Washburn C5CE - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Catalpa Back and Sides, Spruce Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Electronics - Natural
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An Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar

Get the mellow sound of nylon strings with the Washburn C5CE acoustic-electric classical guitar. The select spruce top and catalpa back and sides deliver warm tones with great projection. A comfortable mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard offer an ideal shape, width, and string spacing for the classical player. The classical guitar is perfect for beginning students due to the ease of play and low-tension strings. Gold hardware and pearloid-buttoned tuners give the C5CE acoustic-electric classical guitar a touch of class. The C5CE sports a built-in preamp and pickup for those times when you need to plug in. This affordable instrument is great for students and more advanced players. From flamenco to jazz to classical, the Washburn C5CE acoustic-electric is ready to perform.

Washburn C5CE Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Full-sounding, affordable nylon-string guitar
  • Wide nut width is perfect for classical guitar finger techniques
  • Spruce top provides a bright and lively sound
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Mahogany neck
Get an affordable nylon-string guitar with the Washburn C5CE acoustic-electric classical guitar.

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Spanish Classic
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Natural
Top Wood Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Catalpa
Body Bracing Quarter Sawn Scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Pearloid button tuners
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Graphtech Nubone
Nut Width 2"
Electronics EVT Preamp
Strings D'Addario Pro-Arte Normal Tension, (.028-.043)
Manufacturer Part Number C5CE

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My favorite guitar

I bought this guitar a few years ago when my mom died as a sort of pit present to myself. She bought me my first guitar in 1975 - a Castilla classical (cheapo). I have big hands so I always enjoy a wider neck and I had been wanting to get a cheapo classical for the studio for years. I wasn't expecting much at this price point (it was actuall on sale for $89.00). I figured if I did a few demos with it, it would pay for itself and I could use it in my house as a decoy guitar for potential burglers. I was stunned when I unpacked her and played... it was amazing. OK, Andres Segovia wouldn't go nuts over the thing, but at this price point, I was speechless. I wasn't sure if i only liked it out of some mis-place nostalgia, so I had my session guitar player friend come over and he loved it!Guitars are unique beasts. Each one is different. You could get 100 out of the same factory form the same month and have extreme varience in quality. Maybe I just got lucky, but I love this one. It looks great - it has held up for 3 years of playing and looks brand new. Just broke my first string last week. I own Gibson, Fender, PRS, Aria, Alverez, Ibanez, Bill Lawrence... I play this Washburn more than all of them combined. AND it has a pickup and tuner built in!!!! (the pickup is s***, but what do you expect for under $200?If you are a beginning classical student or if you need a classical for some solos on a project or for demos or if you just want a cheap guitar that doesn't suck, I cannot say enough good stuff about this guitar. I play it every day.
Music background: Professional songwriter, producer, performer since 1976


Even better than expected. It is a great guitar for my 11 year old as she gets started.

New to the guitar world!!

Light weight, great sound

fantastic product

Bought this for my granddaughter who has had a half year of guitar lessons in school. She is really happy with this and my son who has played for years was equally impressed with this instrument for the money. I will probably end up buying him one also.

Classical guitar

Very nice instrument and exceptional for the price,
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Washburn, Washburn Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Washburn Classical/Nylon String Guitars