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Front of the Cordoba C5 guitar.

Presenting the Cordoba C5

One of the original models of the Iberia series, the C5 is a full size acoustic nylon-string guitar with a solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany back and sides, and a rosewood fingerboard. Handmade in the traditional Spanish style, the C5 also features an all wood inlaid rosette, rosewood binding, hand-carved headstock, fan bracing system, and bone nut and saddle.

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The C5 at a Glance:

  • Solid Canadian cedar top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Full-size classical with a 650mm scale length and 52mm nut width
  • Lightweight, two-way truss rod built into the neck
  • Savarez Cristal Corum strings in High Tension, 500CJ
  • Optional Cordoba gig bag
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Detail of the rosewood fingerboard.

Rosewood Fingerboard (Enlarge)

Detail of the mahogany back.

Mahogany Back and Sides (Enlarge)

Detail of the gold and pearl tuning machines.

Gold and Pearl Tuning Machines (Enlarge)

Detail of the gig bag.

Gig Bag (Enlarge)

Why the C5?

The best-selling C5 is a lightweight, full-size nylon string guitar built in the Spanish classical tradition. The combination of the solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides gives the C5 a warm, round sound. Whether you’re a classical player or simply shopping for a new acoustic guitar, you’ll love the feel and tone of the Cordoba C5.

Traditional Craftsmanship

Nylon string guitars are built more lightly than steel string guitars, allowing the soundboard to vibrate and resonate more freely. The fan bracing pattern gives the center of the soundboard more surface area to vibrate, and respond to the tension of the strings. A more responsive soundboard makes the guitar louder, and provides better tone. Like all Cordoba guitars, the C5 comes equipped with a lightweight, two-way truss rod that allows you to adjust the amount of relief in the guitar’s neck. A Cordoba deluxe gig bag is optional.

C5 Full Specs

Solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, bridge and binding, natural high gloss PU finish, 52mm nut width, 650mm scale length, Savarez Cristal Corum strings. Available in left-handed. Optional Cordoba Deluxe Gig Bag.

More about the Iberia Series

Iberia models range from half to full size, and feature solid Canadian cedar or solid European spruce tops with African mahogany, cypress, or Indian rosewood back and sides. The scope of the Iberia series is quite broad; whether you’re browsing for a student model, traditional classical, traditional flamenco, or a stage-ready nylon string guitar with a cutaway and pickup, you’ll find what you’re looking for! These completely handmade guitars are lightweight, with a warm, resonant tone and comfortable playing action. All models include two-way truss rods.

More about Cordoba Guitars

Founded in 1997, Cordoba seeks to guide the evolution of the nylon string guitar, blending traditional craftsmanship of the early master luthiers with modern developments. Inspired by the organic beauty and honesty of acoustic instruments, every Cordoba is lightweight, responsive, and a direct descendant of the Spanish tradition. Cordoba continues to challenge the definition of the acoustic guitar without sacrificing the authenticity of its heritage.

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Solid Canadian cedar top
Mahogany back/sides
Indian Rosewood back/sides
All-solid woods
Standard Classical Nut Width (52mm)
Classical with Cutaway/Pickup

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