun, though it could be made better.

By The Richard

from Sacramento, CA

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Pros

  • Good projection
  • Portable
  • Rich tone

Cons

  • Action too low
  • Not well constructed

Best Uses

  • Playin' around
  • Travel
  • Young students

Comments about Cordoba Requinto 580 1/2 Size Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I'll start with the good news and end with the bad.
For as small as it is, this guitar produces a nice, warm tone, with a reasonable volume and surprising projection. It's nice to look at as well. It's lightweight and portable, but you'll have a hard time finding an actual hardcase for it (I ended up putting it in a La Patrie parlour guitar case, which works, although very snugly). I Put some Savarez HT Classic RT strings on it and tuned it up a minor 3rd to play some renaissance guitar transcriptions. The small size makes it easy to travel with, and it's a ton of fun to play.

On the downside, the guitar is not very well constructed. Intonation is off slightly, making upper register playing sound pretty bad. There are some spots where too much glue was applied during construction, which is fairly unsightly. The action is also way too low, which creates a harsh and unpleasant buzz that has no place in classical playing. Of course, at 200-something dollars, this is a really cheap guitar, and I wasn't expecting perfection though, so I won't complain too much.
Once I manage to get all the excess glue off, I'll be raising the nut about 1.5-2 mm and maybe padding the saddle to remove the string buzz, and hopefully get the intonation where it needs to be.

Overall, I think this is a very fun instrument that doesn't sound half-bad, especially for the price. If you're looking for a toy to travel with, or for a child student's guitar, this is a great buy.

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5.0

Just perfect

By Acapella Plus

from Denver, CO

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Comments about Cordoba Requinto 580 1/2 Size Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I am finding nothing to complain about and much to love. The 3/4 Jasmine I had was too big for my hands and creeping arthritis. The service at my Westminster CO Guitar Center is also excellent.

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5.0

Great little guitar.

By Dave Herman

from Santa Fe, NM

Comments about Cordoba Requinto 580 1/2 Size Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

This guitar plays great. The short scale length accounts for the easy touch needed to fret these strings. The frets are very well dressed. The black and gold machine heads look great. The hand-inlaid all-natural wood rosette is gorgeous. Very clean inside and out. Strong bass tone, without booming and strong top notes without being thin. Very fine grained top wood and the back and sides really shimmer.

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