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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Country of origin: Info not available

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CordobaC5-CE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

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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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Ok 3 failures 3 guitars!!!! Wish I had never purchased!!

This is the third one of these terrible guitars I've owned. First got sent back because it buzzed horribly. Second seemed better then after a year or so the bridge completely came off the...Read complete review

This is the third one of these terrible guitars I've owned. First got sent back because it buzzed horribly. Second seemed better then after a year or so the bridge completely came off the guitar. Worked through MF and paid shipping to have it sent back under warranty. The replacement guitar seemed OK until.....it started buzzing and the bridge exploded off the guitar. Used normal tension strings and kept a humidifier in the guitar. I own 7 or 8 other acoustic guitars (mostly steel string - with higher loads on the bridge) and have NEVER had one fail, including and old Conn that I've had for over 40 years (that's a good guitar). These Cordoba's...not so much. Now I've got to decide whether to get this one repaired (top layer of cedar pulled off really neatly right under the bridge probably) or try to exchange it, or use it for firewood.

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(14 of 14 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!
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      (9 of 9 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.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Acoustic review of the Cordoba C5CE

      By I don't really have a nick name.

      from Hamilton, ohio

      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.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best for the money!

      By BlueMeanie

      from Colorado Springs, CO

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      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+

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Ok 3 failures 3 guitars!!!! Wish I had never purchased!!

        By Disappointed again in Tulsa

        from Tulsa, OK

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

        This is the third one of these terrible guitars I've owned. First got sent back because it buzzed horribly. Second seemed better then after a year or so the bridge completely came off the guitar. Worked through MF and paid shipping to have it sent back under warranty. The replacement guitar seemed OK until.....it started buzzing and the bridge exploded off the guitar. Used normal tension strings and kept a humidifier in the guitar. I own 7 or 8 other acoustic guitars (mostly steel string - with higher loads on the bridge) and have NEVER had one fail, including and old Conn that I've had for over 40 years (that's a good guitar). These Cordoba's...not so much. Now I've got to decide whether to get this one repaired (top layer of cedar pulled off really neatly right under the bridge probably) or try to exchange it, or use it for firewood.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Bridge fell off

        By disapointed42

        from Tulsa, Ok

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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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        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I like the guitar but it buzzes

        By disapointed42

        from Tulsa, Ok

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        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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          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful guitar, great sound

          By Guitardoc

          from Prosper, Texas

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          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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          (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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          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I recommend it

          By Peter

          from undisclosed

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          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.

           
          5.0

          Great

          By Kenny on the Gulf Coast

          from Houston/Galveston

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

          I play Rock N Roll so I'm not really a classical guitar player BUT...
          Classical are easy on the hands if you play a lot. I'm 57.
          I love this guitar. Sounds Great! It's very elegant.
          The neck is not too wide so a rocker will love it.
          It's very light and resonates really well. I beat on it pretty hard at times and it is solid.
          Very nice. You will not be disappointed.

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          • No
           
          1.0

          JUNK!

          By Craig

          from Chicago, il

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

          I teach, I have had a few students by these and boy am I sorry. They have to keep returning them. These are the worst guitars I have ever seen.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          poor qc control

          By foot prints

          from ct.

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

          sounds nice,

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          GREAT GUITAR

          By Hasone_ep

          from Chula Vista, cA

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

          I love this guitar. it is my new love

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great guitar

          By Sac110368

          from Austin, TX

          Verified Buyer

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

          We bought this guitar to transition our 9 year old who could no longer use a child sized guitar. His instructor recommended it, saying this was an adult size and would be all he needs going forward. Great investment.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Beautiful guitar

          By Guitardoc

          from Prosper, Texas

          See all my reviews

          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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