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Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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The C5-CE features a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The construction is based upon the traditional Spanish classical guitar wi...Read More

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A traditional and affordable nylon string with built-in fishman pickup and tuner.

The C5-CE features a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The construction is based upon the traditional Spanish classical guitar with the exception of a soft cutaway and a slightly thinner neck than a full-sized classical guitar. The Fishman Isys+ 2-band pickup system produces a rich and natural sound when amplified - perfect for gigging and recording.

FEATURES
  • Solid Canadian cedar top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Indian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge
  • Maple & ebony top, maple back & sides, purfling and inlay
  • All natural inlaid wood mosaic rosette
  • High gloss finish
  • Mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard
  • Truss rod
  • 650mm (25.6") scale length
  • 50mm (1.96") nut width
  • Mother of Pearl fret marker inlays
  • Bone nut/saddle
  • 12 frets to body, 19 total
  • Spanish fan bracing
  • Cordoba gold tuning machines
  • Savarez Cristal Corum in high tension 500CJ Strings

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CordobaC5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

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        I can't put it down

        This guitar gets more love from me than my significant other. I always look forward to playing this guitar, and I have a hard time putting it down. It feels natural in my...Read complete review

        This guitar gets more love from me than my significant other. I always look forward to playing this guitar, and I have a hard time putting it down. It feels natural in my hands; and the guitar rewards you with the most beautiful tone.

        The action was high out of the box - as a classical guitar should. I come from a steel string background. I was able to easily modify the guitar to my specifications by lowering the action with the truss rod. I also appreciate the slightly thinner neck.

        This Cordoba is highly sensitive and expressive. It's also aesthetically pleasing, with very minor nicks on the neck, and head. I purchased a Wolfpak Classical Guitar Polyfoam Case for 79. Awesome case with humidity check.

        Pick one up. You won't regret it!
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        I like the guitar but it buzzes

        played for awhile. Overall i like the guitar but it buzzes pretty bad on the D string. Tried adjusting the neck and looking for loose wires, string ends, etc. to no avail....Read complete review

        played for awhile. Overall i like the guitar but it buzzes pretty bad on the D string. Tried adjusting the neck and looking for loose wires, string ends, etc. to no avail. Working to exchange for another of the same model to see if it is better. I'll give it one more shot.

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        1.0

        Bridge fell off

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              Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I purchased one C5-CE and sent it back because it buzzed very loudly on some notes. I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and exchanged it for a new one. It was better but still buzzed. I should have sent it back but decided to keep it and see if i could fix the buzz on my own. I put some felt in the battery box and new strings on the guitar which helped but didn't solve the problem. Then after about 10 months the bridge just came off!!! The bridge saddle had fit very loose and flew accross the room. I am working with Musicians Friend to see about a warranty repair. The buzzing could have been related to a poorly glued on bridge. We'll see, but I will not buy another Cordoba. I have owned many guitars and never had any issues with them. The Cordoba C5-Ce was not nearly the lowest cost it has turned out to be the cheapest construction.

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              5.0

              Overall great for the money

              By VL

              from Peoria IL

              Pros

              • BEAUTIFUL
              • Great Value
              • On board tuner
              • Well constructed

              Cons

              • Had To Work With Eq
              • Had To Work With Relief

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I've had this a couple of months. The first thing I noticed was that this is a beautiful and well built guitar. Flawless, at least the one I got is. The overall acoustic sound is good and seems to be improving. I am hearing the sweet sustain I like. Had to work with the neck relief a little to get the feel I wanted. Cordoba includes a wrench. The only CON I see is the sound of the electronics. They are good, but I had to work with the EQ on board and in GarageBand to get a sound I am happy with. A sound hole mic and blender would be ideal, but would increase the expense. The CONS are minor compared to the value of this guitar.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I like the guitar but it buzzes

              Pros

              • Finish
              • Tuner

              Cons

              • Buzzes On D String

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                played for awhile. Overall i like the guitar but it buzzes pretty bad on the D string. Tried adjusting the neck and looking for loose wires, string ends, etc. to no avail. Working to exchange for another of the same model to see if it is better. I'll give it one more shot.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful guitar, great sound

                By Guitardoc

                from Prosper, Texas

                Pros

                • Beaufiful Guitar
                • Deep Full Tone
                • Excellent Tuner

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • Finger Picking
                • Folk Music Ballads
                • Personal Enjoyment

                Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                First, this is a very beautiful guitar. Nice finish, definitely high gloss, and no evident flaws. Tone is full and even and easily shaped with ISYS plus pickup. Tuner is spot on when compared with clip on Korg and Snark tuners. I haven't played nylon strings for 40 years, sticking primarily to my Martin, Takamine, and Gibson steel acoustics, but I wanted something with a different tone for folk songs and finger picking. This definitely fits the bill. I would definitely recommend it.

