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Cordoba C3M Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar

The Cordoba C3M is a hand crafted, affordable, nylon string classical guitar with a solid cedar top.


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The Cordoba C3M is a full-sized, handcrafted guitar. One of the most popular models and a staple in the Iberia Series lineup, it is built with the traditional Spanish fan bracing, a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The C3M also has a hand inlaid wooden rosette, a rosewood fingerboard, and nickel-plated tuning machines with pearl buttons. The "M" in the title stands for its light matte finish. Case not included.

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  • Classical Acoustic Guitar

Great Guitar, Great Value, Great Price!


You cannot beat this classical guitar for the money spent! Very good construction with a beautiful tone. Take advantage of a Sam Ash discount special; which are always popping up, and together; with its already low price; you'll have yourself a nice instrument. Highly Recommended!



Great starter guitar for big hands


I purchased this as a start guitar and was worried my fat fingers and hands would not fit on most styles. After a bunch of research I selected this option which is well-suited for my large hands and my experience level. The higher strings on the guitar don't 'sing' as intensely as I'd like them to and may swap them out for different strings once I've become a better player.


Washington DC


Amazing tone and craftsmanship without breaking the bank!


My family had a music store when I was growing up which specialized in classical guitars, so I had more than enough chance to play different kinds when I worked after school at the store. That said, this guitar has the best tonality you can buy for $200. I got mine for $140 on SamAsh online which was marketed as a "used" one, which to this day I am convinced it was brand new because it did not have a single show of use. I am incredibly happy with my purchase. The only thing I did was lower the action which is easily possible on this guitar because it has a rod in the neck which is super unusual for a classical but so freaking convenient! I love it!


Hilliard, OH


Recommended by a friend


Have big hands and some trouble with muffled strings. Was suggested by a friend to get a classical. After some investigation and other reviews, decided to try the C3M. WOW!! Great sound and feel for such an inexpensive guitar. Solid Cedar top. Beautiful!!


Northern Kentucky


Amazing Guitar for Good Price.


I purchased this guitar online from Sam Ash and came to locate store to pick it up. It was amazed with quality and craftsmanship considering the reasonable price point. This guitar is solidly built with mate finish and delivers excellent sound. I would highly recommend this guitar for anyone looking for a classical guitar or simply as an addition to their guitar collection. Amazing guitar for Good price.

Michael. N

Garden Grove CA


Amazing Guitar for the money!


I purchased this guitar from Sam Ash and was amazed with quality and craftsmanship considering the reasonable price point. This guitar is solidly built and delivers excellent sound while providing a level of playability usually reserved for much more expensive guitars. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to start playing classical guitar or simply as an addition to their guitar collection. Amazing guitar!


Newport News, VA


a Quality full size classical acoustic guitar


Great price, nice quality Guitar.




Amazing price


Cordoba is known for their high end quality nylon guitars and to see one for under $200 is great. Solid cedar top allows for a full and beautiful sound and it is very comfortable to play. If you are starting out on guitar than this is the perfect one that will last you for quite some time.


Edison, NJ

High quality guitar at a great price


The C3M is a great instrument for students and beginners to pick up. Anyone looking to learn how to play the classical guitar will get a fantastic experience from this guitar. Cordoba is a leading name in nylon string guitars and ukuleles and the quality is always there. Once the strings are set this plays beautifully and has a rich dynamic tone for a budget priced instrument. I'd recommend this for beginners and students alike.

Matty P

New Brunswick, NJ

Economically Friendly Quality!


To be able to own a guitar of this quality for under $200.00 is really remarkable. The Cordoba C3M is a handcrafted guitar with a traditional Spanish flare. The solid cedar and mahogany used to build this instrument lend the guitar to speak very clearly while still maintaining the warm tone quality needed. The neck also feels super comfortable, even for those with small hands! Great deal and a great guitar!

Lady Landa

Edison, NJ


C3M Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar

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Series Iberia
Model C3-M
Number Of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Nut Width 52mm
Neck Wood Nato
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Solid Canadian Cedar
Bridge Type Rosewood
Tuning Machines Nickel Plated with Pearl Buttons
Other Features Binding: Black ABS
Purfling/Inlay: White and Black ABS Top
Rosette: All Natural Wood Inlaid
Finish: Satin (Matte)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Truss Rod: 4mm
String Spacing at Saddle: 59mm
Number of Frets to Body: 12
Fret Marker Inlays: Mother of Pearl at 5, 7, 9, 12
Nut/Saddle: Bone
Bracing/Build: Spanish 7 fan bracing
Body Width & Length: 375mm (14.75 inches) width at lower bout, 1,003mm (39.5 inches) total length
Overall Length: 39"
Body Depth: Standard Spanish Classic Body Depth, 95mm upper bout / 100mm lower bout (3.7 / 3.9 inches)
Strings: D'Addario EJ45
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No

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C3M Nylon String Classical Acoustic Guitar

Cordoba has a 3 year limited guarantee that gets upgraded to a lifetime warranty when the guitar is purchased with a HumiCase.