Cordoba C7 - Canadian Cedar Top

6-string Acoustic Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Canadian Red Cedar Top, and 2.04" Nut Width - Gloss Finish
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Premium Tonewoods at a Great Price

Enjoy rich tone and handbuilt quality with the Cordoba C7! The Cordoba C7 is a fine value in a nylon-string acoustic guitar. The handmade C7 sports Indian rosewood back and sides with a Canadian red cedar top, for vibrant tones with a lively presence. And the solid mahogany neck provides excellent sustain and detail. No matter what your experience level, you'll love the attention to detail and excellent playability of the C7. And with the gloss polyurethane finish, Indian rosewood binding, and a stylish rosette, the Cordoba C7 looks as good as it plays.

Cordoba C7 Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Traditional design
  • Quality tonewoods
  • Great look, great playability
Traditional Design:

The Cordoba C7 doesn't skimp on construction. The C7 features traditional handmade classical guitar design, including the solid Canadian red 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 C7 is inexpensive, Cordoba did not sacrifice quality materials. The Indian rosewood back and sides set a powerful tonal foundation for the solid cedar top, giving you the right balance of warmth and brightness. The neck is solid mahogany, for maximum transfer of string energy to the cedar top. A rosewood fingerboard and bridge complete the elegant look.

Great Look, Great Playability:

The Cordoba C7 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 Indian rosewood body and red cedar top. But looks aren't everything - the C7 was designed with playability in mind, and the great look is just the icing on the classical cake.

Cordoba C7 Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Great-sounding guitar at an amazing price
  • Traditional Spanish fan bracing provides a balanced, lively sound
  • Indian Rosewood back and sides for full-bodied frequency response
  • Canadian red cedar top for excellent definition and projection
  • Gig bag included
Get premium tonewoods at a great price with the Cordoba C7 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 Red Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Fan Bracing
Binding Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-pearl side dot inlays
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Cordoba black & gold floral
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 2.04"
Overall Length 39"
Body Width 14.75"
Body Depth 3.7"-3.9"
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number GUCLCOR-04675

Customer Reviews

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Just got mine. Very, very happy with this guitar. Sounds really good, fit and finish us unbelievable for any guitar, let along one in this price range. I have owned top of the line Martin's and Colling's, I know what a good guitar is and I am proud to own this one. If you want a really really nice classical guitar that doesn't break the bank, I highly recommend this guitar! GREAT JOB Cordoba! As always Sweetwater is the best.

A Part of My Life Now

This isn't a technical review from someone who's been playing for years. I've had my C7 for 2 months now after having purchased my first guitar only a month prior. Learning acoustic guitar was something I always wanted to do and this year I decided to finally take serious steps towards learning how to play. Initially, I thought it would be a good idea to purchase a relatively inexpensive Yamaha (F335) just to see if I would really be passionate about playing. The Yamaha is a steel string. I began learning basic chord shapes, scales, etc and realized that the style I was most drawn to was actually classical/fingerstyle/flamenco. I didn't grow up around guitars or listening to music for the instruments more than for the words so I had no idea that there even was such a thing as a nylon string guitar. Once I realized the style I wanted to learn, I started doing my research by looking up as much music as I could, all the while still practicing basic stuff with my Yamaha. After a few weeks I realized that I had actually fallen in love with the guitar in general as crazy as that sounds. I have such an appreciation for the instrument and the people who have really put in the time to be able to express themselves through it. I knew I wanted to get a classical guitar. NEEDED to get a classical guitar. The question was which one. I had a little money to spend but I wasn't, and still am not, ready to shell out $1,000+ for an instrument that, as a beginner, I wouldn't even completely appreciate yet. After looking around, and reading more reviews about more guitars than I can count, everyone said the same thing I'm going to say: If you are just starting out learning classical guitar and have the money to do it, the C7 is an AMAZING guitar!!!!!!!!! The sound of it alone makes me want to practice as much as I can!!! It just sounds great!!!! The more time I spend with it, the more I notice the subtle little nuances of just how sweet it sounds. I decided to pick one really complicated piece to learn while I continue learning theory and basic skills. The piece is called Classical Gas by Mason Williams. I practice a little bit on that song every day and bit by bit I'm getting it down (SLOWLY LOL). If you're just starting out, I'd definitely recommend you set a big goal in terms of something to learn. It will keep you motivated while you learn the basics and will also help you really get to know your guitar and bond with it. I hope to learn Classical Gas completely by next summer so I can begin on Mood for a Day by Steve Howe. The C7 is an amazing instrument. I'm so happy and grateful that this is the guitar I began my journey with. If and when the day comes that I want to get a high end guitar, it will probably be a Cordoba and I'll most definitely be ordering from Sweetwater. Kyle Malone has been my sales engineer for about 2 years or so now and has always been helpful, knowledgeable, and very professional in how he guides and monitors my purchase experiences. If I have a question, he either has an answer, several options, or can find an answer for me. The only thing better than the Cordoba C7 is the Sweetwater experience! Thanks guys!
Music background: Writer, Producer, Novice Engineer

Fantastic purchase.

I'm no expert on classical guitars, but the build quality of this guitar blew me away, especially for the price. I'm excited to get to know this guitar even more.

The best starting guitar for students

Im absolutely blown away by the way this guitar sounds, feels, looks and plays. I personally got the cedar top cause i like the warmer tones that come out of it. Don't waste your time and money on the lower models like the C3M and the C5 unless you cant afford it, hands down this is the best entry level guitar to get.
Music background: Classical, Rock, Recording engineer, Student

Sweetwater And My Cordoba C7 blew Me away!!!

I Am very Impressed with the Cordoba C7,I feel like a real guitar student evrytime I play this Amazing Classical guitar.The look and feel of this instrument are the best quality and value I have ever found.
Music background: Guitar student

Sweetwater Advice

Ryan Beluk

When I started lessons for classical guitar, I needed an instrument that wouldn't break the bank or sacrifice tone. The Cordoba C7 delivers on all these levels. The combination of Canadian red cedar with Indian rosewood for the top, back, and sides offers well-balanced, velvety tone.
See also: Classic Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars