Since nylon strings are a bit fatter than steel strings, they naturally require a little extra room which is why nylon-stringed guitars end up with wide necks. well i have already asked regrading the cp100, and our friends here said that it would be decent enough. The first one is cordoba, the second one is yamaha. Just so the Cordoba C3M Vs Yamaha C40 is a more heated argument, both Cordoba and Yamaha decided on using different tops, Cordoba choosing the cedar top. interchangeable. This guitar is a very affordable, great price for beginners. Classical guitars need to have higher action to inhibit any buzz from the string vibrating against the fretboard. One is the Indian rosewood, the other is the Brazilian rosewood. And best of all, they offer great value for money. You’ll even have your index Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It will be cheaper. Humidity also poses a problem for the Yamaha C40. So, yes, it is possible to use a pick to play a classical guitar if it gives you what you want. spruce top guitars sustain longer than the sounds produced by cedar tops. To us, we do not think that this one fret would make a world of difference. The back and sides of the Cordoba C3M are finished with satin. Because they are made of a softer material, nylon strings Comment which one you like better. Another thing you have to note with nylon strings is where Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. With this guitar, you will hear every individual note Well, the spruce top might be better for you, it might be worse. This guitar is even more affordable than the Cordoba C3M. Also, aside from the tone, the sounds produced by We use cookies to collect and analyse information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. Even with nylon strings, your fingertips will begin to get sore after playing for a while, especially when you’re just starting out. Just before we head into the full review, here’s a brief overview of the things in this article. You would have to keep the guitar in an area that has average humidity. View Entire Discussion (4 Comments) More posts from the classicalguitar community. Unlike the Cordoba C3M, this guitar uses a UTF. Finally, the Cordoba C3M is only available in one package. Cordoba C3M Vs Yamaha C40 – What Situation Suits What Guitar Better? Advice on buying, selling or valuing a guitar, ↳   How to Participate in the Delcamp Classical Guitar Forum, ↳   Archives of Public Space and its subforums, ↳   Use of nails in playing the classical guitar, ↳   Search for classical guitar sheet music, ↳   Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists, ↳   Classical guitar recording and amplification, ↳   Historical Background to Classical Guitar pieces, ↳   Archives of past "Classical Guitars for Sale", ↳   Guitar accessories and luthier supplies for sale, ↳   Advice on buying, selling or valuing a guitar. The first package comes as just the guitar, no bag, no accessories. Generally, guitars with nylon strings have wider necks than guitars with steel strings. When it comes to this part of your guitar, there aren’t a wide range of choices available. Most classical guitars come with a wide neck and both the Cordoba C3M and the Yamaha C40 are no exceptions. If this is the specific sound you’re looking for, then great for you! So, which brand do you prefer? well i have already asked regrading the cp100, and our friends here said that it would be decent enough. But if this is the sound you’re aiming for, then you would love this guitar. It was being used long before cedar tops started becoming popular. genre where notes need to be heard individually and properly. To make them even more similar, both these guitars used the Indian rosewood. The Cordoba C3M is definitely a great beginner guitar. But then again, a lot of people do not like maple and do not consider it a superior material for fretboards. The Yamaha C40 is available for sale in two different But do note that it doesn't increase the cost of the products to you in any way or determine our verdict on a product/service. The classical guitar allows you to play different types of music and appears to make learning easier. Everything worth knowing about the guitar! That’s about all the unique features the Yamaha C40 has. Go to awesomeness ranking Go to consumer score ranking Cordoba C3M is more popular Customers like Cordoba C3M somewhat more Cordoba C3M, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Cordoba CP100 [4.4 vs 4.3 ]. time, you’ll get used to the width of the neck. We have affiliate relationships with the providers (Amazon, Clickbank, etc) of the products, goods and services that are linked to on this page and may be compensated when you buy. Each type comes in only one package. Rocket guitars are well constructed and are extremely durable. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Alright! Valencia is a good guitar brand. Also, rosewood produces a more natural feel than the other two woods. Cordoba recommends 45% to 60%. such high tension. On the other hand, the acoustic guitar has a more modern feel to it and gives you the opportunity to experiment and try new things that might be more beneficial in the long run. Want to hear what the guitar sounds like? Rocket guitars are very good classical guitars. Post by minriv » Saturday 26 April 2014, 03:27 am for my first guitar. One package comes as just the guitar, while the other comes as the guitar and all the necessary accessories. It is mostly used to design the back and the sides of the guitar. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. By clicking "I agree" or by clicking into any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. This gives Cordoba the advantage in terms of depth of knowledge and skill, while Yamaha holds the advantage when you talk about their wealth of experience and brand trust. This is because of the common misconception that the nylon string is a lot easier and softer on your fingertips than the steel strings. I still haven't decided as was unable to try out any Alhambras and my local guitar shop (the biggest in the region) out of maybe a hundred guitars available instore only had 4 classicals, 3 of which were the lowest range (similar to Yamaha C40). The Yamaha C40 is one fret short when compared side-by-side with the Cordoba C3M. The Indian rosewood gives a softer, warmer sound than maple or ebony woods as it is much softer than both maple and ebony. Satin has a very glossy feel, which would make your guitar look really good. Like Valencia Student Series guitars, Rocket’s XF series guitars are popular within the educational sector. In 2015, Valencia moved production to a company-owned purpose-built guitar manufacturing plant in Surabaya, Indonesia. This guitar is good for beginners as it comes with everything you’ll need to care for your guitar, including an instructional DVD. It is a better fit if you like traditional music without sound effects. Another erason why people love this guitar is the fact that it’s available in two packages, which gives you flexible budget options. The top of the Cordoba C3M is made with cedar wood. On a larger scale, Yamaha is the bigger company. that they are indeed different, although, varying only slightly. You would love both guitars. However, the two most used of the host of options available are the cedar top, and the spruce top. They are an excellent choice for beginners. Thank you all for contribution. In terms of price, both these guitars cost around the same. 161. Why do classical guitars have high action? $149.99. The UTF finish is also natural and gives your guitar a more natural feel as well. If that’s the sound you would love to hear with your classical guitar, you’re in luck. Thanks for your participation. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. The Yamaha C40 is even more affordable and also gives a pretty great performance. Speaking of prices, this particular guitar is sold by different vendors at different prices. These cookies do not store any personal information. Also, the cedar top works well for guitarists who prefer to play a calmer style of music, say blues, R&B, or folk styles. One is just the guitar, while the other includes the guitar, a gig bag, a tuner, extra strings, instructional DVD, and a polishing cloth. Mahogany has gained a lot of popularity as being the wood of choice for many guitars. Therefore, they