The Cordoba C10 Classical Guitar is an all-solid Spanish style guitar featuring either a Canadian cedar or European spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides. Handmade in a small boutique workshop, it's the perfect choice for serious classical guitarists, or any player looking to upgrade to a concert-level instrument at an affordable price. (Click here to hear the pronunciation of "Córdoba".)
The C10 is built with a traditional Spanish fan bracing and Spanish heel construction to allow for a responsive soundboard and full vibration throughout the entire body. The solid Indian rosewood back and sides provide a fat low-end, with a bright, crisp treble response and complex overtones. The C10 has a C-shape neck and flat fingerboard characteristic of traditional classical guitars, but also includes modern features such as a two-way truss rod for long-term neck stability.
Delicate aesthetic touches like its 1920s-inspired pearloid rosette add a touch of vintage elegance. Other stand-out features such as a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, red purfling, high gloss finish, Savarez Cristal Corum strings, and a lightweight polyfoam case makes this a Cordoba best-seller and a guitar you'll play for a lifetime.
Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
Back/Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Fret Dots at Frets: V, VII, & IX
Rosette: Mother-of-Pearl & Ebony "Esteso" Weave
Tuners: Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines
Truss Rod: Two-way Adjustable, 4mm
Bracing/Build: Fan Bracing / Spanish Heel
Finish: High Gloss PU
Case: Cordoba Polyfoam Case
Made in China
Bought this guitar almost a year ago and couldn’t be happier. Tried a few different types of strings and settled(for now) on Aquila alabastro nylgut superior tension which give a very warm deep sound and a great feel. Absolutely amazing guitar especially at this price and Geoff makes the buying experience very easy and enjoyable.
I had been researching online for a while before I made up my mind what kind of guitar to buy and where to buy it from. Geoffrey was very helpful and answered all my questions. He made sure my package was delivered on time. It was packed perfect and there were no shipping damages( That was my main concern on having guitar shipped to CA).
I purchased a Cordoba C10 classical guitar and it's a piece of art. Sounds and vibrates perfect, easy and fun to play. I definitely recommend XGuitars and will purchase my next guitar from them in future:)
C-10 arrive flawless. It was even in tune. Plays beautifully and has a warm, rich tone. I appreciated knowing it was carefully checked over before shipping. I also appreciated a call from Geoff regarding shipping. I was knit hesitant to purchase a guitar online but based on this experience I would buy again from XGuitar
Beautiful guitar, Shipped very fast, packaged very well. And the sound is phenomenal. I bought a used Cordoba C-5 from a local music store just before Thanksgiving to learn how to play. That's right an absolute beginner, couldn't figure out why but it just would not play easy for me. The music store where i bought it said the action was near perfect and everything was fine with the instrument. Then my wife let be purchase the C-10 from Geoff, and WOW the difference. It plays very smooth and sounds rich and full with the cedar top. If a complete beginner can tell that much of a difference the Cordoba C-10 has to be a fantastic guitar. Thanks Geoff, now this 60 year old man looks forward to guitar practice.
This guitar is a joy to play even if i cant play a song yet.
The guitar is a beauty. It looks gorgeous, with a mirror finish and made with cedar soundboard (top), rosewood sides and back, mahogany neck, and ebony fretboard. It has quality nylon strings and very high quality tuning machines. The guitar is extremely well manufactured--made in China--and the overall craftsmanship is impeccable.
The Cordoba C10 is much easier to play than either of my other guitars--one a luthier handcrafted model--and has a lovely full and mellow sound with fuller bass but better balanced middle and treble, and produces about 3-5 times more volume.
The setup is also very well done. Serious guitar players will appreciate the difference made by appropriate adjustments of a small fraction of an inch in fretboard width, nut height, scale length, and "action" (height of strings above fretboard), and the absolutely flat alignment of the tops of the frets. The slightly wider fretboard makes finding and isolating a string easier, and the fret height and action makes getting clean notes and barre's easier.
Serious guitarists will also appreciate the very well designed and built "body" to the guitar, acoustically engineered bracing of the soundboard, and very accurate placement of the bridge. The C10 has all that, while looking like a piece of extremely fine woodworker's (luthier's) art!
The supplied case is a substantial soft-shell case featuring a black cordura exterior, thick semi-rigid foam padding, a burgundy plush interior, zipper closing, shoulder/backpack straps, slender exterior zip pocket, and lidded interior pocket for holding accessories. A pro guitarist friend said "Ooooo! Very nice. That case is very interesting. I like it!
Yeah, I really like my new C10 guitar. "More fun than Christmas!! " is how I described it to far-flung family. However, now any technical or musical goofs I make in playing have no excuses--I need to up my playing level to match the guitar!