Cordoba C5 - Canadian Cedar Top

6-string Acoustic Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Mahogany Back and Sides, Canadian Cedar Top, and 2" Nut Width - Gloss Finish
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Handmade in Traditional Spanish Style

The Cordoba C5 is a fine value in a nylon-string acoustic guitar. The handmade C5 sports a mahogany back and sides, with a cedar top, for rich tone with a lively presence. The solid mahogany neck provides excellent sustain and detail. Whether you're a beginner or experienced player, the Cordoba C5 is a great value. And with the gloss polyurethane finish, Indian rosewood binding, and a stylish rosette, the Cordoba C5 looks as good as it plays.

Cordoba C5 Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:

  • Traditional design

  • Quality tonewoods
  • Great look, great playability
Traditional design

The Cordoba C5 doesn't skimp on construction. The C5 features traditional handmade classical guitar design, including the solid cedar top (choice top wood for classical guitars) and Spanish-style fan bracing. Fan bracing is preferred for classical guitars over lattice bracing, as it allows the guitar's top to vibrate more freely while still providing evenly balanced tone.

Quality tonewoods

While the Cordoba C5 is inexpensive, Cordoba did not sacrifice quality materials. The mahogany back and sides set a powerful tonal foundation for the solid cedar top, giving you the right blend of deep richness and brilliance. The neck is also solid mahogany, for optimum transfer of string energy to the cedar top. A rosewood fingerboard and bridge complete the elegant look.

Great look, great playability

The Cordoba C5 is a joy to simply look at, from the detailed rosette inlay and Indian rosewood binding to the gold tuners with pearl buttons. And you'll love how the gloss finish shows off the mahogany body and cedar top. But looks aren't everything - the C5 was designed with playability in mind, and the great look is just the icing on the classical cake.

Cordoba C5 Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Great-sounding guitar at an amazing price

  • Traditional Spanish fan bracing provides a balanced, lively sound
  • Mahogany back and sides for full-bodied frequency response
  • Cedar top for excellent definition and projection
Get a great classical guitar at a great price with the Cordoba C5 nylon-string classical guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Spanish Classic
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Top Wood Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing Fan Bracing
Binding Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Gold Tuners with Pearl Buttons
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 2"
Overall Length 39.5"
Body Width 14.75"
Body Depth 3.7"-3.9"
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ
Manufacturer Part Number GUCLCOR-02683

Customer Reviews

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Great Value and Great Sound

I recently started to play the guitar and have really become interested in fingerpicking and classical style guitar. I really didn't want to spend a lot of money but I really wanted a great sounding guitar. I mean if I'm going to play I want my music to be pleasing to the ear. The sound quality and volume this beautiful guitar produces is mind blowing. I could not be happier with the product from Cordoba and the service provided by Sweetwater.

Codoba C5

I can't believe how good this guitar plays. And it sounds unbelievably good. I can't figure out how they offer this guitar at only $299. Back and sides are laminates. Cedar top is solid. It has a truss rod, so hard tension strings aren't a problem. The tone is somewhat breathy. Typical tone of mahogany and cedar. The frets are dressed at the edges and there are no sharp spots along the fretboard. The action is typical of nylon stringed guitars costing much more. The tuners are great right out of the box. No need to tighten them. No serial number on the tag inside the guitar but fit and finish are excellent.
Music background: Guitar instructor

Very Nice!

Got this guitar after researching many similar brands and it was the right choice! It was a vast upgrade from other lower-end classical guitars I had access to and now everything I play sounds much, much better thanks to this guitar.

amazing sound and price

I bought this with no high expectations on the sound, it was so I could learn a style of guitar playing (classical spanish) I receive d this guitar and was expecting the plinky sound you get from nylon string guitars but boy was I wrong, this cordoba has an amazing sound thats both loud and suttle compared to others I checked out and the feel while playing is very comfortable, for the price you just can't go wrong and case I got for it fits like a glove thanks again Roc and Sweetwater for another great reccomendation
Music background: weekend warrior

Great sound at a great price

I bought this for my 11 year old son, based on the recommendation of his classical guitar teacher. For the price, I expected something pretty mediocre, so I was pleasantly surprised the first time I heard it. This guitar sounds really good! Definitely a 5 star product.
Music background: Recording Engineer
See also: Classic Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars