Cordoba C7-CE - Canadian Cedar Top

6-string Acoustic-electric Cutaway Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Canadian Red Cedar Top, and 1.96" Nut Width - Gloss Finish
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Premium Tonewoods at a Great Price

Enjoy rich tone and handbuilt quality with the Cordoba C7-CE! The Cordoba C7-CE is a fine value in an acoustic-electric nylon-string acoustic guitar. The handmade C7-CE 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. The cutaway gives you clear access to the entire fretboard. For onstage use the C7-CE has a Fishman Presys Blend preamp with an under-saddle piezo and an internal microphone. And with the gloss polyurethane finish, Indian rosewood binding, and a stylish rosette, the Cordoba C7-CE looks as good as it plays.

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

The Cordoba C7-CE doesn't skimp on construction. The C7-CE 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-CE 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-CE is a joy to simply look at, from the detailed rosette inlay and Indian rosewood binding to the gold tuners. And you'll love how the gloss finish shows off the Indian rosewood body and red cedar top. The Cordoba C7-CE's cutaway offers clear access to the upper fretboard for reaching those higher notes. A powerful Fishman Presys Blend preamp features an under-saddle piezo pickup and an internal microphone so you can deliver great sound when plugged in. The Cordoba C7-CE was designed with playability in mind, and its great look is just the icing on the classical cake.

Cordoba C7-CE Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar Features:
  • Great-sounding cutaway acoustic-electric 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
  • Fishman Presys Blend with 4-band EQ, under-saddle piezo, and internal microphone
  • Gig bag included
Get premium tonewoods at a great price with the Cordoba C7-CE nylon-string 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 Gloss Polyurethane
Top Wood Solid Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Fan Bracing
Binding Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Cutaway-electric Style Neck
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Yes
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Cordoba black & gold floral
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.96"
Overall Length 39"
Body Width 14.75"
Body Depth 3.7"-3.9"
Electronics Fishman Presys Blend system with built-in tuner
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number GUCLCOR-04680 Cedar

Customer Reviews

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Incredible Instrument

I have played piano for many years and have only recently picked up the guitar. My musical taste includes both rock-n-roll and classical/baroque. I started my search locally for a nylon string classical guitar by trying some 'student model' Yamahas. While these were nice instruments at their price point, I could feel the inevitable 'guitar price creep' happening. I tried a Cordoba C3 and the C5 in both thick and thin versions. Both sounded more 'flamenco' than 'classical' to me. I was about ready to discount the Cordoba brand..... and anything else under $1000, until I picked up a C7. I was in awe. However, I really liked the cutaway version. I also went to the Cordoba video postings on a popular Internet site. Cordoba posted a video of one of their staff playing a C5CE and another of a C7CE. Same person, same music material, different guitars. Fair comparison. Again, my ears told me the C7CE sounded much more to my liking. I also wanted some expert advice. Enter my Sweetwater sales engineer Jay (x1288). He has helped me pick out several other guitars and amplifiers in the past and has an excellent understanding of my requirements. He recommended the C7CE over similar priced brands. He pointed out that this model is hand-built (yes, in China, not my preference). However, he stated that to have this level of build quality and tone, it would be necessary to step up to something costing closer to $2-$3K. Although Sweetwater had other guitars at the C7CE price (and lots more), Jay suggested that I hold out for their next shipment of C7CE's. He could have sold me something else in stock for a quick sale, but didn't. That says something for Cordoba product quality and Sweetwater's integrity. Jay offered to select one and try it out after the 55 point inspection to ensure all was well. Imagine my surprise when I got an e-mail from Jay with pictures of the guitar a full week before their expected shipment delivery. That's customer service. I also bought (at Jay's recommendations) a Cordoba HumiCase hard case. While this guitar does come with a gig bag, I would only use it to move the guitar from room to room. An instrument worth buying demands a nice case. Jay pointed out during our discussion that buying the case at the same time extends the normal Cordoba 3 year warranty to a Lifetime one. (Confirmed at Cordoba web site when I registered it.) So, let your ears be your guide. Play-ability is excellent, sustain is incredibly L-O-N-G and the intonation is spot-on. Finish is absolutely superb. Buy one from Sweetwater and see what I mean.
Music background: Hobbyist

Best Acoustic Cordoba C7-CE - Cedar

I sold guitars for several years. Sitting around and waiting for customers, I would play each one on occasion. For Acoustic, this was my favorite. A couple of years later, my parents bourght this for me knowing it was my favorite. What a surprise - I can hardly put it down. The wood gives it the best tone, for my taste. The electronics are helpful. properly placed, and unobtrusive when you play. The strings do just what you ask them to do. But #2 - this was impossible to find. Amazon had a 6 month wait list, and Musician's Friend said they would have one for me in 2 weeks, for 4 months they kept saying "next week". So, searching all over again my Dad found Sweetwater. They HAD ONE, GAVE the serial number to confirm it - sent it immediately - cost less than these other sites, and my Dad nearly cried when it arrived - he had been struggling for 6 months - and got it from Sweetwater right away - no BS involved!!! I no longer have plans to look at Amazon or Musician's friend - unless somehow Seetwater can not get something I need. Somehow - I just can't imagine that...
Music background: Musician & Engineer, 1 CD released, Guitar 15 years, drums 10, Keyboard & synth, ProTools Expert, etc

Very happy

Sweetwater=Great. Play-ability =Great. Price =Great. Overall=Great.Only problem was a buzzin' wire on the inside which I found and fixed.This is an awesome guitar. You will love it!!
Music background: I have picked for over 40+ years. Only other acoustic I own is a Martin.

Professional Level Guitar - Good Value

I received this guitar from Sweetwater about two weeks ago. As a jazz major in college, I was required to also study classical guitar for six semesters. I haven't played a classical in a while and was looking for one with a pickup for wedding and casual solo guitar gigs. So far, I'm very impressed with it. It has a very pleasing tone, and the 3-band eq and pickup sound very good plugged into my Fishman Loudbox Mini, with minimal feedback. The action is a little high, but I don't mind it. Really nice gig bag comes with it, too. The tone of the Rosewood back and sides is gorgeous. I've also received many compliments on the tuning keys and the design of the headstock. A couple of my guitarist and teacher friends played it and were impressed. The quality of Chinese-made guitars (Eastman and others) just keeps going up. Nothing about it looks or sounds cheap. I'm looking forward to doing some recording with it, once my chops are back up a little. Negatives - The onboard tuner isn't that accurate and I think I left it on and killed the battery. Most preamps like this will turn the tuner off after a while if there isn't a cable plugged in. The rosewood back is very pretty, but there are some minor blemishes near the binding near the neck and at the bottom edge. Not worth sending it back, but noticeable up close. The intonation on the third string is also a little wonky, but it may just be the strings. I haven't changed them yet. Still, this is a great guitar for the money, and I will have it payed for with only a couple of gigs. Buy some extra 9 volts, a couple extra sets of strings and a decent tuner, and if you're not used to the flat fingerboard and wide neck, check out the Fusion series.
Music background: Session Guitarist, Instructor

Very Nice Nylon-String Guitar

Great guitar, love the feel and the way it plays. Sorry to see it was made in China. I thought it was made in Canada.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars