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Manuel Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez Cabellero 8S Solid top Classical Guitar  

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      Manuel Rodriguez

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

      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.

      • 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 Specifications:

      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • Finish
      • Headstock: Gloss finish
      • Neck Back: Gloss finish
      • Body Gloss: finish
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      Manuel Rodriguez Cabellero 8S Solid top Classical Guitar

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      (3 of 3 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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