Cordoba Guitars?

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Golfgnome
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Golfgnome » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:41 pm

robkay15 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:32 pm
I was looking for a nylon string guitar for playing some classical and some jerry reed, atkins style of music, many people seem to go for the cordobas, any thoughts?
Rob
I have a C7 that I have had for about a year and I am very pleased with it. My teacher who plays a $14,000 luthier model thinks the C7 is worth twice the price. I would choose it again in a heartbeat.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by fast eddie » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:11 am

Another vote for the C-10. After doing as much research as I could stand, I bought a used C -10 cedar on line. I was so pleased I bought another one online, but this time I bought a C-10 spruce. Could not be happier with my decisions. The cedar and the spruce are very different as I suspected before buying. :D
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by souldier » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:12 pm

fast eddie wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:11 am
Another vote for the C-10. After doing as much research as I could stand, I bought a used C -10 cedar on line. I was so pleased I bought another one online, but this time I bought a C-10 spruce. Could not be happier with my decisions. The cedar and the spruce are very different as I suspected before buying. :D
Hey Eddie, was curious as to what differences you've found with your Spruce and Cedar C10s?
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by dcuttler » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 pm

An alternative to the Cordoba is Kremona, which is made in Bulgaria. I recently purchased a 3/4 sized guitair from them and found it to be better than I expected.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Jordona » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:55 am

My C7 sounds great. I'm searching for another guitar, maybe C10 or Yamaha CG-TA.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Edgar » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:43 am

Another vote here for the C7. When I was shopping around a few years ago this model beat the rest in (maybe 5 or 6 others in several different brands) in terms of playability, weight and sound quality. It was even superior to the more expensive guitars 1000AUD+. I ended up buying the C7 for 720AUD, a bargain.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Guitar-ded » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 am

Mollbarre wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:16 pm
robkay15 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 am
I had a bit of a shock when i saw the price of this one....
[Mod note: Commercial link removed. (Cordoba Master Series Hauser Natural at Guitar Village for £4,499)]

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The MSRP is $4800...

So - would this still be considered a "cheap" guitar, in the guitar world? :wink:

Dumb question maybe, but I'm trying to get a feel for perceptions.
Well, my perception is along the lines of "Jeeps !! You could get a real guitar for that money!! " Marketing is all to some people.
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Mollbarre » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:09 am

It's really hard to get a sense of the playing field the first time you step on it.

The other day I asked what must have been a "duh" question regarding an acoustic electric guitar. Having never even held an electric guitar of any kind (or used a pickup, etc.) prior, it wasn't...lol..
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Golfgnome » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:19 pm

I believe the gentleman that posted the Cordoba C7 is all laminate is incorrect. The C7 has a solid cedar top; sides and back are laminate. As I posted, I am very happy with it and think that for $500 it is a great value.
However, my teacher whos is very impressed with the sound and quality and value noticed the spacing between the strings near the saddle looked off. He was right. The distance between the 3rd and 4th and 4th and 4th and 5th is 1/2 inch near the saddle. The distance between all the rest is 3/8 of an inch. It is under warranty and I shipped it back to them as requested and they will repair or replace. I sent photos and measurements as requested. In my simple mind I thought it might require a new saddle. However, after looking at the photos I sent they said the holes in the bridge may have been drilled improperly. (Wouldn't they have been machined and not drilled by hand?). If that is the case I'm not sure how they could drill another whole so closely to the existing hole. I bought this one after much searching and I loved this one in particular (compared to other C7's because the fretboard is so dark it looks like ebony and this suits my eye more than the lighter shades of rosewood. I am hoping they can repair it but if they send a new one so be it. It just puzzles me that if it is a machining process, how could one bridge be different? In this case, a hole drilled incorrectly.
I just shipped it so it will be a few days before I hear.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Mollbarre » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:33 pm

Hopefully you get it, or a great replacement, back.

I imagine oopsies will happen, no matter how good quality control is...
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Grasshopper » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:36 am

That's a very strange problem. I'd say they'd have to remove and replace the whole bridge, which is quite a big job. No idea how that would have got through quality control.

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by cgmike » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:14 pm

I actually went down to the local music store with the specific intention of trying out a few Cordoba's but left with a Yamaha. The Yamaha sounded better IMO.

- mike

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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Mollbarre » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:50 am

It's good that we don't all prefer the same flavour. :discussion:
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Re: Cordoba Guitars?

Post by Grasshopper » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:49 am

cgmike wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:14 pm
I actually went down to the local music store with the specific intention of trying out a few Cordoba's but left with a Yamaha. The Yamaha sounded better IMO.

- mike
Which models of each make did you try?

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