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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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    • 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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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New Favorite

By LD

from Van Alstyne, TX

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Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The C5's Achille's Heel

By Superheterodyne

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

My C5 was received 4 years ago. I enjoyed the guitar very much, it was above-and-beyond good-looking for the price, and its sound was warm-semi-bright and projected well. At the end of last year I upgraded my strings for more serious classical guitar study...later in the same week I came home to a fully separated bridge. The glue was intact; the wood itself gave way with some wood fibers stuck to the glue on the bridge. I miss the guitar. I actually want to send it to a luthier to have it repaired...or I may just buy another one. My advice to any who want to get this guitar: if you live in dry/arid climates, get a HUMIDIFIER for the guitar case...this probably might have saved my guitar. P.S. mine was made in Portugal.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unbelievable deal

By Mark Nelson

from Ellicott City MD

Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

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I have played the guitar for more than forty years and own several expensive steel string guitars. I recently started taking classical guitar lessons with a very accomplished teacher, with an incredible resmum. The new fingerpicking style I am learning is less-than-easy on a steel string guitar, so I decided, after playing the teacher's high end nylon string guitar, I should buy one. Of course I thought it wise to start with something inexpensive. After reading all the on-line reviews I decided on the Cordoba C5 at it's affordable price. What a guitar. The fit and finish is incredible and the sound is crisp and clear. The teacher played it through most of an hour lesson and was blown away with the quality and the sound. Great guitar at three times the price!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice deal

By koolbreeze76

from modesto,ca

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Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

I bought a used cordoba C5, and i must say i got a good bargan musicianfriends.com is the place to shop they are completely honest when it comes to condition 2.i have to say for it being a condition 2 it looked brand spanken new.everything on it is perfect good action clean paint,nice fret board.one thing i notice this classical guitar has a tuss rod inside of it, i said "WOW" never seen a nylon string guitar with a tuss rod.Anyways the sound on it is remarkable very warm lows and bright highs. good deal for a used product.satifaction 100% i love this web site

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NICE SOUNDING AND QUALITY CLASSICAL

By Blues n stuff

from Southern California

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Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

The only thing I can complain about is mine did not have the frets finished that great on the ends. When I changed strings i filed off the sharp edges and evened them up with the edge of the fret board carefully. And adjusted the truss rod to my liking.
Also be warned: If you just look at the cedar top it marks. Cedar is soft but gives that warm tone. I have dings and have no idea how they got there. Pick marks, nail marks, etc. Get use to it. You can get a half yard of clear plastic at good old WalMarts fabric department for a couple bucks to cut out self stick plastic pickguards for your guitars with poly finish. Do not use on Nitro finish. Not even in the case. Thats it.
I got it to learn flamenco style. Like the rest of the reviews say here. Its hard to put down.
It makes any style songs sound really sweet. I play it every day.
I looked and played a bunch in this price range and a few bucks above. The neck on this guitar is super comfortable and perfect width. I have a nylon with 1.75 width nut and like this one better.
The fact it does not have electronics is not an issue.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Guitar

By Pablo

from Tucson, AZ

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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.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I love it!

      By jeff schoettker

      from USA

      Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      I just got this guitar and I love it so much I can't put it down. The sound is amazing. I had a question I needed answered before I bought this guitar and Cordoba responded with in 24 hours. Very impressed with the service. Thanks Cordoba!

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Scc

      from California

      Comments about Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar:

      I bought the Cordoba C5 two years ago, and I have enjoyed it ever since. The tone is great, and it is definitely worth buying. The Cordoba will beat any guitar in its price range, and it looks much better too. The only problem I have is that the inlays are not on the fretboard, but on the side of the fretboard, and I sometimes get mixed up.Another problem is one day, when I walked into my house, the bridge had come off. Luckily I was still on my 1 year warrantee. Get a humidifier.

      (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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          (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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