Cordoba C3M Nylon String Guitar

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$249
Cordoba C3M

Cordoba's C3M has the main characteristics of a Classical Guitar including the nut width, neck shape, scale length and string height.

It sports a solid cedar top which is a bonus you don't often see in guitars in this price range.

Features

  • Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
  • Body: Mahogany back & sides
  • Finish: Satin (Matte)
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
  • Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")

Pros

Customer reviews of the C3M often include phrases equivalent to "great value for the money" with the sound from the solid cedar top garnering a lot of the praise. The positive reviews have come not only from people using this as a beginner guitar, but also more experienced players who wanted a low cost couch or camping guitar.

Cons

Although there weren't really any consistently reported negatives, there have been sporadic reports of the bridge lifting off and blemishes in the finish, but these have been less prevalent over the last year than they were in previous years suggesting that quality control may have improved over time.

Overall

This is essentially Cordoba's entry level student classical guitar (although they do have a cheaper option in the form of the CP100 which only comes in a package with other items) and the Cordoba C3M is generally regarded by the market place as a step up from the "C40" models of other brands like Yamaha and Washburn.

This was previously on our recommended list of Nylon String Guitars Under $200 but was removed from that list due to a price increase. You can see our current recommendations in this price range here.

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