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Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar  Natural

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One of the most popular models and a staple in the Iberia Series lineup, the C3M is a full-sized, handcrafted guitar. It is built with the traditiona...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great value for beginning students.

One of the most popular models and a staple in the Iberia Series lineup, the C3M is a full-sized, handcrafted guitar. It is built with the traditional Spanish fan bracing, a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The C3M also has a hand inlaid wooden rosette, a rosewood fingerboard, and nickel tuning machines with pearl buttons. The "M" in the title stands for its light matte finish.

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FEATURES
  • Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding/Bridge: Black ABS Binding / Rosewood bridge
  • Purfling/Inlay: White and black ABS top
  • Rosette: All natural wood inlaid
  • Finish: Satin (Matte)
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Nato neck / Rosewood fingerboard / Traditional (Classical) Style Neck
  • Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable, 4mm
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
  • Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")
  • String Spacing at Saddle: 59mm
  • Fret Marker Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl at 5, 7, 9, 12
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone
  • Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 Total
  • Bracing/Build: Spanish 7 fan bracing
  • Body Width & Length: 375mm (14.75 inches) width at lower bout, 1,003mm (39.5 inches) total length
  • Overall Length: 39"
  • Body Depth: Standard Spanish Classic Body Depth, 95mm upper bout / 100mm lower bout (3.7 / 3.9 inches)
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Plated with Pearl Buttons
  • Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ
SPECIFICATIONS

C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar

  • Scale length: 25.6", (650mm)
  • Fingerboard radius: 16"
  • Nut width: " (52mm)
  • Number of frets: 12 to body, 19 total
  • Body width at lower bout: 14.75", (375mm)
  • Body length 39.5", (1,003mm)
  • Body depth: upper bout: 3.7" (95mm), lower bout: 3.9" (100mm)
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CordobaC3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

C3M Classical Guitar

By Frank Finnegan

from Ohio

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

Great guitar
I've purchased three guitars and a keyboard from Musicians Friend. Each time I've been very pleased with the product. Customer service has been superb as well.

The C3M is an excellent classical (I own three) has great tone.What attracted me were some unique features, truss rod, slightly radiused fretboard, matt finish, solid cedar top.

Very playable with great tone.

Frank Finnegan

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cordoba C3M

By John Widner

from Kalamazoo, MI

Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I could not be happier with this guitar. It plays smoothly and sounds full and rich. It looks great as well. Cordoba knows how to build guitars.
I am blown away by how nice this guitar is.
Has to be the best sounding acoustic guitar for the price.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Sounding Guitar for the Money!

By Martin000

from Oregon

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      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      I have played many nylon guitars. I have owned much more expensive guitars. I wanted a great sounding guitar that sounded great. I am pretty discriminating. The cedar top and the mahogany back and sides were the best!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A good deal

      By DCA

      from Idaho

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      The guitar is beautiful. I feel that I got a great deal for the money that I spent. It arrived in time which adds to the positive experience.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Happy with my purchase.

      By KentStater

      from Cleveland, OH

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      I was looking for an affordable Classical guitar I could use to practice with on the couch after the kids to go bed. I needed something quieter than my steel string . I also wanted a "knock-around" guitar I could take camping and out for cookouts etc.

      I was torn between the C3M and Yamaha's offerings in this price range. In the end I found a returned C3M at a discount and decided to pull the trigger on the Cordoba.

      All in all I'm very happy with it. I see no issues with the build, the action was very nice (about 3.5 mm at the 12th fret) and everything was shipped how I'd expect. I ended up putting on some medium tension strings and actually prefer the sound with these.

      My only complaint would be that the tuning machines are obviously not high-end and I find that each string is a little flat by the next day. This seems to be the case even after the strings have been on a few weeks. Once tuned up it stays in tune while playing though.

      For the money it's a reasonable nice sounding guitar that easy to play. I also purchased the Gator GBE-Classic gig bag and it fits very well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You wont find a better guitar

      By Jake

      from Munfordville, KY

      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      You will not find a better guitar anywhere near this price range in my opinion. It plays so well. The construction is flawless. The strings are nice. Out of the box set up is literally perfect. You get it. Take it out of the box. Tune it. Play it. Do not hesitate to buy this Cordoba. Sounds fantastic. Resonates like a dream. Neck plays fast for a 2.05 nut. Just go ahead and get it.

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I couldn't have made a better choice

      By Ed

      from Wilmington, NC

      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      This is a great economical classical with conventional dimensions. It's light weight with a mat finish making the most of its resonance and tone potential. The solid cedar top and thin laminated mahogany back and sides make it very responsive. When I decided to take another swing at classical play, I looked at reasonable priced, under a grand, classicals but found none I really liked so I decided to get something inexpensive with true classical guitar dimensions and this one won out over the Yamahas I played, although some of those are very nice too. If you want to work on your classical play, this is a great little guitar.

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Affordable Quality Guitar

      By Jhusua

      from Columbus, OH

      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      Great quality guitar for beginners and intermediates players. Great sound balance and acoustic.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Value and service

      By Pat

      from Henderson NV

      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      Excellent Value

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best value for 199

      By Chitownmusic

      from Chicago

      Comments about Cordoba C3M Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      This is a great first guitar being not too expensive for beginners, having good playability (adjustable truss rod), solid cedar top. Good overall value.

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