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Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar  Natural 

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The Cordoba C-5 Classical Guitar is perfect for any aspiring classical guitarist or steel-string/electric wizard looking to take a walk on the wild n...Read More

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A solid-topped, handcrafted student guitar from a respected luthier at a great price.

The Cordoba C-5 Classical Guitar is perfect for any aspiring classical guitarist or steel-string/electric wizard looking to take a walk on the wild nylon-string side. The solid cedar top produces amazingly rich tone while the wide string placement, easy string tension, and low action make it a breeze to play. Mahogany back and sides and Spanish cedar neck.

FEATURES
  • Solid cedar top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Spanish Cedar neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Low action
  • Handmade
  • Careful craftsmanship

The classical guitar is a whole new world of musical exploration. Order yours today and take off!

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CordobaC5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New Favorite

It's aesthetically stunning, exceedingly easy to fret, has a fairly authoratative voice, with great low end.
I have a new favorite guitar! I was a bit apprehensive ordering this on line,...Read complete review

It's aesthetically stunning, exceedingly easy to fret, has a fairly authoratative voice, with great low end.
I have a new favorite guitar! I was a bit apprehensive ordering this on line, never having had the chance to play it first, but I gotta say, my expectations have been exceeded - by a bunch!

It took a while for the strings to "settle in" (I'd forgotten that about nylon-string guitars - the last one I had was an Alvarez, about 30 years ago), but once they did, the sound is fabulous! It's got a great low end, and is extremely easy to play. It came set up just about perfectly. I probably will lower the saddle a bit the first time I change strings on it, however. The only other guitar I've ever bought that came this well set up is a high-end Michael Kelly acoustic/electric. Even my Breedlove needed some setting up.

To top it off, it's aesthetically magnificent. Beautiful!

So don't hesitate...if you think you might like this one, go ahead and order it. You won't be disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

HUGE LETDOWN

I have been playing for 20+ years and for the last 5 or so been concentrating on classical and fingerstyle. I absolutely love the Spanish guitar sound. I love the look, the...Read complete review

I have been playing for 20+ years and for the last 5 or so been concentrating on classical and fingerstyle. I absolutely love the Spanish guitar sound. I love the look, the feel, everything. I have played umpteen different makes and models and each one has its own pros and cons. I had heard of the Cordoba line and played a couple, and they seemed pretty nice, so I ordered the C5. The combination of woods - cedar and mahogany, seemed perfect. However, the guitar was a huge disappointment. First, there were scratches and dents all over the guitar. The action was so high, it seemed at first like the neck was warped. The sound was OK, but due to the setup, it played horribly. Perhaps this was just a fluke. Cordoba seems like a very successful company and they didn't get that way making substandard guitars. I just think the folks in Quality Control let this one slip by. In my opinion, the most consistent manufacturer of budget line classical guitars is Yamaha. I have yet to play one that was bad. If you are just getting into classical or flamenco guitar, by a Yamaha. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed, and their guitars play well and sound very nice. Most players get discouraged early on because of playability issues like the ones I described above, but with Yamaha guitar, you will enjoy playing, and stay focused. Then later, upgrade to a handmade, all solid wood guitar. Thanks.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great entry level classical guitar

By Rob

from Kentucky

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Aesthetics
  • Comfortable to play
  • Great sound
  • Value to price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fingerstyle
    • Jamming
    • Practice

    Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

    I've played acoustic guitar, ukulele, and mandolin and decided to try classical to improve my overall musicianship. After trying four or five different classical guitars in this price range I decided to go with the C5. Quality of this guitar for the money in this price range the C5, in my opinion, is the best, full stop.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good starter guitar for student 10 years old

    By Meme

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

    I finally received the guitar for my daughter who is learning classical guitar at 10 years old. Cordoba C5 is beautiful and the sound is great. Good for students and reasonably priced.
    The first shipment I received there was a crack on the fret board and I returned it easily. It took a month to get me a new one because it was on backorder. Musician's Friend has great customer service.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    quality product/Sound Arrived quickly .Would purchase again.

