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Manuel Rodriguez C3 Flamenco Classical Guitar  

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    Manuel Rodriguez

    Rich in sound, rich in history, rich in beauty.

    Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Spruce top and laminated Sycamore back and sides, the Rodriguez Model C3 Flamenco is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock and fretboard are made of Indian rosewood. Nickel-plated tuners and silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.

    Each Rodriguez Guitar is hand crafted 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, the flamenco 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 C3 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 Honduras 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 classical guitar.

    • Top: Solid Spruce
    • Back & Sides: Laminated Sycamore
    • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
    • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
    • Neck: Sapele
    • Tuner: Nickel Plated (Standard)
    • Headstock: Indian Rosewood
    • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Graphite

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    C3 Flamenco 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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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Good value

    By sfjazzguitar

    from San Francisco, CA


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      Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C3 Flamenco Classical Guitar:

      Overall I'm pleased with this purchase. The guitar arrived well-packaged and exceptionally well set-up for a student guitar. It's loud and has a good range of tones. The neck is straight and comfortable. The body wood, finish, and tuners look sharp.

      Some of the cosmetic details could have been better. The edge of the fretboard next to the first string is visibly rough. There was a large "Made in China" sticker prominently displayed in the soundhole, which caused the manufacturer's label to be placed fairly high up. And while the tuners look terrific, they could be more precise.

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      Nice for the price

      By Datura75

      from Oklahoma

      Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C3 Flamenco Classical Guitar:

      I bought this guitar used and was surprised at the tone. It has a strong flamenco growl. The action was low, but since this guitar was used(the fretboard indicates a few years of use)I don't know if it came that way. Anyway it was the price that brought me to buy this guitar. I would not buy a flamenco guitar mail order, they vary too much. Put the guitar in your hands before you spend a fortune.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      Good tone for the price

      By Scottzilla-qOo5C

      from Texas, USA

      Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C3 Flamenco Classical Guitar:

      I travel a lot and bought this guitar to keep up my studies without taking my main guitar on the road. Very nice tone and playablity. I gave it a lower quality mark because of the smell of the varnish. After a year it still has a mildly unpleasant smell.

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      Nice Guitar

      By GuitarPlayer-qk0.G

      from Cincinnati

      Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C3 Flamenco Classical Guitar:

      This is my second Manual Rodriguez guitar and again the workmanship is very good. The guitar has a good flamenco sound and resonates nicely with the solid spruce top. The machine heads are actually gold plated and go well with the yellowish color of the guitar. The rosette is also beautiful. The guitar is enjoyable to play.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      A beautiful guitar

      By G-man

      from Fairport, NY

      Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C3 Flamenco Classical Guitar:

      I have recently focused on playing the classical guitar. I really liked the Rodrigues guitars. My first impression was that it was very light with great action. The craftmanship is very good and it's tone is superb. The neck is not too wide and it is very comfortable to play. I am very happy with this product...

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