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Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H97544
OVERVIEW

A nylon-string with traditional Spanish craftsmanship and a solid spruce top.

The Rodriguez Caballero 10 Walnut nylon-string guitar has the playability and tone you would expect in a fine Spanish acoustic guitar from Manuel Rodriguez. Construction includes a solid Spruce top, highly-figured walnut back & sides, mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. Aesthetic appointments include mahogany body binding, silver-plated Manuel Rodriguez tuning machines, hand-inlaid wood mosaic soundhole rosette, and a beautiful gloss finish. Rodriguez guitars deliver a high level of craftsmanship and purity of tone that can only be delivered from over 100 years of guitar-making history

FEATURES
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Walnut
  • Neck material: Mahogany
  • Body depth: 90mm (3.54")
  • Binding: Stained Mahogany
  • Rosette: Hand-inlaid wood (multi-color)
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Saddle: Natural bone
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Silver-plated slotted
  • Strings: D'Addario J46 ESP strings
  • Nut: Natural bone
  • Nut width: 52mm (2.04”)
  • Neck joint: Spanish heel
  • Scale: 650mm (25.6")

This is the ticket to entering the world of classical guitar on a budget. Order today.

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Manuel RodriguezCaballero 10 Classical Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (3)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (5), Yes (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Needs Some Set-up But A Good Bargain

        I bought this model on sale a few months ago. It had action that was simply too high for playing in the upper registers but a simple sanding job on the saddle cured this...Read complete review

        I bought this model on sale a few months ago. It had action that was simply too high for playing in the upper registers but a simple sanding job on the saddle cured this rather quickly. It has a good bass response and while the neck is quite wide, the neck is nice and thin. If you don't mind a little tweaking, this is a really good guitar for the price. The specs on the website list a spruce top and mahogany sides while the box lsited a cedar top and walnut back/sides. This was of little concern to me as the guitar has a really good sound and that is what matter, right?

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        student quality

        I didn't expect much-just a little more .."solid cedar top" is made from at least 2 pieces plus extra support- does nothing for the sound. Tuning pegs have ugly...Read complete review

        I didn't expect much-just a little more .."solid cedar top" is made from at least 2 pieces plus extra support- does nothing for the sound. Tuning pegs have ugly seams and are the poorest quality I've ever seen. The binding looks like it was tinted with black marker in one section which then bled into finish. Strings are a full 5/8 in above fretboard at 10th fret. As said- I didn't expect much at that pr

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        5.0

        Excellent nylon-string, great value.

        By Eddie Torres

        from New Milford, CT

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              Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

              I bought this last winter as a Christmas gift for my father and the man could not be happier with it. Although it is his, I find myself "borrowing" it all the time and have formed a very good opinion of it. For the price, this guitar is a steal and is one of the best nylon string classical guitars you can get for the "price to tone" ratio. I say very confidently that in a blind listening test it will beat many guitars more than 5x its price. I have been a guitarist for over 13 years and have gone through many classical, hybrid and flamenco-style nylon string guitars. This guitar resides in that sweet spot where it sounds good for folk, classical or even flamenco (although the action is a tad high for that, the spruce top helps). It is very loud and has great projection, while retaining note clarity and responding well to dynamics. People complaining of the high action must not have much experience with nylon string guitars. As far as nylon string guitars go, the action on mine was set up perfectly and actually lower than any of the nylon strings I have owned or played in the past (with the exception of the flamenco-style models, which are required to have a low, almost buzzy action). The solid spruce top gives it a very bright sound that complements the walnut back and sides. The top and laminate sides and back all had a very attractive grain in my model. It also has a natural bone nut which has become a rarity at this price point. If you're looking for a student classical, are new to nylon strings or are a seasoned guitarist looking for a cost-effective guitar with a great sound, this guitar is unbeatable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Good at 149