    By Hi

    from New Jersey State

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

    Nice guitar to learn classical style

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    • Yes

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful instrument

    By ktu371

    from Saylorsburg, PA

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Rich Warm Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

        I'm new to classical guitar as I've been playing a Martin acoustic for 20 years, but I'm practicing hard to learn the proper technique to play this beautiful instrument. It was the best value I could find in it's price range. I highly recommend it1

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product for Price

        By nicky1956

        from Morris Plains, NJ

        Pros

        • Amazing sound
        • Beautiful tone
        • Perfect tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

            The action on this guitar is as good as many other very high priced guitars. The tuning system is perfect and leads to very accurate tuning. A rich and full tone. A great guitar for the price.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            amazing guitars!

            By Tommy

            from Elmira,NY

            Pros

            • Beautiful craftsmanship
            • Excelent Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • A Tun Of Fun To Play

              Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

              First I would like to say thanks to the people at musicinsfriend for providing great products and totaly awesome shiping speed options. Both my Cordoba C5 classical and my nephues 3/4 size Honer classical are awesome guitars with wonderfull sound quality and ease of play ability and to top that they don't only sond good but they are also beautiful. I have never been disapointed with a single perchase from MF thank you thank you thank you musicins friend you guys rock. If your looking for hi quality that fits your bugit Cordoba got you covered

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Classical Guitar

              By Hat Lady

              from Pensacola, Fl

              Pros

              • Awesome Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Perfect For Grandson

                Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

                This has been perfect for our grandson and has motivated him to practice even more. He loves the rich sound!

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                • Yes

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic Guitar

                By Pablo

                from Tucson, AZ

                Pros

                • Excellent workmanship
                • price
                • Tone
                • Truss Rod

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

                    After looking at classical guitars in this price range, I settled on the Cordoba primarily because I could adjust the action with the truss rod. Very few (any?) classical guitars in this range have this ability. The workmanship on my guitar is excellent, no complaints other than the fret ends were a bit sharp, which was easily remedied in a few minutes with a small file. If you're a beginner, don't waste your money on a less expensive "starter" guitar...as you learn you'll appreciate the ability to dial in the action on this one, and you'll learn faster playing on an instrument that you don't have to fight to fret properly. If you're an experienced guitarist, I think you'll be impressed by the price point on this one.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Poor fretwork

                    Pros

                    • Decent sound
                    • Economical

                    Cons

                    • Fretwork

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

                      For a little more the C7 is a far superior guitar. If I were making this purchase all over again I would not pick the C5. Also, the quality of fret boar is not satisfactory. After few months, it appears the fretboard shrunk and the frets stick out considerably. They are sharp and scratching the heck out of my thumb and fingers when I play it. This is likely due to dry air in my apartment in the middle of a Chicago winter. However, my Ibanez prestige and Gibson les paul have had no such issue. They sit on the same guitar rack as the C5.
                      Sound is not bad but that's of little use when the guitar itself is a hazard to play.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Guitar but Slow shipping.

                      By DROCK

                      from Dallas,TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

                      This is a great guitar for the price, nice action right out of the box and overall good sound that is:(ONCE I Finally received it).The problems that occurred was with musicians friend customer service,slow shipping, and delays on the backorder..I ordered this guitar on Dec 1st and did not receive it until Jan 9th.. it was backordered and was supposed to ship out a week before Christmas.... it did not ship out until Jan 7th!...I did not receive an email about it being backordered a second time until Dec 26th the day after Christmas...Then I look online around the first week January and it shows its in stock and my guitar still has not shipped..I had to contact musicians friend via telephone to get results (and the phone help was not very friendly),I figure with the wait that they could have at the very least offered me a gift card or something?...In the past I really have enjoyed ordering from musicians friend,but on my next musical purchase I may look to buy from the competitor. Thanks

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