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Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar   

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The Rodriguez Caballero 10 Walnut nylon-string guitar has the playability and tone you would expect in a fine Spanish acoustic guitar from Manuel Rod...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), 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

 

You get what you pay for

Really wanted to like this guitar. The price point is terrific, and its a really good looker, with better than expected tone from the solid top spruce. But...

The...Read complete review

Really wanted to like this guitar. The price point is terrific, and its a really good looker, with better than expected tone from the solid top spruce. But...

The first one i received had a warped top to the point the bridge was coming off. MF returned it cheerfully and sent me a new one...

The second one i received had the top in proper order, but the action was so high you could drive a truck through it. Sanded down the saddle as far as it could go and the action was still waaaay too high. There is no truss rod on this rig to adjust, so that's as good as it gets. Not good enough.

I think if you get lucky and get one that is close enough to setup out of the box, it could be a real winner, especially at the price it sells for. But that seems to be a luck of the draw at best.

Returned the second one, and am now shopping for something else.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Needs Some Set-up But A Good Bargain

By Les Paul Disciple

from Covington, LA

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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?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get it before the price goes up

    Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

    I was looking at the Yamaha C40 when I saw this with a solid top on sale for about the same price, I decided to go for it. I mainly play steel and electric, the action on this is higher than I'm accustomed to, but I'm guessing with classical guitars that's par for the course. With the nylon strings, it plays very easily and the higher action doesn't seem to be a problem at all. It's a well constructed, clean, Chinese made instrument. Mine looks very similar to the pics, but a little more glossy. It has a sweet tone, in the hands of a master I bet it would sound wonderful, in the hands of a beginner, it would be a great place to start. Once the strings stretch it seems to stay in tune fine.

    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    student quality

    By gitslapper

    from everett,wa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • It's A Guitar

    Cons

    • Action Too High
    • Description misleading
    • Poor quality
    • Solid Top Not

    Best Uses

    • Student With Large Hands

    Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

    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

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    You get what you pay for

    By Misha

    from Vegas baby!

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    Pros

    • Potential Is There

    Cons

    • Terrible Qc

    Best Uses

    • Beginner Practice

    Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 10 Classical Guitar:

    Really wanted to like this guitar. The price point is terrific, and its a really good looker, with better than expected tone from the solid top spruce. But...

    The first one i received had a warped top to the point the bridge was coming off. MF returned it cheerfully and sent me a new one...

    The second one i received had the top in proper order, but the action was so high you could drive a truck through it. Sanded down the saddle as far as it could go and the action was still waaaay too high. There is no truss rod on this rig to adjust, so that's as good as it gets. Not good enough.

    I think if you get lucky and get one that is close enough to setup out of the box, it could be a real winner, especially at the price it sells for. But that seems to be a luck of the draw at best.

    Returned the second one, and am now shopping for something else.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rough edges, exquisite sound

    By CycleDudeNh

    from NH

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    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Yes, the strings are too high!

    By BillyB1952

    from Apple Valley, California

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    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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good at 149

    By BillyB1952

    from Apple Valley, California

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    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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 2 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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent nylon-string, great value.

    By Eddie Torres

    from New Milford, CT

    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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great price and quick delivery

    By Jo Jo

    from Dodge City, KS

    Verified Buyer

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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