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Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar Natural

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Product Price $159.0
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The C1 3/4 is a smaller body-size nylon string Spanish-style guitar featuring a 615mm or 24.2" scale length (3/4 size). It belongs to the Protg by Co...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable Spanish-style guitar sized for growing players.

The C1 3/4 is a smaller body-size nylon string Spanish-style guitar featuring a 615mm or 24.2" scale length (3/4 size). It belongs to the Protg by Cordoba line, a series of high-quality instruments created to provide aspiring young guitarists with a comfortable first guitar that's easy to learn on and play. Offered in full, half, three-quarter, and one-quarter sizes, the Protg by Cordoba models feature the classic combination spruce tops with mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridges, rosewood fingerboards, a Hauser-style wood-inlaid mosaic rosette, nickel tuning machines, premium Savarez strings, and a high gloss polyurethane finish. All Protg by Cordoba guitars also include a two-way truss rod and a Cordoba gig bag.

FEATURES
  • 3/4 size nylon string Spanishstyle guitar
  • 615mm or 24.2" scale length
  • Spruce top with mahogany back and side
  • Rosewood bridges
  • Rosewood fingerboards
  • Hauser-style wood-inlaid mosaic rosette
  • Nickel tuning machines
  • Premium Savarez strings
  • High gloss polyurethane finish
  • Two-way truss rod
  • Standard Cordoba gig bag

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding/Bridge: ABS Binding / Rosewood bridge
  • Rosette: Mosaic inlay
  • Finish: High Gloss PU
  • Truss Rod: Yes
  • Fret Marker Inlays: 5, 7, 9
  • Nut/Saddle: Composite
  • Tuning Machines: Gold tuners with Pearl buttons
  • Strings: D'Addario
  • Electronics: NA
  • Tap Plate/Pick Guard: NA
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CordobaProtege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar
 
3.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good practice guitar

By Dave

from Seguin, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • no cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar:

      better than 3/4 size Yamaha. Has truss rod, better strings, sound, and finish. comes with travel bag.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding, Affordable Sound Quality

      By krlbch

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Pros

      • Exceeded expectations
      • Unusually Resonant
      • Very well made

      Cons

      • Flimsy Gigbag

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar:

        As a rule-of-thumb, the notion that solid-topped guitars always sound better than laminated-topped ones is well established. In my decades of experience, there have been some notable exceptions. The over-achieving Cordoba C1 Protege is one of these jewels.

        The highly-regarded, Cordoba Cadete, which I owned for several years before selling it, was an adequate, Chinese-made instrument in every respect...no glaring faults and, in my estimation, no outstanding virtues. It was small (which was good), and it played small (which was not so good, considering its price). Yes, it had a solid cedar top, but it was always less resonant and clear-toned than I expected, a characteristic not overcome by several different brands of strings.

        Recently, I purchased a Cordoba C1 Protege...virtually the same, Chinese-made guitar except fitted with a thin, laminated top rather than a solid one. Guess what? This particular Protege is more resonant and tonally-accurate than my Cadete was. How musical? I have an ever-changing fleet of guitars, but this little guy has become my favorite 'go-to' rig for relaxed playing.

        The Cordoba Protege (and Cadete) features a truss rod, which is unusual on a classical guitar and subject to some purist controversy. I personally believe it's a significant innovation that does nothing to affect the guitar's sound and, in some cases, may save an owner significant repair expenses should the nect relief require tweaking for whatever reason. Bravo Cordoba!

        The bottom line: my new Protege is simply a better guitar than my Cadete was...at half the price. An adult player would do well to check out the Protege before laying out more money for the more fragile, solid-topped instrument (a laminated top being inherently more resistant to humidity-induced damage that can arise when traveling). And for children, this is DEFINITELY the ticket.

        Enjoy!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Can't believe it's a Cordoba!

        By Armon Hammer

        from Cleveland, OH

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        Pros

        • Comfortable neck
        • Lacquered Perfect Depth

        Cons

        • Bracing Rattles At Times

        Best Uses

        • Classical Guitar Practice
        • Small Recitals

        Comments about Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar:

        What I like most about my Protege' is that it doesn't have unwanted transients echoing within the soundbox area, especially on the nylon strings.
        I installed Gali Genius soft tension strings & it woke up this great guitar even more!

        There is a slight rattle in the interior bracing when the bass notes are played in a chord, down in the first position though.

        I tried out many guitars at local "big-chain" guitar stores & I haven't found any that could compare to my Cervantes Hauser Cedar & Palo Escrito.

        With that in mind,(& not to be name-dropping) this guitar sounds close to the sound quality of my Cervantes. The only difference is that the Protege' does not have yet the tonal midrange frequency response as compared to a more expensive higher-quality classical guitar.
        For the price, the sound & build quality just cannot be beat, hands down!
        My Cervantes cost 10-times more than the Protege; I wouldn't think twice on it sitting in a car all day.

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        • No

        (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Nearly impossible to play very high acti

        By rapser

        from MA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar:

        Nearly impossible to play VERY high action.

         
        5.0

        Super little guitar- thick classical neck

        By Guitar player

        from Oregon

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar:

        The Cordoba Protege 3/4 size was a beautiful little guitar with lovely sound and amazing projection and volume for it's size. The action and intonation were spot on. The service and shipping from Musician's Friend was very good and very fast. I do have two complaints about the guitar. I purchased a 3/4 size because I am a small adult and can't get my hand around the wider neck of a classical guitar. This guitar has a wide neck (1.88" nut width) even though it's a small guitar. So even though I loved this guitar in so many ways I gave it away to a friend after owning it for about a week because my left hand was too sore. Some of the other reviews talk about buying this guitar for a child to learn on, but I really think that neck is going to be too wide for kids to play, but if you have big hands and want a travel guitar this is the match for you.

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        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Doesn't hold its tune

        By cr

        from Miami, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar:

        Not holding its Tune. :(

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Loooooooooooooove it

        By Emily

        from Richmond

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Cordoba Protege C1 3/4 Size Classical Guitar:

        I'm soooo happy with my guitar. It's affordable. When I received it was packed very good. It is more than I expect.

        I'm so happy and highly encourage you to buy it. Eveyone asked me about it.

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