Cordoba C7 vs C5 – Which Is Better For You?

There’s no doubt whatsoever that Cordoba makes some of the best guitars around. The brand that has been around for more than two decades now handcrafts its guitars in typical Spanish style. And today, we will be focusing on two of its classical guitar series – the Cordoba C7 vs C5.

Actually, we will be placing these two guitars side by side because the aim today is to make sure you get a guitar for you.

So, without further ado, let’s get into a brief overview of what you stand to gain from following this article on the Cordoba C7 vs C5 to the end.

Table of Contents

Comparison Overview

Here’s a quick glance at what our review will be covering today. If you don’t have the time to go through the entire article, this overview will give you the gist.

Cordoba C7 Vs C5 – Over on the Cordoba C7 vs C5all Rating

Now, the Cordoba C7 is in a class of its own, even though it’s an entry-level guitar. In our opinion, the Cordoba C7 is one of the best entry-level guitars you can get in the market. And guess what? Nearly every other person who matters also agrees with us!

The C5, on the other hand, is also really great as well. However, it does not compare with the C7 in terms of quality and performance.

In truth, both guitars might be for beginners. But let’s put it this way, the C7 is for serious beginners to intermediate while the C5 can work for just about anyone willing to try the guitar.

It’s tough for us to categorically say that one guitar is better than the other because we feel they both have their unique niches where they excel. But one thing is sure and that is the fact that both guitars are excellent guitars in build and in tone.

Cordoba C7 vs C5 – Rating Of Features In General

When it comes to features, the C7 is obviously higher-end and it’s easy to pick that up the moment you set your eyes on both guitars.

For one, the C5 comes with a lot of extras like a polish cloth, clip-on tuner, and an instructional DVD. Now, while that is sweet and all, it is largely characteristic of average quality entry-level guitars. You’d hardly ever find a high-end guitar with that many accessories.

But then again, we cannot close our eyes to the fact that that would be a godsend for many beginners especially at the price.

Besides that though, the only other major difference between both guitars is in the tonewood used for the back and sides.

When it comes to back and side material, rosewood is one of the commonest options used. However, in cases where cost needs to be reduced, mahogany usually suffices which is what happened in this case.

The C7 comes with rosewood back and sides which is lovely and enhances tone especially when paired with cedar. Plus, thankfully, its greasiness and porosity make the guitar sound warmer.

Mahogany, on the other hand, also sounds great. However, it still doesn’t quite compare to Indian rosewood. Nonetheless, it’s a cost-effective and an easier option to work with. So, it’s the right fit for the C5.

Other than that, all other features are exactly the same and they are high quality which we really respect. In fact, the strings and fingerboard are other features worthy of mention.

Overall, both guitars come with excellent and durable features for their purpose.

Are the Cordoba C5 and C7 overpriced?

To be completely honest, Cordoba did a great job pricing these guitars especially with all the features you’ll be getting with each of them. Besides that, we know Cordoba guitars to last. So, you’re getting real value.

We know a few people might find the C7 guitars a little out of reach. But then again, there’s a difference between high-end and overpriced. We think Cordoba did a good job sticking to the other side – the high-end side.

So, whatever side you choose to swing, you’re getting value, no doubt.

Comparison Table

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

Full sized guitarFull sized guitarTension
Savarez Cristal High Tension 500CJ nylon strings Savarez Cristal High Tension 500CJ nylon strings
Canadian cedar top
Canadian cedar top
Indian rosewood back and sidesMahogany back and sides
Mahogany neckMahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboardRosewood fingerboard
Bone saddle Bone saddle
Spanish fan bracingSpanish fan bracing
Gold tuning machineGold tuning machine
Mother-of-pearl inlays on the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 12th fretsMother-of-pearl inlays on 5th, 7th, and 9th frets
Gig bag includedGig bag included with polish cloth, instructional DVD, and clip-on turner
Two-way truss rod Two-way truss rod
For beginners and intermediatesFor beginners and intermediates
3-year warranty3-year warranty

Check out this video that compares the Cordoba C7 vs C5. It does include a comparison of the C3M though. But it will help us put things in perspective.

Cordoba C7 vs C5 – What Situation Is Each Best For?

Having trouble deciding which guitar of the Cordoba C7 vs C5 is best for you? Here is our frank advice.

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

The Cordoba C7 comes with 3 wonderful guitars that are great options for the serious beginner.

They are not your average beginner guitars as Cordoba obviously put in more effort into raising the quality of the guitars.

This is the reason we can easily recommend the C7 to even intermediate players. The guitars in this range are accommodating to growing skills.

Plus, they also look high end and high quality too which is something we believe every guitarist would want in their guitars
The Cordoba C5 is obviously a beginner guitar series.

Besides the regular things you find in the bundle, this guitar also comes with learning aids and all of that. Of course, this is one characteristic that is common with entry-level guitars.

Also, the fact that this sells for just a couple of hundred bucks makes it more attractive to beginners. Moreover, they won’t have to spend any extra for accessories and stuff.

It might not match up with the Cordoba C7 in terms of performance. But for the price, it’s hard to beat.

If you’re on a budget, go for any C5 guitar. They are all affordable and you’ll be more than satisfied.

What Features Do The Cordoba C7 and C5 Have In Common?

They both come with a solid candaian cedar top

They both come with a rosewood fretboard

They’re equipped with Savarez Cristal Strings in High Tension, 500CJ

They are available in bundle packages that include a gig bag and clip-on tuners (not all guitars in the series).

Solid Canadian Cedar Guitar Top

The top part of a guitar contributes to the tone and sound that your guitar produces. And of course, different kinds of tonewoods give different kinds of sound.

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There are different types of tonewoods manufacturers choose from when making the top part of guitars. However, for Cordoba, the Iberia guitars are either European spruce or Canadian cedar top.

In this case though, all the guitars in the C5 series are cedar top guitars while the C7 has just two guitars with the cedar top.

For the C7, we have the Cordoba C7 CD/IN Acoustic Nylon String Guitar, Cordoba C7-CE CD/IN Acoustic Nylon String Guitar.

For the C5, we have the Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar, and the Cordoba C5-CE Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar.

We’re not surprised that most guitars of the C5 and C7 series are cedar tops. This is because these are beginner guitars. And compared to spruce, for instance, cedar tops make it easier for beginners to play and sound good even with minimal skills.

The reason they can do this is because they have a fuller sound. But then again, we must add that many people can’t even tell the difference between a cedar soundboard and a spruce soundboard.

Let’s compare this feature between the Cordoba C7 vs C5.

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

The Cordoba C7 has two cedar top guitar variations – the Cordoba C7 CD/IN Acoustic Nylon String Guitar and the Cordoba C7-CE CD/IN Acoustic Nylon String Guitar. One of them, the C7-CE, is an acoustic-electric guitar.

However, they all have the same dark, warm, dark sound. This is due to the fact that these guitars also come with Indian rosewood.

We explain this further in the next section on back and sides.
In the Cordoba C5 series, all guitars are cedar tops. These guitars Cordoba C5 Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar, Cordoba C5-CE Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar.

Now, though these guitars come with a cedar top, they still sound differently from the C7 with their mahogany back and sides. We’ll explain that in the next section.

However, the ease of use and full sound that cedar tops bring are not lost here. The guitars are entry-level guitars after all. So, they are easy to play.

Besides, they provide a nice contrast to the darker colored mahogany back and sides. So, aesthetically, these guitars are pretty.

Rosewood Fingerboard And Bridge

Your fingerboard should come with durable and comfortable wood if you want to enjoy playing your guitar. As you know, it’s the part of the guitar that you’ll have the most interaction with.

So, for this important part of a guitar, there are usually three choices – maple, ebony, and rosewood. Many experts swear by the last two though. For both guitars, Cordoba chose to go for rosewood.

Again, rosewood comes in two types, the Brazilian and Indian rosewood. However, for the sake of this discussion, we will focus on the Indian rosewood alone. That’s what the C7 and C5 fingerboards are made of.

You’d hardly even find Brazilian rosewood on fretboards anyhow because of how rare and expensive it is.

So, Indian rosewood… Indian rosewood comes at a medium density. Also because it naturally produces oil, you’d hardly need a finish. This is nice if you like to feel the naturalness of your guitar’s fingerboard when you play.

Moreover, Indian rosewood hardly reflects overtones thanks to its open pores. This is a different story altogether for maple and ebony which are harder woods.

Furthermore, Indian rosewood also gives a warmer and softer sound than ebony and maple.

Now, another reason rosewood is great is because of how it tempers the “too-brightness” of newly installed strings.

Both guitar series use rosewood fingerboards and bridges. So, any C7 or C5 guitar will serve for any guitarist who loves to play a guitar that feels as natural as possible on the fingers. No finish is needed and rosewood will definitely hold up to a lot of use.

Savarez Cristal Strings in High Tension, 500CJ

When it comes to classical guitars, the ideal choice are nylon strings. Moreover, Cordoba is adamant about producing nylon string guitars.

Nylon strings are the most popularly known (but not the only) type of classical guitar strings that there are. Like you can probably deduce from their name, genuine nylon strings are made from nylon. Plus, they usually have three brass strings that come coated in either brass or silver alloy.

Generally, genuine nylon strings have richer and warmer tones, although they lack a bit in the volume department. But then again, they are best at enhancing your guitar’s vibrato unlike other nylon string types.

That said, it’s important to advise here that you avoid cheap nylon strings like a plague. These ones tend to sound muddier than cheap versions of other classical string types.

Fortunately, the Savarez Cristal Strings in High Tension, 500CJ are high tension genuine nylon strings. And they come with the bass strings plated in a silver alloy. Cordoba went for high-end strings for both guitars which is something we highly commend.

Even though they might not be as easy to play with as low tension strings, their performance is in a class of its own. Plus, they are also super durable as well.

Wide, Classical Guitar Neck

Because both guitars are classical guitars, they feature neck widths of between 50 and 52 millimeters. Understandably, this might be a little too wide for people who are not used to playing classical guitars.

Now, this is one challenge that beginners might want to keep in mind when starting out on a classical guitar, especially those with small hands. Even though the C5 comes with a slightly thinner neck, the difference isn’t much and both guitars will present the same challenge with size.

Nonetheless, if it’s a real issue, then maybe you should consider beginning with the C5 first. And then you can slowly upgrade to the C7 as you get better.

It’s good for two reasons. One, comparing the Cordoba C7 vs C5, the C5 guitars are affordable, they are a low-risk investment. If you find that the classical guitar is not your thing, you can always just drop it without losing too much.

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

Two of the Cordoba 7 guitars come with 52-millimeter (2.04 inch-) nut width. These are the Cordoba C7 CD/IN and the Cordoba SP/IN.Both versions of the Cordoba C5 come with a nut width of 50 millimeters (2 inches). Those are the Cordoba C5 Acoustic and the Cordoba C5-CE
The other guitar comes with a 50 millimeter (1.96 inch) nut width which is the acoustic-electric version. That is the Cordoba C7-CE CD/IN

Adjustable Truss Rod

Both guitars come with an adjustable two-way truss rod. This two-way truss rod is great for maintaining stability on your guitar’s neck. Plus, it also makes it easier for you to adjust the guitar neck as well.

High Gloss Polyurethane Finish

Cordoba mostly uses either polyurethane or nitrocellulose lacquer finish. While the polyurethane is common with the lower-end guitars, nitrocellulose is more common with the higher-end Cordoba guitars.

Now, both the Cordoba C5 and the Cordoba C7 come in high-gloss polyurethane finish. This makes the guitar easier to maintain as it’s not as fragile as nitrocellulose lacquer.

Gig Bag

Both guitars come with well-made guitar bags which make it more convenient to carry your guitar around. Plus, it’s a great way to store your guitar and prevent it from damage.

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

Gig bagAll Cordoba C7 guitars come with a gig bag. And surprisingly, unlike the C5, there’s no C7 guitar with a hard case.The Cordoba C5 comes with two kinds of carrying case. You can get the gig bag or the hard case. Of course, the hard case is a little more expensive than the gig bag version.

The acoustic-electric version, the C5-CE, only has the gig bag available.

For accessories, The C7 CD/IN does not come with any besides the gig bag.

The other two guitars in the series though – the C7 CD/IN and the C7-CE – come with clip-on tuners as an additional accessory.
As for accessories, the Cordoba C5 Acoustic comes with a tuner, an instructional DVD, and a polishing cloth.

There’s this other C5 Acoustic version that goes for the same price as the one with the gig bag. However, the only accessory it comes with is a tuner.

Next up is the C5-CE. This one comes with a gig bag, a polishing cloth, a stand and a tuner.


The Cordoba C7 and C5 each have guitar options with electronics. So, if you were wondering “the Cordoba C7 vs C5, which to choose for an acoustic-electric guitar?”

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Let’s see a quick comparison on this feature between the Cordoba C7 vs C5. There’s a C7 or C5 guitar with electronics for onstage performance, yes there is.

Now, there are different kinds of guitar pickups. In fact, they fall into four (some people say 5) major categories. Let’s quickly examine these four or five types of electronics. Lol.

Piezo Pickups

Piezo pickups are usually found under your guitar bridge. So, what exactly are they? They are crystals which help to convert the vibration from your strings into a signal.

So, generally, piezo pickups are some of the least expensive pickups you can find. They don’t sound so bad but then again, they don’t produce the most natural tone. So, that might be a small challenge for some people.

But then again, because piezo pickups are naturally bright, they are great at cutting through any mix which is a benefit you want to have if you’re playing in a band.

Plus, an even bigger benefit of piezo pickups is that they hardly give any feedback which makes them suitable for people who perform on a regular. Do keep in mind, though, that you’d have to modify your guitar to use this kind of pickup.

Soundhole Pickups

Soundhole pickups are actually more electric guitar pickups than acoustic guitar pickups. However, they also find usage in acoustic guitars as well. Soundhole pickups produce really clear, and balanced sound even though it tends to get a bit too sterile for some.

However, if you use a higher-end soundhole pickup, there are several ways the pickup can compensate for this “sterility”. For many, it’s by combining something that looks like a transducer with a regular magnetic pickup. This way, the pickup achieves clarity and warmth.

Although better than transducers and microphones, soundhole pickups are still not as resistant to feedback as piezo pickups.

Trasnducer/Contact Pickups

These are the most natural-sounding pickups you can get. They work by converting the vibrations from your guitar top into a signal. This is why they sound more natural and give a more acoustic tone than any other pickup.

But they have a hamartia, and that is the fact that they are so prone to feedback. Like big time. So, it makes it somewhat difficult using such pickups when the player has to perform at a large venue. And it gets worse if such a person is playing in a band.

In-Guitar Microphone/Blended Pickup

Of course, microphones aren’t pickups and that much is obvious. However, different manufacturers, these days, use this method of taking any of the afore-mentioned pickups and combining it with a small mic.

Now, here’s why this pickup is so cool. You get a nice blend between two kinds of sounds. So, when volumes are low, you can add a bit more mic to give a more natural tone. Or, if you’re playing at higher volumes, then you add a bit more pickup to reduce the feedback.

But what’s the catch, right?

Well, blended pickups are significantly pricier than any other type of pickup. However, for flexibility and the best sound quality, the blended pickup is the one.

Comparing All Pickups For Nylon String Guitars

Now, all of these pickups can work with nylon string guitars except the soundhole pickup. In-guitar mics work best, of course, for a more natural tone. But manufacturers also use transducers or piezo for cost sake.

Transducers are more natural-sounding than piezos but they are also more expensive. Both the C7-CE CD/IN and the C5-CE use piezo pickups

One more thing though…

What’s the difference between active and passive pickups?

Active pickups come externally powered, most times by a battery, to boost signals. So, you just plug into any guitar amp or PA and you’re golden. However, they won’t work without a battery. So, don’t forget to always have a spare one on hand.

Passive pickups, on the other hand, don’t work with batteries so there’s no signal boost. So, oftentimes, signals are weak giving a quiet output with a “squashed” tone. In most cases, your PA or guitar amp would suffice. But in some cases, you’re going to have to throw in a D.I box to get a tone that’s strong enough.

For the C7, there’s the Cordoba C7-CE CD/IN Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar. And for a more affordable option, there’s the Cordoba C5-CE Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar.

Let’s compare electronics between the Cordoba C7 vs C5.

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

The Cordoba C7-CE CD/IN uses the Fishman Presys Blend. Like the name suggests, this pickup is a blended one, although of the inexpensive variety.

The Fishman Presys Blend blends a mic with a piezo pickup. It’s not the absolute best you can find because this pickup is quite cheapish. Sells for about $50 or so. But it’s good enough though. The mic, especially, is actually quite good.

One user advised that you blend at 50% each to reduce feedback.

The Fishman Presys Blend comes with volume control, built-in tuner with LED display, and also works with a 9-volt battery (already provided).

So, as you can see, this is an active pickup. So, don’t forget to always have a spare battery on hand.
The pickup in the Cordoba C5-CE is pretty similar to the one on the Cordoba C7-CE CD/IN. However, it’s not a blend. This comes as just a piezo pickup.

Of course, you should expect that since the C5-CE is lower end in comparison to the C7-CE CD/IN. Piezo pickups, as we have seen, are less expensive than blended pickups.

So, of course, when you compare this to the C7-CE CD/IN, you find that it doesn’t sound quite as natural. But if you play your cards right, you should be able to make this sound good enough.

The Fishman Isys features volume/tone controls as well as a preamp. It also comes with a battery being an active pickup. So, be sure to have a spare battery on hand at all times.

Of course, this pickup also comes with an onboard tuner as well.

Cordoba C7 vs C5 – What’s Unique To Each Product

Features Unique To The Cordoba C7

Rosewood back and sides

Spruce top option available

Rosewood Back And Sides

Rosewood is an excellent tonewood of choice when it comes to the back and sides of guitars. It has a higher response rate than maple but a great mid-range tone like mahogany. Plus, it also does well expanding both into higher and lower note territory with bright trebles and deep bass.

So, from what we’ve seen from the above description, rosewood is a fantastic bridge point between mahogany and maple.

Furthermore, it’s a real versatile wood choice working nicely with nearly any kind of playing style, depending on the accompanying top. Moreover, it works nicely for flat-picking, strumming, and finger-picking.

With its rich overtones and high response rate, rosewood back and sides give your guitar a sharp attack with loads of resonance. But then again, this is one reason guitars with rosewood back and sides aren’t best for recording – feedback issues.

Now, there are two types of rosewood which are the Brazilian and the Indian.

Indian rosewood is more readily available though. Plus, it’s also less expensive. Hence the reason it’s more popular with guitar makers. Also, Indian redwood is responsible for the amazing resonance and volume that Cordoba C7 are known for.

Now, tone tastes are definitely subjective as everyone knows. But then again, there are some who consider a combo of rosewood back and sides with a stika spruce top the best combo you can ever have.

If you’re one of those, then sorry. The Cordoba C7 is a combination of Indian rosewood back and sides with a cedar top. However, this combination is still really beautiful to hear.

For one, with its porosity, greasiness, Indian rosewood combines with a cedar top, to make this guitar sound really warm and rich in tone.

Hear for yourself:

Spruce Top

Unlike the C5, the C7 has a variant with a spruce top. That variant is the Cordoba C7 SP Acoustic Nylon String Guitar. If you deduce that the SP in the name stands for spruce, then you’re smart. Yes, it does.

But to the matter at hand, how does this top make the C7 SP any different from the CD/IN?

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Well, traditionally speaking, spruce is one of the best tonewoods you can possibly get when making the top of your guitar. In fact, European spruce to be more precise is one of the best.

Now, another thing about this European spruce is that it is quite scarce. So, many times, manufacturers have to make do with another high-quality tonewood. Fortunately, you get to have European spruce itself with the Cordoba C7 SP/IN.

Alright, to sound…

European spruce has a full tonal palette with a pretty quick response that you should enjoy. Plus, it ages rather nicely to give an even warmer and richer tone. In fact, many say that the European spruce gives the most beautifully sophisticated tonal range of all guitar tops.

In looks, the European spruce gives the guitar a striking appearance with the nice contrast it makes to the darker hued Indian rosewood back and sides. Again, it’s stiff and lightweight too which is pretty important for a nylon string guitar to have.

So, in comparison to a cedar top, spruce tops are better off for expert players because of their sophisticated tonal palette. It gives the best when it comes to sound clarity, projection, and balance.

Nonetheless, it’s not as forgiving as cedar because it does not have cedar’s full-bodied sound. So, it’s more likely to expose the amateur player. Go for it though, if you’ve built a reasonable level of skill.

Features Unique To The Cordoba C5

Mahogany back and sides

Mahogany Back And Sides

Mahogany has a beautiful mid-range character which can spice up your midrange tones and make your sound thicker. If this is what you seek to achieve, then mahogany back and sides are the one for you.

More so, guitars with mahogany back, sides, and top are mainly great for blues. However, to achieve different styles, guitar makers can combine mahogany with other tops.

In fact, all guitars in the Cordoba C5 series come with mahogany back and sides. This is a cost-effective move on the part of Cordoba which consequently reflects on the affordable price tag of this guitar.

Now, in combination with a cedar top, mahogany makes this guitar even easier to work with when compared to rosewood back and sides.

Fortunately, although it’s not as expensive and is easier to work with, it still sounds great. This is good as it motivates students to keep going and learning.

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Cordoba C7 Vs Cordoba C5 – Unique Pros

Cordoba C7

  • Unlike the C5, the C7 can easily work for intermediate players as well.
  • Comparing the Cordoba C7 vs C5, rosewood back and sides give a higher-end sound when compared to mahogany.

Cordoba C5

  • Comes with the Austin Bazaar instructional DVD which is great for beginners just starting out on the guitar. It means that beginners can begin practicing right out of the box.
  • Affordability for the Cordoba C7 vs C5, the C5 is, of course, more affordable.
  • Comes with other necessary accessories so beginners don’t have to spend extra getting them.

Cordoba C7 Vs C5 – Unique Cons

Cordoba C7

  • This guitar might be out of reach for some beginners.
  • Small buzzing issues among a few customers especially along the upper frets.

Cordoba C5

  • No known unique con.

Cordoba C7 Vs C5 – Pros Common To Both Series

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

Comes with a gig bag but there are no accessories. Players would have to get those themselves.
Comes with a gig bag but with other accessories as well. E.g. polish cloth, tuner, and instructional DVD.

This is great because it means beginners no longer have to spend extra getting the accessories they need to play the guitar
Strings are excellentStrings are excellent
LightweightAlso lightweight

Excellent craftsmanship

Quality of craftmanship is also excellent
Great tone and sound quality,
however, rosewood back and sides make the tone even better
Great tone and sound quality
Acoustic-electric version available – C7-CEAlso has an acoustic-electric version – C5-CE, although not as great as the C7-CE

Cordoba C7 Vs C5 – Cons Common To Both Series

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

Wide neck might be a little too wide for beginners especially those with smaller handsWide neck might be a little too wide for beginners especially those with smaller hands. The C5 has a slimmer neck though.
Humidity is a huge problem and could damage if levels are too low. In fact, there was an isolated complaint where the guitar bridge popped off altogether.Humidity is a huge problem and could even cause damage if levels are too low
Pickup quality is just there even though it’s a blended pickup systemPickup quality is mediocre too, although the Fishman Presys in the C7-CE is of a better quality

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Cordoba C7 Vs C5 – General Feeling Among Users

Here’s word on the street concerning the Cordoba C7 vs C5.

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

We found it hard to find a customer that completely detested the C7. It was mostly love even though, expectedly, there were a couple of complaints.

But even though a few customers complained about the affordability, hearing the sound assuaged their doubt. They just knew they had to have it. And they’ve been happy campers ever since.

However, it seems more people need to understand how humidity affects Cordoba guitars as there were complaints.

