A solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides converge in this superb classical.
Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Rodriguez Model C Classical Guitar is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock is Indian rosewood, the neck is Honduran cedar reinforced with Ebony, and the fingerboard is ebony. Gold-plated tuners and Silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.
The Rodriguez C Guitar is handcrafted and glued to create precise balances. From the invisible careful sanding, even inside the body, that ensures the finished instrument's purity of tone, to the beautifully unique rosette inlays around the soundhole and on the back of the neck, each classical guitar is a credit to its luthier and worthy of being handed down from one generation to another.
The tone, resonance and beauty of fine guitars are all dependent upon the wood from which they are made. The wood used in the construction of Rodriguez guitars is carefully chosen and aged to guarantee the highest quality. No wood is purchased before the tree has been cut down, and at least 2 years must elapse before the tree is turned into lumber. The wood has to be well cut from the log. The grain must be close and absolutely vertical. The shop is totally free from humidity.
The Rodriguez C classical guitar features a multi-colored wood rosette, as exquisite as the sounds that issue from it. Their intricacy and beauty signify the attention to detail that characterizes every Rodriguez guitar.
For backs and sides, Rodriguez uses Brazilian rosewood and Indian rosewood (Jacaranda). Brazilian Rosewood has a beautiful color and design, making it ideal for an elegant concert classic guitar.
For the top, Rodriguez has experimented with other Spruce woods from various parts of the world including North America, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Sweden, but the Spruce from Central Europe is unique. Red Western Cedar is obtained from Canada and the Northwest U.S. There are many different qualities and colors. As with Spruce, stiffness, grain and weight are important.
For the neck, Rodriguez uses cedar from Honduras as preferred over heavy Mahogany. There are many kinds of Cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduran cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with 2 Ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard to give total rigidity and to eliminate movement cased as a result of the aging of the guitar.
Case sold separately
- Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
- Back & Sides: Laminated Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Honduran Cedar with Ebony
- Tuner: Gold Plated
- Headstock: Indian Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Graphite
- Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
- Case sold separately
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C Cedar Top Classical Guitar Specifications:
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 2" (54mm)
- Body Depth: 3.71" — 3.94" (95mm — 100mm)
- Body Width: 11.42" — 14.53" (290mm — 369mm)
- Scale Length: 25.6" (650mm)
- Rosette: Multicolored woods
- Body Binding: Wood
- Frets: 19, Silver-plated
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Comments about Manuel Rodriguez C Cedar Top Classical Guitar:
I bought my Manuel Rodriguez Model C from Music 123 and it was a great buy at a great price. This guitar has the full and rich sound that only a cedar top and rosewood back and sides can give. Even though the back and sides are laminated it still has a great quality in sound and it is quite loud in it's projection. There is no mudiness to the sound and both the bass and treble strings come though very distinct. This guitar is worth every penny and it also looks great. The Manuel Rodriguez style tuners have black rollers and black buttons with a pretty scroll design for the plates. The rosette is pretty and the whole guitar is well made. Nice and solid with a solid sound. Buy it!