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Manuel Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez Cabellero 8S Solid top Classical Guitar   (Open Box)
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The Caballero 8 is a beginner guitar with all the playability and tone you would expect in a fine Spanish-style nylon-string acoustic guitar from Manuel Rodriguez, including a solid spruce top, mahogany back & sides, a mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, and a beautiful gloss finish. The Cabellero 8 is offered in three sizes - the Cab8 Cadete (3/4 size), Cab8 Senorita (7/8 size), and the full size Cab8S. All of these models confirm to the Spanish size standard

Aesthetic appointments include tortoiseshell body binding, Silver-plated tuning machines, and a wood rosette soundhole inlay. Rodriguez guitars are known for their high level of craftsmanship and purity of tone. You would be hard-pressed to find another Spanish acoustic guitar of comparable quality at this price.

Case sold separately.

A serious starter Spanish nylon-string guitar in 3 sizes.

  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Solid spruce top and mahogany body
  • Traditional Spanish construction
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Case sold separately

Get started with a guitar that'll bring out the best in each player. Order today.


Manuel Rodriguez Cabellero 8S Solid top Classical Guitar

  • Headstock
    Head Shape: Manuel Rodriguez style
    Head stock overlay: Walnut
    Machinehead: Silverplated, Manuel Style
    Head Binding: None
    Head Brand: Rodriguez
    Strings: D'Addario J46 EXP Strings
    Nut: Bone
    Nut width: 52mm
    Neck Joint Systems: Spanish Heel
    Neck Material: Mahogany laminated
    Scale: 650mm (25,6") for the full-size, 600m (23.6") for the Senorita (7/8 size), 559mm (22") for the Cadette (3/4 size)
    Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius: Plane
    Fingerboard Binding: None
    Position Markers: Yes
    Fret Size: Classic medium
    Number of frets: 19 Silverplated
    Body Shape: Classical
    Body Material / top: solid Canadian Cedar
    Body Material / Back & Sides: Mahogany
    Body Depth: 90mm
    Body Binding: Tourtoise color
    Soundhole inlay (center): Wood Color rosette
    Back center: NO
    Bridge: Rosewood
    Saddle: Bone
    Headstock: Gloss finish
    Neck Back: Gloss finish
    Body Gloss: finish

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


7/8 - great small scale classical


  • Comfortable
  • Decent Setup
  • Fun to play
  • Good sound
  • Small Size
  • Sound
  • Well Made


  • Laminate back and sides

Best Uses

  • Practice
  • Quiet More Intimate Play
  • Smaller Players

Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Cabellero 8S Solid top Classical Guitar:

This is a beautiful 7/8 scale Spanish guitar. The small scale is comfortable rather than crowded - I'm an adult man and I found this guitar very easy playing. I imagine it would also appeal to smaller players who find full scale guitars a stretch.

The fit and finish was perfect and the guitar had no mechanical problems. The action is slightly high but not unusually so for a classical guitar. Some players may wish to adjust this.

The sound is very nice, as is typical for Rodriguez guitars. The solid spruce top helps; the back and sides, which are composite, do not. They're beautifully finished but they definitely have an impact on the sound, which is a little muffled and lacks the richness and purity of solid body guitars. Nonetheless, the "Senorita" sounds lovely, and is great for intimate, relatively quiet playing. It is, after all, a parlor-sized guitar.

This would make a great instrument for younger or smaller players, or a great change of pace for those who are used to standard sized classicals. Very nice.

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