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Cordoba C5 Acoustic Guitar

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The Cordoba C5 is an outstanding classical guitar at a sub $500 range. Praised for its fantastic sound, exceptional playability and its great esthetics this guitar is a fantastic buy for any budding classical guitar player.

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Cordoba C5 Nylon Acoustic Guitar Review


Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar with Gig Bag

Cordoba C5 Overview:

The Cordoba C5 Nylon Acoustic Guitar is a full sized acoustic nylon-string guitar, one of the original models of the Iberia series. It has a solid Canadian cedar top, rosewood fingerboard, bridge and binding, and mahogany sides and back. The guitar is handmade in a Spanish classical tradition, and is at a very affordable price range for its quality. Here are a few things you should know about this guitar.

Key Features of The Cordoba C5 Nylon String Guitar:

Cordoba C5 is a full-sized nylon strings guitar that is lightweight, which allows the soundboard to resonate and vibrate freely, thus giving it a warm, round sound. The feel and tone of this guitar is perfect for either classical players or acoustic guitar players in general. The center of the soundboard has a larger surface area to vibrate and respond to the string’s tension; this is as a result of the fan bracing pattern. A responsive soundboard means the guitar’s sound is louder and with a better tone.

Made from solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany and rosewood, the guitar has a natural high gloss PU finish to it. It has a 650mm scale length and a 52mm nut width, and comes with Savarez Cristal Corum strings. It can be requested in its left-handed version as well, and comes with a two-way, lightweight truss rod that lets you control the amount of relief in the guitar’s neck. All of this features make the sound quality in Cordoba C5 very good, set for creating memorable sounds.

What People are Saying:

Some reviewers state that they were shocked at the incredible sound quality and projection of the guitar given its low price. Many say that they were stunned by the beautiful finish of the guitar and its wood sides, saying it gives a superb sound quality. Other guitarists say they had to make minor adjustments to fret dressing and set up, allowing them to increase the quality of the sound up to what would be a guitar that costs five times more, with loud, strong bass and clear trebles.

Some reviewers complain about the fact that the layers of paint in the binding, or other parts of the guitar are very thin, therefore resulting in paint coming off easily. This however does not affect the guitar’s sound quality or performance so it is not a big issue for most users. Others say they had to change the tuning pegs since they would slip during tuning, but this is not an issue that has happened to enough people to make it a constant. Also, some reviewers complain about the saddle being a little bit crooked, affecting the tone of the guitar a little bit more than they would like.

The Verdict

If you are looking for a quality acoustic guitar that is affordable while still offering you great sound, then this might be the guitar you are looking for. Find out more about Cordoba C5 Nylon Acoustic Guitar below!

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C5 Line Features Comparison C5 C5-CE
C5 C5-CE  
Light-weight
Solid Canadian cedar top
Mahogany back/sides
Indian Rosewood back/sides
All-solid woods
Standard Classical Nut Width (52mm)
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Cordoba C5 Nylon String Guitar with Cordoba Tuner and Gig Bag


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  • Solid Canadian cedar top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Lightweight, full-size classical with 52mm nut width
  • Savarez Cristal Corum strings in High Tension, 500CJ
  • Includes Cordoba gig bag