With its single-cutaway design and onboard Fishman Isys+ Preamp System, the C5-CE SB from Cordoba is a nylon-string acoustic/electric guitar styled in a high-gloss PU finish with an eye-catching sunburst top. The top is crafted of solid Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are fashioned from African mahogany. This lends the instrument a clear, crisp, and more focused sound compared to other models in the same series which sport cedar tops. A wood mosaic inlay rosette adorns the soundhole, and other appointments, such as maple binding, maple back-and-side purfling, and maple/ebony top purfling, round out the aesthetics of the body.
Its neck is slightly thinner than Cordoba’s traditional Spanish Classical guitar models, offering a narrow 50mm nut width. In addition, the neck has a standard scale length of 25.6”, a C-shaped profile, and a rosewood fingerboard complete with 19 frets. Mother-of-pearl side dot marker inlays at the fifth, seventh, and ninth frets help you to navigate your way around the fingerboard. Deluxe gold tuning machines with pearl buttons secure the strings to the headstock, while an Indian rosewood bridge affixes strings to the body. A bone nut and saddle offer additional resonance and clarity on open strings. Finally, by means of a two-way adjustable truss-rod, you can fine-tune the action of the guitar, if needed, to compensate for changes in string tension or climate.
For electronics, this guitar is equipped with a Fishman Isys+ Preamp System and Sonicore undersaddle pickup. The preamp provides controls for volume, two tonal controls for bass and treble, as well as a phase switch for inverting polarity on stage, thereby fighting feedback. An onboard tuner is also included, rounding out the electronics.
Profile: C Shape
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable, 0.2″ / 4.0mm
Scale Length: 25.6″ / 650mm
String Spacing at Saddle: 2.3″ / 59mm
Nut Width: 2.0″ / 50.0mm
Nut/Saddle Material: Bone
Fret Marker Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl at Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Frets
Number of Frets: 12 to Body, 19 Total
Back and Sides: African Mahogany
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Rosette: Inlaid Wood Mosaic
Finish: High-Gloss PU, Sunburst Top
Bracing: Spanish Fan
Build: Cutaway Electric
Body Width x Depth (Upper Bout): 11.4 x 3.7″ / 290.0 x 95.0mm
Body Width x Depth (Lower Bout): 14.8 x 3.9″ / 375.0 x 100.0mm
Body Length: 19.1″ / 485.0mm
Overall Length: 38.8″ / 985.0mm
Electronics: Fishman Isys+ Preamp with Onboard Tuner and Sonicore Undersaddle Pickup