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    Hi, Dave! Cordoba Cadeta looks very nice with you. :-))

    There are many difference between nylon and steel guitars. One of them is head stock. Even both of them are slotted, the shafts are different. Yours is definitely a great nylon string guitar.


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    Interesting, I linked into here from a more recent thread. The last few years I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a classical guitar again, and the Cadete has pretty much been my top choice most of that time. The 3/4 size just feels right. Haven’t been shopping for a long time though and maybe all my soprano playing will warm me up to the Requinto. Did you ever try that one? Any thoughts? The Mini IIs seem like too much compromise considering it won’t travel.
    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennerd View Post
    Interesting, I linked into here from a more recent thread. The last few years Iíve been toying with the idea of getting a classical guitar again, and the Cadete has pretty much been my top choice most of that time. The 3/4 size just feels right. Havenít been shopping for a long time though and maybe all my soprano playing will warm me up to the Requinto. Did you ever try that one? Any thoughts? The Mini IIs seem like too much compromise considering it wonít travel.
    I really thought the Requinto would be the one I would get. The slightly smaller size appealed to me coming from ukulele. Two things swayed me away from it, lack of reviews and more importantly real life comparison from a long distance friend. She owns both and said the Requinto is not that much smaller (check the Cordoba website for dimensions) and the sound of the Cadete was much better. As my luthier friend says "You can't fight physics", smaller equals smaller sound. Especially when it comes to scale length, the Cadete at 24" has enough to give decent string tension to drive the top for good sound.

    Bottom line is I can say if you buy the Cadete you will not be dissapointed in the sound for a smallish guitar. My friend Adam came over with his $3000 custom build classical and played my Cadete, he said it was suprisingly good for the size.
    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 super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    I really thought the Requinto would be the one I would get. The slightly smaller size appealed to me coming from ukulele. Two things swayed me away from it, lack of reviews and more importantly real life comparison from a long distance friend. She owns both and said the Requinto is not that much smaller (check the Cordoba website for dimensions) and the sound of the Cadete was much better. As my luthier friend says "You can't fight physics", smaller equals smaller sound. Especially when it comes to scale length, the Cadete at 24" has enough to give decent string tension to drive the top for good sound.

    Bottom line is I can say if you buy the Cadete you will not be dissapointed in the sound for a smallish guitar. My friend Adam came over with his $3000 custom build classical and played my Cadete, he said it was suprisingly good for the size.
    Thanks Dave, seems like all signs point to Cadete, especially since it's at my price point too. It's a bit of a Goldilocks size for me, kind of like the way I feel about the size of a Concert ukulele. Except, unlike the Concert ukulele, there's no Mini Guitar sound that I just have to have instead!
    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennerd View Post
    Thanks Dave, seems like all signs point to Cadete, especially since it's at my price point too. It's a bit of a Goldilocks size for me, kind of like the way I feel about the size of a Concert ukulele. Except, unlike the Concert ukulele, there's no Mini Guitar sound that I just have to have instead!
    My pleasure. I was close to buying the Mini II but I am glad I got the Cadete instead. If you read this post you know I have a Cordoba C10 full size crossover classical guitar. With all solid spruce and rosewood it sounds great, two experienced players have even said that. When I play the Cadete against the C10 I am not dissappointed or feel the need to throw up because of the sound. I really do like the size, small enough to be comfortable, big enough to sound good.
    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 super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    The entire Cordoba line of guitars is very highly regarded at The Acoustic Guitar Forum. To me, it's a mystery as to why their ukuleles are just so-so.
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    Although it's a bit larger than a Cadete, I love my Cordoba Fusion 12 Orchestra CE CD/IN Acoustic/Electric Nylon String guitar. Key size elements (from a uke player's viewpoint):
    • Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
    • Nut Width: 48mm (1 7/8")

    If you sometimes play to larger rooms, the electronics are superb...
    Dual pick-ups: piezo and microphone. They can be played separately of blended.

    By the way, if you're at a venue & take a break, keep this Cordy with you or well-guarded. I neglected that caution & was lucky that a bartender stopped a girl, just as she opened an exit door with my Cordy in hand. She "just wanted to try it out for a few minutes." Of couse....................

    I plan to acquire a used Cadete when I run across a good deal, price-wise & condition-wise.
    Last edited by bellgamin; 05-10-2019 at 06:09 PM. Reason: typo

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