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A solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides converge in this superb classical.

Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Rodriguez Model C Classical Guitar is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock is Indian rosewood, the neck is Honduran cedar reinforced with Ebony, and the fingerboard is ebony. Gold-plated tuners and Silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.

The Rodriguez C Guitar is handcrafted and glued to create precise balances. From the invisible careful sanding, even inside the body, that ensures the finished instrument's purity of tone, to the beautifully unique rosette inlays around the soundhole and on the back of the neck, each classical guitar is a credit to its luthier and worthy of being handed down from one generation to another.

The tone, resonance and beauty of fine guitars are all dependent upon the wood from which they are made. The wood used in the construction of Rodriguez guitars is carefully chosen and aged to guarantee the highest quality. No wood is purchased before the tree has been cut down, and at least 2 years must elapse before the tree is turned into lumber. The wood has to be well cut from the log. The grain must be close and absolutely vertical. The shop is totally free from humidity.

The Rodriguez C classical guitar features a multi-colored wood rosette, as exquisite as the sounds that issue from it. Their intricacy and beauty signify the attention to detail that characterizes every Rodriguez guitar.

For backs and sides, Rodriguez uses Brazilian rosewood and Indian rosewood (Jacaranda). Brazilian Rosewood has a beautiful color and design, making it ideal for an elegant concert classic guitar.

For the top, Rodriguez has experimented with other Spruce woods from various parts of the world including North America, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Sweden, but the Spruce from Central Europe is unique. Red Western Cedar is obtained from Canada and the Northwest U.S. There are many different qualities and colors. As with Spruce, stiffness, grain and weight are important.

For the neck, Rodriguez uses cedar from Honduras as preferred over heavy Mahogany. There are many kinds of Cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduran cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with 2 Ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard to give total rigidity and to eliminate movement cased as a result of the aging of the guitar.

Case sold separately

Manuel Rodriguez C Cedar Top Classical Guitar Features:

  • Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
    Back & Sides: Laminated Indian Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Bridge: Indian Rosewood
    Neck: Honduran Cedar with Ebony
    Tuner: Gold Plated
    Headstock: Indian Rosewood
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq Graphite
    Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
    Case sold separately


Manuel Rodriguez C Cedar Top Classical Guitar Specifications:

  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 2" (54mm)
    Body Depth: 3.71" — 3.94" (95mm — 100mm)
    Body Width: 11.42" — 14.53" (290mm — 369mm)
    Scale Length: 25.6" (650mm)
    Rosette: Multicolored woods
    Body Binding: Wood
    Frets: 19, Silver-plated


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  • Incredible Value

    As reviewed by Michael Ison on 8/31/2010

    I am a flamenco player, but I bought this classical guitar as soon as I played it. If you are looking for a big ,bold Spanish tone ,look no further. Throaty bass, and singing hi notes plus a beautiful finish. It is the bomb.

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  • Outstanding value

    As reviewed by Manuel Esquilin on 4/25/2012

    I ordered this guitar on line and I didn`t know what to expect ...I was pleasantly surprised at both the quality and the sound of this instrument..For the price ,you will simply not find a better classical guitar ,period..This a real classical guitar made in Spain...And the sound is amazing,full and resonant...The guitar came with hard tension strings..I changed the strings after a couple of days ..I put D'Addario normal tension strings and now the guitar sounds and plays even better..I`m very happy with my purchase..You will be too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Beautiful Spanish Made Classical Guitar

    As reviewed by George Austria on 2/29/2012

    Picking up the guitar again after a number of years, I decided to learn classical guitar and bought this model after doing some research and playing examples at local stores. I know Rodriquez is now producing their lower end guitars in China, but this one came with a certificate stating it was made in Toledo, Spain. It is beautifully made, the solid cedar top is tight-grained, the laminated rosewood back and sides are dark and gorgeous, and the reinforced ebony fretboard is smooth. It came with D'Addario EXP46 hard tension strings which I found too harsh on my fingertips so I changed them to normal tension EJ45's and now I believe it sounds even better. It's easy to play, the action is just right, the frets are medium height, which helps in barring. The only negative I see is the heavy gloss polyurethane finish, which I know makes it durable, but I can't help but think lessens the guitar's responsiveness.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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