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Cordoba C5-CET Classical Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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A traditional-looking, yet modern Spanish-style guitar with a solid top, soft cutaway and Fishman electronics.

The C5-CET includes the same features as the C5-CE but in a sleek thinline body size. A great guitar for the crossover player looking for a warmer nylon sound, it features a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides with a jet black finish. The construction is based upon the traditional Spanish classical guitar with the exception of a soft cutaway and a slightly thinner neck. The Fishman Isys+ 2-band pickup system produces a rich and natural sound when amplified - perfect for gigging and recording. Choose black or natural. Case sold separately.

  • Body type:Classical
  • Cutaway:Single cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidCanadian Cedar
  • Back & sides:Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern:Spanish fan
  • Body finish:High GlossPolyurethane
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Cutaway-Electric Style Neck
  • 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:Thinline body
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None

Enjoy traditional style with modern reliability. Order today.


C5-CET Classical Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Top: Solid Canadian cedar
    Back & Sides: Mahogany
    Binding/Bridge: Indian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge
    Purfling/Inlay: Maple & ebony top, maple back & side
    Rosette: All natural inlaid wood mosaic
    Finish: High Gloss PU
    Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck / Rosewood fingerboard
    Truss Rod: Yes
    Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
    Nut Width: 50mm (1.96")
    Fret Marker Inlays: Mother of Pearl at 3, 5, 7, 9, 12
    Nut/Saddle: Bone
    Number of Frets: 12 to body, 19 total
    Bracing/Build: Spanish fan bracing, cutaway electric, thinbody
    Body Width & Length: 286mm (10.6") at upper bout, 373mm (14.4") at lower bout
    Body Depth: 65mm (2.56") at upper bout / 70mm (2.75") at lower bout
    Tuning Machines: Cordoba Black & Gold Floral Tuning Machines
    Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension (500CJ)
    Electronics: Fishman Isys+ Pickup and Onboard Tuner
    Tap Plate/Pick Guard: NA
    Case: NA

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CordobaC5-CET Classical Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Over priced junk

By Hoff

from Perth

Comments about Cordoba C5-CET Classical Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

A chimpanzee could build a better guitar, bad fretting, bad action, poor build quality

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This is the classical guitar you've been looking for!

By Andy

from Jackson MI

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Comments about Cordoba C5-CET Classical Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my first classical guitar and I love it. Sounds great, plays great.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


there are pros and cons

By thedudeabides

from chitown usa

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  • Looks
  • Sustain
  • Thin Body


  • Action
  • Fretboard
  • Tuners

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    Comments about Cordoba C5-CET Classical Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Cons: This guitar came needing a set up. The action is good up until about the 8th fret and then its very high.(I adjusted truss rod) I'm thinking the bridge will need to be shaved down and replaced. The finish on the fretboard is a bit rough and effects bending to me. The tuners feel cheap and are all over the place.
    Pros: This guitar is very light and playable. Im loving the thin body. The amount of bass and sustain even unplugged was very pleasantly suprising. I thought with the thin body there would be zero balls but unplugged it actually sounds pretty dang good. Plugged in is good as well. The finish on the guitar is nice( got the natural). With a good pro set up this is a decent classical for the money.

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    Plays like and sounds like a dream

    By ggalvan2

    from Chicago, IL

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    Comments about Cordoba C5-CET Classical Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I received it as a wedding gift from my wife after we got back from our honeymoon and this guitar came perfect out of the box. It really surprised me with how big of a sound it has despite the thin body design. The guitar is light as a feather and the natural finish is beautiful. The guitar also sounds great plugged in as I have used it in worship services and really haven't had to EQ it too much. I have received several compliments on it and for the price you get a quality guitar that will last you a lifetime. The only downside is the onboard tuner is not the most sensitive but it can do the trick in a pinch. I still prefer to use my snark tuner though. Overall great guitar for any classical guitar enthusiasts.

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    very good acoustic / electric

    By J J

    from Alameda California

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    • Good Guitar Good Sound


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        Good guitar sound good with out being plug in

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