Cordoba C3M Nylon String Guitar
Gearank High Notes
The C3M appeared on our recommended list for Classical & Nylon String Guitars from August 2016 until June 2021 when it was out-ranked by other guitars.
This is essentially Cordoba's entry-level student classical guitar.
Cordoba's C3M has the main characteristics of a Classical Guitar including its 2.04" nut width, 25.6" scale length, neck shape and string height.
The main advantage of the Cordoba's C3M lies in its solid Canadian cedar top, a feature that you normally won't see from similarly priced nylon string guitars.
More importantly, Cordoba's reputation for quality makes this a worry-free choice in terms of build quality and playability.
The positive reviews that helped its ratings have come not only from students (and their parents) using this as a beginner guitar, but also more experienced players who wanted a low cost couch or camping guitar.
This is essentially Cordoba's entry level student classical guitar (although they do have a cheaper option in the form of the Cordoba C1M which only has a laminate spruce top) 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.
- Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
- Body: Mahogany back & sides
- Finish: Satin (Matte)
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Nato
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 19
- Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
- Nut Width: 52mm (2.04")