Cordoba C5-CE Iberia Series Acoustic Electric Classical Guitar


Solid Canadian cedar top with mahogany back and sides
Soft cutaway with Fishman Isys+ pickup
Rosewood bridge and fingerboard


Front of the Cordoba C5-CE guitar.

Presenting the Cordoba C5-CE

A staple in the Iberia series, the C5-CE features a solid Canadian cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The construction is based upon the traditional Spanish classical guitar with the exception of a soft cutaway and a slightly thinner neck. The Fishman Isys+ 2band pickup system produces a rich and natural sound when amplified – perfect for gigging and recording. Handmade in the traditional Spanish style, the C5-CE also features an all wood inlaid rosette, rosewood binding, hand-carved headstock, fan bracing system, and bone nut and saddle.

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The C5-CE at a Glance:

  • Solid Canadian cedar top
  • Full-size classical with a 650mm scale length and 50mm nut width
  • Fishman Isys+ Pickup
  • Lightweight, two-way truss rod built into the neck
  • Savarez Cristal Corum strings in High Tension, 500CJ
  • Optional Cordoba gig bag
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Detail of the rosewood fingerboard.

Rosewood Fingerboard (Enlarge)

Detail of the mahogany back.

Mahogany Back and Sides (Enlarge)

Detail of the Fishman Isys+ pickup.

Fishman Isys+ Pickup (Enlarge)

Detail of the gold and pearl tuning machines.

Gold and Pearl Tuning Machines (Enlarge)

Why the C5-CE?

The best-selling C5-CE follows the style the traditional Spanish build, with the addition of a soft cutaway and Fishman Isys+ pickup, with an onboard tuner. The combination of the solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides gives the C5-CE a warm, round sound.

The Fishman Isys+

Fishman’s Isys Onboard Preamp Systems are dedicated to providing maximum value in a small footprint. These preamp systems feature Volume, Tone shaping, and Phase controls (see photo); a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup and low profile control knobs. A separate battery box is located near the bottom of the guitar. To conserve the battery, unplug the guitar when it is not in use.

C5-CE Full Specs

Solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, bridge and binding, natural high gloss PU finish, 50mm nut width, 650mm scale length, Fishman Isys+ pickup, Savarez Cristal Corum strings. Available in left-handed. Optional Cordoba Deluxe Gig Bag.

More about the Iberia Series

Iberia models range from half to full size, and feature solid Canadian cedar or solid European spruce tops with African mahogany, cypress, or Indian rosewood back and sides. The scope of the Iberia series is quite broad; whether you’re browsing for a student model, traditional classical, traditional flamenco, or a stage-ready nylon string guitar with a cutaway and pickup, you’ll find what you’re looking for! These completely handmade guitars are lightweight, with a warm, resonant tone and comfortable playing action. All models include two-way truss rods.

More about Cordoba Guitars

Founded in 1997, Cordoba seeks to guide the evolution of the nylon string guitar, blending traditional craftsmanship of the early master luthiers with modern developments. Inspired by the organic beauty and honesty of acoustic instruments, every Cordoba is lightweight, responsive, and a direct descendant of the Spanish tradition. Cordoba continues to challenge the definition of the acoustic guitar without sacrificing the authenticity of its heritage.

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C5-CE Line Features Comparison C5 C5-CET C5-CEBK C5-CETBK
Solid Canadian cedar top
Mahogany back/sides
Classical with Cutaway/Pickup
Sleek thinbody design
High Gloss PU finish in Jet Black

Solid Canadian cedar top with mahogany back and sides
Soft cutaway with Fishman Isys+ pickup
Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
50mm nut width
Savarez Cristal Corum strings in High Tension, 500CJ


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