Review: Cordoba C5 Classical Guitar

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Review: Cordoba C5 Classical Guitar
Entry Level Model, 650mm scale length
Solid Cedar top, Mahogany back & sides (Laminated)
Price range Approx. $300-420 USD (via Amazon 2018)
YouTube Review Link (4k quality)

Buy from Amazon.com: Cordoba C5 Guitar

Overall, a great guitar for the money. I actually ordered this in for one of my students. Best points: solid top, truss rod, good volume and sustain, nice workmanship. Cons: tone could be better but it still beats most of the competition in this price range. I didn’t mention it in the video but the tuners are decided less quality than the ones on the C10 so that’s a difference between the models. They are comparable to other guitars in this price range.

Cordoba’s Promotional Blurb
From Cordoba C5 on their website

The C5 is one of Córdoba’s flagship models and a top seller worldwide. Perfect as a first nylon-string guitar, this lightweight model is built with a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides to produce a warm, well-rounded tone with beautiful sustain. Handmade in the traditional Spanish style, the C5’s carved headstock, hand-inlaid wood rosette, Indian rosewood binding, Savarez strings, and glossy PU finish result in a guitar that truly stands out from all other entry-level options. A lightweight adjustable truss rod is built into the neck for stability. Available in Natural with solid Red Cedar top or Sunburst finish with solid Sitka spruce top.

Specs via Cordoba

  • Series Iberia
  • Body Top: Solid Western Red Cedar
  • Upper Bout Width 292mm (11 1/2″)
  • Lower Bout Width 371mm (14 5/8″)
  • Body Depth Upper Bout 95mm (3 3/4″)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout 100mm (4″)
  • Body Length 489mm (19 1/4″)
  • Top Bracing Pattern Fan
  • Back and Sides Wood Mahogany
  • Top Binding Rosewood
  • Rosette All Wood Traditional
  • Bridge Material Rosewood
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Scale Length 650mm
  • Neck Material Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material Rosewood
  • Nut Width 52mm (2″)
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Truss Rod Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key
  • Neck Thickness 1st Fret 21mm
  • Neck Thickness 9th Fret 24mm
  • Frets Total 19
  • Tuning Machines Cordoba Gold with Pearl Buttons
  • Neck Shape C Shape
  • Finish Gloss Polyurethane

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