Cordoba C1M Protege Spruce Full-Size Nylon String Guitar


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Cordoba C1M Protege Spruce Full-Size Nylon String Guitar


  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany back & sides
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.6"
  • Nut Width: 2.05"


The C1M is Cordoba's entry-level classical guitar, meant for beginners.

It follows standard build for classical guitar, with laminate spruce top and mahogany for the back and sides.

The same can be also said about its specs, with a 25.6" scale length and 2.04" nut width.

More importantly it offers Cordoba's renowned build quality at a more affordable price, in direct competition to popular beginner guitars.

With Cordoba's reputation for quality nylon string guitars, the C1M is a good beginner classical guitar to consider.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Classical & Nylon String Guitars.


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