              By Bill Bickham

              from Apple Valley, CA

              Pros

              • Low Price

              Cons

              • Action Too High

              Best Uses

              • Bang Around Guitar

              Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

              Wanted to buy my 22yr old son a guitar that he could take camping that would sound good but wouldn't cry if it got ruined. At 149 this was good. We drew a line on the saddle where it met the bridge, took the saddle off and sanded 1/16" or so off it evenly and it plays pretty good now. If its on sale, buy it!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great price and quick delivery

              By Jo Jo

              from Dodge City, KS

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                    Excellent sale price, unbelievably quick delivery and in perfect condition. Perfect first time classical guitar purchase. Sound and tone excellent.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great buy

                    By old man on the hill

                    from mountain home, arkansas

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                          cant say how happy I am with it

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great classical

                          By old man on the hill

                          from mountain home, arkansas

                          Ask me a question

                          Pros

                          • Action Was Just Right
                          • Great guitar

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Any place any time

                            Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                            really good for the price. the action was just right for a classical. built really great. took less than 3 minutes to tune it up and play. I have been playing since 1970.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Rough edges, exquisite sound

                            Pros

                            • Amazingly Beautiful Sound
                            • Bone Nut And Bridge
                            • reasonable price
                            • Solid Spruce Top

                            Cons

                            • High action
                            • Very Thick Poly Finish

                            Best Uses

                            • Student Classical Guitar

                            Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                            The Cabellero Ten sounds absolutely wonderful. It has a big, resonant voice, it's surprisingly loud, it has nice clear note separation without booming or muddiness, and it just generally sounds beautiful, and very typically Spanish.

                            I don't know if the top was made from the finest AAA hand-selected spruce or what, but I can tell you that whatever wood they used is working. For a budget guitar this is amazing - it has the sound of a much, much more expensive instrument. Don't let the overseas manufacture dissuade you.

                            On the other hand, it has very high, difficult action (even for a classical guitar), uninspired looks, and a thick, glossy finish that will turn off classical purists. The action can be lowered, and the rest of my criticisms are just cosmetic. This is a great guitar and an incredible bargain.

                            Comment on this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Yes, the strings are too high!

                            By Bill Bickham

                            from Apple Valley, CA

                            Pros

                            • Low Price
                            • Nice sound

                            Cons

                            • Not Even A Cheap Case
                            • Strings Are Too High

                            Best Uses

                            • Bang Around Guitar

                            Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                            I bought this for my 21 year old son who has lots of electrics but no classical nylon strings. This is the sort of guitar to take camping after you find a case for it. The strings are way too high! Next chance we get we are going loosen the strings and pull off and start sanding down the bridge saddle piece to lower the strings to get it to play decent.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Perfect Gift

                            By Creative Beauty

                            from Farmington, MI

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Beautifully Made

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                                Beautifully made. Exactly what my husband was looking to get and was thrilled with it!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                Comment on this review

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Manuel Rodriguez guitars, best value.

                                By songboy765

                                from Grand Rapids, MI

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Articulate Tone

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Practice Concert

                                Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                                The best Chinese made guitar I've ever played, nicely crafted. I must say though, that I got one with factory blemishes at initial order and Musicians Friend made the exchange prompt and effortless. This Caballero 10 has tone quality that is very close to my 1989 Manuel Rodriguez Model B made in Almansa, Spain (list 3,400.). You will not be disappointed with this guitar, esp. if you can get it on sale.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Needs Some Set-up But A Good Bargain

                                Pros

                                • good bass response

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Excercising

                                  Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

                                  I bought this model on sale a few months ago. It had action that was simply too high for playing in the upper registers but a simple sanding job on the saddle cured this rather quickly. It has a good bass response and while the neck is quite wide, the neck is nice and thin. If you don't mind a little tweaking, this is a really good guitar for the price. The specs on the website list a spruce top and mahogany sides while the box lsited a cedar top and walnut back/sides. This was of little concern to me as the guitar has a really good sound and that is what matter, right?

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                                  • No

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