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    Default NGD.....Cordoba Cadete

    I am enjoying playing both steel string and nylon string guitars. The Cordoba C10 crossover I have is a full size instrument and I wanted to try something a bit smaller. The C10 is all solid spruce and rosewood and I don't want to travel with it so a smaller less expensive guitar was in order.

    The Cordoba Cadete is a 3/4 classical guitar size with solid cedar top and laminated mahogany B&S. A 24" scale length is about 1-1/2" shorter than standard, the body width, length and depth are all reduced to 3/4 size. It is very comfortable to play and easy to move around the fretboard, nut width is 48mm=1/7/8". I bought it used so no worries about travelling with it to the cottage, camping and friends places.

    It really does have a nice sweet full tone that compares favorably to the C10 which costs 3X as much. Below are pictures, including a line up for size, far left is my Taylor GS mini, the Cadete is identical in over all length.

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    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Congratulations GuitarDave
    You always found treasures
    Look forward to hearing it in person.

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    Nice addition Dave. I’m liking my short scale guitar too. I find that the smaller body is easier on my back.

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    Congratulations my friend! Great addition to your ever-growing collection of big ukuleles with six strings…
    Enjoying instruments by - Beau Hannam - Jay Lichty - Jerry Hoffmann - Luis Feu de Mesquita - Kala - Kamaka - Kanile'a - KoAloha - Ko'olau - Moore Bettah - Pono - Romero Creations - and others

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    The early Cadetes had no truss rod. They added that later. I hope you got one with a truss rod -- comes in handy on VERY rare occasions.

    Does it give you a tummy massage on the bass strings?

    I almost bought a Cadete but ended up with a Cordoba Fusion 12 Orchestra CE CD/IN Acoustic/Electric Nylon String. I love it. The pick-up is a combo piezo & mic, with a blend control. Now you have re-aroused my interest in a Cadete. It has a great reputation at acousticguitarforum.com & is a real bargain at used prices. It's odd that Cordoba makes really excellent guitars but only so-so ukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Congratulations GuitarDave
    You always found treasures
    Look forward to hearing it in person.
    You can babysit it while I am in Mexico
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alytw View Post
    Nice addition Dave. I’m liking my short scale guitar too. I find that the smaller body is easier on my back.
    Thanks Adam, it's not an expensive instrument but has a very good sound. Much better than some other brands of small guitars
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakelele View Post
    Congratulations my friend! Great addition to your ever-growing collection of big ukuleles with six strings…
    Thank you Rainer.......yes the guitar collection is starting to expand
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellgamin View Post
    The early Cadetes had no truss rod. They added that later. I hope you got one with a truss rod -- comes in handy on VERY rare occasions.

    Does it give you a tummy massage on the bass strings?

    I almost bought a Cadete but ended up with a Cordoba Fusion 12 Orchestra CE CD/IN Acoustic/Electric Nylon String. I love it. The pick-up is a combo piezo & mic, with a blend control. Now you have re-aroused my interest in a Cadete. It has a great reputation at acousticguitarforum.com & is a real bargain at used prices. It's odd that Cordoba makes really excellent guitars but only so-so ukes.
    I did get one with a truss rod, it is only one year old, used but in excellent shape so I did get a deal on it. I didn't know you had a Cordoba Fusion they are great instruments, I played one in a music store. I have heard great things about their blend pick up system.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    I did get one with a truss rod, it is only one year old, used but in excellent shape so I did get a deal on it. ... ...
    How is the Cadete's bass end?

    Hey, be careful in Mexico. Say hello to Aunt Joan (Tia Juana) for me. (^_^)

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