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Manuel Rodriguez C Cedar Top Classical Guitar
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Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Rodriguez Model C Classical Guitar is a beau...Click To Read More About This Product
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A solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides converge in this superb classical.
Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Rodriguez Model C Classical Guitar is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock is Indian rosewood, the neck is Honduran cedar reinforced with Ebony, and the fingerboard is ebony. Gold-plated tuners and Silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.
The Rodriguez C Guitar is handcrafted and glued to create precise balances. From the invisible careful sanding, even inside the body, that ensures the finished instrument's purity of tone, to the beautifully unique rosette inlays around the soundhole and on the back of the neck, each classical guitar is a credit to its luthier and worthy of being handed down from one generation to another.
The tone, resonance and beauty of fine guitars are all dependent upon the wood from which they are made. The wood used in the construction of Rodriguez guitars is carefully chosen and aged to guarantee the highest quality. No wood is purchased before the tree has been cut down, and at least 2 years must elapse before the tree is turned into lumber. The wood has to be well cut from the log. The grain must be close and absolutely vertical. The shop is totally free from humidity.
The Rodriguez C classical guitar features a multi-colored wood rosette, as exquisite as the sounds that issue from it. Their intricacy and beauty signify the attention to detail that characterizes every Rodriguez guitar.
For backs and sides, Rodriguez uses Brazilian rosewood and Indian rosewood (Jacaranda). Brazilian Rosewood has a beautiful color and design, making it ideal for an elegant concert classic guitar.
For the top, Rodriguez has experimented with other Spruce woods from various parts of the world including North America, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Sweden, but the Spruce from Central Europe is unique. Red Western Cedar is obtained from Canada and the Northwest U.S. There are many different qualities and colors. As with Spruce, stiffness, grain and weight are important.
For the neck, Rodriguez uses cedar from Honduras as preferred over heavy Mahogany. There are many kinds of Cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduran cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with 2 Ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard to give total rigidity and to eliminate movement cased as a result of the aging of the guitar.
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- Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
- Back & Sides: Laminated Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Honduran Cedar with Ebony
- Tuner: Gold Plated
- Headstock: Indian Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Graphite
- Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
- Case sold separately
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- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 2" (54mm)
- Body Depth: 3.71" ” 3.94" (95mm ” 100mm)
- Body Width: 11.42" ” 14.53" (290mm ” 369mm)
- Scale Length: 25.6" (650mm)
- Rosette: Multicolored woods
- Body Binding: Wood
- Frets: 19, Silver-plated
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Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C Cedar Top Classical Guitar:
When I was in Las Vegas last December, I went into a guitar store and tried out every classical guitar they had. I discovered that the sound quality of the guitars appeared to be a function of the manufacturer and not a function of the price. That is to say, ALL the Rodriguez guitars sounded better than ANY of the other manufacturer's models, irrespective of price. After discovering that, it was just a matter of how much I was willing to spend. I didn't buy one from the shop, because all they had was display models and I wanted one that was "brand new". If it was to have any scratches, I wanted to be the one to put them there! I bought the Model C because it was a medium priced model.
I lived in San Diego, CA for several years. I was (and am!) a great fan of the Romero Family, who lived nearby. I knew that they used Rodriguez guitars (at least when I saw them!) and that's what initially drew me to that manufacturer. However, that alone would not have convinced me to buy one (Sorry Angel!) but the sound quality and just the look and feel of the guitar did convince me. And I haven't been disappointed!
This is my second Rodriguez guitar. My first one was an FF Model Flamenco. I like the C Model much better eventhough it's much less expensive but that's not to say that the two should be compared. The C Model's action is exactly where I like it- the FF Model seems to be too high. The tone on the C Model is great and it's very easy to play. I have several other classical guitars but now I play only the Rodriguez. Just like a good horse can make you look like you're a better rider than you really are- a good sounding guitar can make you into a better sounding guitarist and the Rodriguez Model C does exactly that!
The quality is excellent- I couldn't find any flaws and I am particular!
I got the Rodriguez Model C on sale after Christmas, so I saved a few dollars but I think that it sounds like a much more expensive guitar than it really is!
Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C Cedar Top Classical Guitar:
I bought this as an upgrade from the 1950s Yamaha (Nippon Gakki Ltd.) C-60A Ive been using for the past fifteen years, and I am very impressed. The first thing I noticed is that its about half the weight of the Yamaha, and extremely playable, much easier and more comfortable. Its sound is amazing, and the smell of the cedar is awesome. This thing is a true piece of artwork, and I wouldnt hesitate to purchase another Rodriguez guitar.