Remember to keep your guitar at humidity conditions between 45% and 65%, though. Or, if you can afford it, get the Cordoba Humicase.

The width of the neck was another problem for a few customers. We figured this was for those who were just trying out classsical for the first time, though.

Overall, the C7 was a much loved item among customers.

The first thing we noticed about the comments this guitar was getting was that people think it’s beautiful! A lot of customers love the quality of craftsmanship Cordoba put into making this guitar.

Besides that, we also noticed that customers appreciate that they were getting a good deal with this guitar.

Complaints like the one about durability and buzzing were mostly isolated.

So, overall, the C5 got huge credits from its buyers.

Cordoba C7 Vs C5 – Our Verdict

Now, here’s the bottom line on this battle between the Cordoba C7 vs C5.

Cordoba C7

Cordoba C5

The C7 CD/IN is a good choice if you’re a beginner since it will cover up messy playing a lot better than spruce. Get it here!

If you need something for stage, then go for the C7-CE CD/IN. The pickup is of a better quality than the C5-CE. Get it here!

Lastly, we recommend this strictly for intermediate player, the sophisticated tones of the C7 SP is just right for you. Get it here!

Except, of course, you have a personal preference for the cedar top.
The Cordoba C5 is a series of quality guitars for the beginner on a budget. Fortunately, there are two options in the series to choose from – the acoustic and the acoustic-electric.

Get your Cordoba C5 here!

Or if you’d prefer, you could get the acoustic-electric version here

Who owns Cordoba guitars?

Cordoba guitars started in 1997 and is owned by Tim Miklaucic. The company is located in Santa Monica, California.

In a world taken over by modern technology and electric guitars, Cordoba guitars became the pacesetters for the evolution of nylon string guitars. 

The founder and owner Tim Miklaucic had a strong desire to rescue the classical guitar. The result of this desire is the steadfast fusion of craftsmanship and beauty to produce a guitar that is both lightweight and responsive. As a plus, they still manage to hold on to the integrity of their Spanish origins.

Is Guild owned by Fender?

No, Guild is not currently owned by Fender.

Guild, like a lot of other musical instrument brands, has been through various ownerships. 

The company made a name for itself with endorsees like Johnny Smith, Don Arnone, and Carl Kress.

Over the years, the company went from one hand to another before eventually landing at Fender in 1995.

However, in 2014, Guild got acquired from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation by Cordoba Music Group.

What brands does Fender own?

The top 5 brands owned by Fender are EVH guitars, Gretsch, Charvel Guitars, Jackson Guitars, and Squier. All 5 of these brands are individually big names, but they are also under Fender.

There are other brands that have been under Fender in the past that have either been sold or shut down. Some of these brands include Guild, Sunn, SWR, Tacoma Guitars.

Are Guild guitars made in China?

Guild guitars have factories in different countries, including the United States, China, South Korea, and Indonesia.

Different models are built in different countries. The acoustic guitar models in the Westerly Collection are all made in China. If where the guitar is made doesn’t matter to you, then you should have no problem with these models. These guitars are known to be of great quality in sound, looks, and feel.

If you need guitars made in the U.S, acoustic models like the M, D, F, and F twelve-string bodies are made in California, USA.

What is the best Guild guitar?

Picking the best of Guild guitar is going to be a slight problem because they do have some very impressive guitars. So, instead of just picking one, we will give you a few to choose from.

One of the most popular series from Guild is their Dreadnaught series. The popularity is definitely not unmerited seeing that it offers some top-draw features.

Apart from being relatively new, the Dreadnaught series provides the best of rich and warm sound that you want from a Guild guitar.

Who is the best guitarist alive?

Picking the best is always going to be a challenge when there are so many talented guitarists to chose from.

However, we’ll start out by saying that the “best guitarist” might be subjective based on different preferences and perspectives.

But for this, we have decided to go for someone who dominated his space in his time and is still one of the most influential guitarists. Our pick for best guitarist would the English musician, Jimmy Page.

He is a very talented musician with a very wide range when it comes to what he can do musically. It is for this reason that we have chosen him as the best guitarist alive.

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