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Cordoba C7-CE - Cedar Reviews

4.5 stars based on 4 customer reviews
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  • from Sterling, Virginia August 28, 2014Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    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.

  • from Washington, D.C. August 23, 2014Music Background:
    Musician & Engineer, 1 CD released, Guitar 15 years, drums 10, Keyboard & synth, ProTools Expert, etc

    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...

  • from United States March 19, 2013Music Background:
    I have picked for over 40+ years. Only other acoustic I own is a Martin.

    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!!

  • from June 1, 2016

    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.

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