Based off Cordoba’s top-selling C5, the C5-CE adds a soft cutaway to provide easy access to the upper register, as well as Fishman Isys Plus preamp that amplifies your signal for stage and studio. Perfect as a first nylon-string guitar and ready for gigging, this lightweight guitar is built with a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides to produce a warm, well-rounded tone with beautiful sustain both acoustically and amplified. The C5-CE’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 or Jet Black finish with Solid Red cedar top, or Sunburst with solid Sitka spruce top.
- Back & Sides Wood: Flamed Map: Back & Sides Wood: Flamed Maple
- Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend
- Gig Bag: Cordoba Deluxe Padded Gig Bag Included
- Style: Crossover Nylon String
- Top Wood: Solid European Spruce
|Body Top||Solid European Spruce|
|Upper Bout Width||279mm (11″)|
|Lower Bout Width||368mm (14 1/2″)|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||95mm (3 3/4″)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||100mm (4″)|
|Body Length||483mm (19″)|
|Overall Length||978mm (38 1/2″)|
|Soundhole Diameter||84mm (3 1/3″)|
|Top Bracing Pattern||Fan|
|Back and Sides Wood||Flamed Maple|
|Rosette||Maple and Black Rings|
|Top Purfling Inlay||Maple and Black|
|Side Purfling Inlay||Maple and Black|
|Back Purfling Inlay||Maple and Black|
|Scale Length||650mm (25 1/2″)|
|Nut Width||48mm (1 7/8″)|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Truss Rod Wrench||4mm Allen Key|
|Neck Thickness 1st Fret||21mm|
|Neck Thickness 9th Fret||24mm|
|Tuning Machines||Cordoba Silver with Black Buttons|
|Neck Shape||C Shape|
|Electronics||Fishman Presys Blend|
|Strings||Savarez Corum Alliance High Tension 500AJ|
|Included Case||Cordoba Deluxe Gig Bag|
Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.
The 12 Maple belongs to Córdoba’s Fusion series, a line of high quality crossover/hybrid nylon string guitars designed to play and feel like steel string acoustics. With the option of 12 or 14 frets to the body on most models, these slimmer dimensions combined with a radiused fingerboard give the Fusion series the feel and playability that most steel string and electric guitar players prefer. Tonally, the Fusion series models have all the warmth, body, and resonance that traditional “classical” nylon string guitars are known for, and are built using traditional Spanish guitar methods like domed soundboards and fan bracing patterns.
All Fusion guitars feature Savarez Corum Alliance strings that offer the higher tension feel that most crossover players want.
12 vs 14 Frets
The 12 fret model more closely resembles a traditional classical guitar, and allows the bridge to sit a bit further back on the soundboard, where resonance is optimized for a large sound with long sustain. The 14 fret model has a more familiar upper register for steel string players. The bridge is shifted slightly forward from the center of the soundboard, increasing ease of playability for the steel string or electric player. More frets are exposed, creating an easier territory for soloing.