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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. Choose sunburst finish or natural.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Classical
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Canadian Cedar
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Spanish fan
  • Body finish: High Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Traditional Classical
  • Nut width: 1.96" (50mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.6"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: High Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Gold
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Inlays
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None

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CordobaC5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (9)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • No (8)

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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.

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Bridge fell off

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...Read complete review

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

I recommend it

By Peter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

That guitar sounds very good plugged and unplugged! It's a real classic guitar with a flat neck.

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4.0

Great sound. Great buy.

By Kahuna Ken

from Cincinnati, OH

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Neck width is perfect
  • Plays like butter
  • Sounds great
  • Tuner is accurate

Cons

  • Neck to top joint not cleanly finished

Best Uses

  • Finger-style
  • Slack-key

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

I use this for Hawaiian slack-key pieces that sound better on nylon. I'll probably expand use to other styles since this sounds so good. I've found the tuner to be accurate and the neck width is much more comfortable than wider classical. I've found no buzzing and the finishing is generally excellent except where the neck meet the top on the bass side. Its rough. No question though that I'm glad I bought this.

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4.0

I would buy this again.

By KenP

from Loveland, OH

Pros

  • Sounds good. Looks great.

Cons

  • Fretboard to top joint not clean.

Best Uses

  • Hawaiian slack-key.

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

Plays like butter. No fret or body buzz.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Bridge fell off

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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  • No

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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 3 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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    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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