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Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The Cordoba Mini SM-CE is the ultimate travel instrument, offering the playability of a full size nylon-string guitar in a compact, lightweight body ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The playability of a full size guitar in a portable design.

The Cordoba Mini SM-CE is the ultimate travel instrument, offering the playability of a full size nylon-string guitar in a compact, lightweight body with an impressively loud voice. This miniature guitar features a solid cedar top paired with spalted maple back and sides for a full, complex tone and exotic appearance.

For those who want to plug and play, the Cordoba Mini SM-CE features a soft cutaway and Cordoba 2Band pickup. It has the comfortable feel and string spacing of a full size guitar, with its thin U-shaped neck, 48mm (1.89”) nut width, and 510mm (20”) scale length. The Cordoba Mini SM-CE is a perfect companion for road trips, vacations, and hanging out at home. It includes a Cordoba gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Back & Sides: Spalted Maple
  • Binding/Bridge: Padauk Binding/ Rosewood bridge
  • Purfling/Inlay: Black/White ABS
  • Rosette: Padauk/Black ABS
  • Finish: Satin Natural Polyurethane
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck / Rosewood fingerboard with Padauk binding
  • Truss Rod: N/A
  • Scale Length: 510mm (20")
  • Nut Width: 48mm (1 7/8")
  • Fret Marker Inlays: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15
  • Nut/Saddle: Bone
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Bracing/Build: Fan bracing
  • Body Width & Length: 195mm / 255mm
  • Overall Length: 775mm
  • Body Depth: 65mm / 75mm
  • Tuning Machines: Silver with black buttons
  • Strings: Cordoba Mini Strings in A
  • Electronics: Cordoba 2 Band Active Piezo
  • Tap Plate/Pick Guard: N/A
  • Case: Cordoba Mini Gig Bag or Upgrade to a Polyfoam Case

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CordobaSM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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2.0

don't expect a guitar similar to the one pictured.

By Songstress

from Minneapolis, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar:

It's a cute and portable size, and certainly has a unique aesthetic. That said, the guitar that was mailed to me looks so drastically different in terms of color scheme, tone of the wood, and spalting.pattern that I find the advertised photo quite misleading. The guitar I received has dark, exotic streaks across the back and sides, with a pale front. This may be an appealing look to some, but when I was hoping for something similar to the photo posted, was disappointing. If you're up for a variation, and aren't too particular about how your guitar looks, give it a whirl! Light weight and nice padded case.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent mini guitar

By Bikewer

from St. Louis, Mo.

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Pros

  • Setup, playability, sound... All spot on.

Cons

  • Tiny overglue spot on fretboard/body join.

Best Uses

  • Armchair picking

Comments about Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar:

I've had a Yamaha GL-1 "guilele" for several years. It's a cute little instrument but rather limited. I've been looking for something better of the same type for a while.
When I saw this new offering from Cordoba and watched a couple of reviews on YouTube I bit as my "Big 7-0" birthday present.

As usual from Musician's Friend, it arrived promptly and in great shape.

This is a definite upgrade to the Yamaha and I've been enjoying it a great deal. The longer scale length and cutaway allow excellent access to the upper frets and make fretting jazz chords much easier. I'm primarily a fingerstyle jazz player.
Fit and finish are very good... I found tiny, pinpoint glue extrusions on the underside of the fretboard/body join. Easily removed with an exacto knive.

The stock strings are adequate but not stellar. I may replace them with one of the new "carbon" sets.... Haven't decided about the "E" tuning set yet.
The pickup sounds great through my Cube 40 amp and was much easier to set up than my full-sized "crossover" guitar.

I think the only thing I could ask for would be strap pins.... But those are easily installed.
The gig bag supplied will protect from scratches and minor dings, but it's not very padded and the instrument fits "exactly".... Not much protection from bumps at either end.
Might spring for the more deluxe padded bag...

Overall, a fun, handy instrument that you could take anywhere.

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5.0

Great fun

By Tom

from Hanalei Kauai

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar:

So much fun, decent sound unplugged and sounds great plugged in. Beautiful maple back and sides. Soft Cedar top, no picks warning!

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4.0

Darned good travel instrument.

By TGB

from Albuquerque

Pros

  • Compact, good sound, cuter than heck!

Cons

  • May need set-up, short scale takes adapting to.

Best Uses

    Comments about Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar:

    I play a lot, and felt a need for a nylon string travel guitar. this one seemed to have what I wanted. I got mine with the E tuning strings, because I sing, and play some complicated chord stuff, and didn't want to have to re-learn everything in another key.

    So, here are a few things. Even tuned to E, the sound is fairly good. You can hear your bass notes ok, and when you plug it in, it's very balanced. It's useful for practice, and has its own tone which can be nice.

    the workmanship on mine is just fine, couldn't find a blemish, glue drip, or sloppy seam anywhere. However, the action on mine was quite high, and I removed the bridge and did a good deal of sanding to bring it down to a comfortable level. You might need your guitar tech to do a good set-up.

    Since I got it, I've played Bossa, blues, old standards, (and got some use out of that cutaway!) and it's fun to play, you can play flat picked lead on it, finger style it, and it takes up little more space than a tenor Uke. All in all, for nylon string lovers, it's a pretty good choice for travel.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I wanted.

    By Red's Boy

    from Gulf Shores, AL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cordoba SM-CE Mini Classical Acoustic Guitar:

    The right size, stays in tune and easy to play. You can leave it laying around and pluck on when ever you pass by!

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