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                5.0

                Beautiful guitar

                By Guitardoc

                from Prosper, Texas

                Pros

                • Beautiful finish
                • Excellent Tuner Pickup
                • Full Deep Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Folk Music And Ballads
                  • Personal Enjoyment

                  Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Haven't played nylon string for 40 years, playing primarily acoustic steel string Martins, Takamine, and Gibson, but wanted to get back to it primarily for folk music and soft ballads. Finish on this guitar is beautiful, but definitely high gloss. Sound is deep and full, especially when amped. No feedback issues or sounds that shouldn't be there. Just a clean amplification of the guitar's own tone. Tuner is spot on when compared with both an external Korg and Snark. Great instrument.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Unbelievable quality instrument

                  By bumblefighter

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

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                        Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        After playing the Cordoba C5 CE I am a fan of this line of iberia series. I now have a desire to play the C9 which I have heard amazing things about as well. This guitar SINGS! It's beautiful, the finish is incredible and I just feel like a little kid on christmas morning whenever I pick it up. The value you get is just WOW! I think this easily could sell for a lot more than it is selling for.

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best for the money!

                        By BlueMeanie

                        from Colorado Springs, CO

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • BEAUTIFUL
                        • Quality
                        • Sound

                        Cons

                        • None so far

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          I read many reviews and this was my ultimate choice. I played the C5, C5-CE and the GK Studio. I loved the C5 but would need to have amplification for performances so I went with the C5-CE. It has been an absolute pleasure playing this guitar. The GK studio didn't justify the extra money. I just wanted a classical guitar and ended up with a very beautiful one at that. The sound is wonderful and warm. Very easy to play! A+

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                          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I can't put it down

                          By DragonLady

                          from So-Cal

                          Pros

                          • Playability
                          • Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              This guitar gets more love from me than my significant other. I always look forward to playing this guitar, and I have a hard time putting it down. It feels natural in my hands; and the guitar rewards you with the most beautiful tone.

                              The action was high out of the box - as a classical guitar should. I come from a steel string background. I was able to easily modify the guitar to my specifications by lowering the action with the truss rod. I also appreciate the slightly thinner neck.

                              This Cordoba is highly sensitive and expressive. It's also aesthetically pleasing, with very minor nicks on the neck, and head. I purchased a Wolfpak Classical Guitar Polyfoam Case for 79. Awesome case with humidity check.

                              Pick one up. You won't regret it!
                              Why no voting buttons? We don't let customers vote on their own reviews, so the voting buttons appear only when you look at reviews submitted by others.
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                              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great guitar! Great value

                              By JazzGtr

                              from Grand Haven, MI

                              Pros

                              • Craftsmanship
                              • Electronics
                              • gig bag
                              • Sound
                              • Tuner
                              • value

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Bossa Nova
                              • Classical
                              • Jazz
                              • Live Application
                              • Samba

                              Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              I bought this guitar looking for a decent recording instrument and a guitar I can use on different pit orchestra gigs. I am very impressed with the sound quality. I A/B'd it with guitars twice it's price and they lacked the clarity and brightness I was looking for. Needless to say, I am super impressed with the instrument and feel lucky getting it for such a good price. BTW - I love the fact that it has a truss. In my state the weather is all over the map. This will help considerably.

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                              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Acoustic review of the Cordoba C5CE

                              Pros

                              • "Feel in your chest" bass
                              • Access to higher notes
                              • Beautiful resonant treble

                              Cons

                              • 48" nut width

                              Best Uses

                              • As a guitar LOL

                              Comments about Cordoba C5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              Well I haven't been able to play with it hooked up, which I am sure is one of the main reasons people would buy a electic cutaway, but I have no idea if this guitar has great electonics or sounds like a cardboard box hooked up. I just haven't run into the chance to try it hooked up. But I have played about 3 acoustically, and man, they are great acoustically. Of course as with every factory guitar in general each guitar is slightly different, some better than others, but all the c5ce's I have played have been very very nice. All the cordoba guitars I have played have been for that matter, but that it another story. Very nice pretty trebles. Very strong resonant bass. For a cutaway, the bass is usually not so strong, but this guitar has great bass. All 3 I played had great bass. When compared to the takamine cutaways, these beat the crud out those over built tanks. To anyone in the market for a cheaper nylon cutaway, I would suggest to try one of these out. The ONLY thing I don't personally like, is the 48" nut width. That is the ONLY reason I haven't bought one already. I am used to a 52" classical nut width, and my hands just are not used to such a small nut width. So it kills me to try to smash my fat fingers together to play anything on a 48" nut width neck. Other than that, great guitar for the price.

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