C1 (1/4 Size)


This model was discontinued in 2016 and replaced with the C1M 1/4 Size.

The Cordoba C1 ¼ is a quarter size nylon string Spanish style guitar featuring a 480mm or 18.9” scale length.  It belongs to the Protégé by Cordoba line, a series of high quality instruments created to provide aspiring young guitarists with a comfortable first guitar that’s easy to learn on and play.  Offered in full, half, three-quarter, and one-quarter sizes, the Protégé by Cordoba models feature the classic combination spruce tops with mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridges, rosewood fingerboards, a Hauser-style wood-inlaid mosaic rosette, nickel tuning machines, and a high gloss polyurethane finish. All Protégé by Cordoba guitars also include a two-way truss rod and a Cordoba gig bag.

The C1 ¼ comes strung with high tension Savarez guitar strings, which are meant to be used in standard E tuning. Because the scale length of this guitar is so short, the tension will be somewhat low compared to a full sized guitar, but will still play well in standard tuning. The C1 ¼ can be tuned up as high as a minor third up to G standard tuning, which will increase the tension, but any tunings higher than this will require a low tension set of strings to reduce stress on the guitar. We recommend using our Guilele strings to tune up to A standard, but regular high tension nylon guitar strings will work for E tuning.
All Cordoba guitars come with Savarezstrings.


Also available in ½, ¾ and full size.

Item ID02672
Back & SidesMahogany
Binding/BridgeABS Binding / Rosewood bridge
RosetteMosaic inlay
FinishHigh Gloss PU
Neck/FingerboardMahogany Neck / Rosewood Fingerboard Traditional (Classical) Style Neck
Truss RodYes (4mm)
Scale Length480mm
Nut Width45mm (1.75")
String Spacing at Saddle55mm
Fret Marker Inlays5, 7, 9
Number of Frets12 to body, 19 total
Bracing/BuildFan Bracing
Body Width & Length9" at upper bout // 11 5/8" at the lower bout // 15.25" body length // 31.75" overall length
Overall Length31.75"
Body Depth3" at upper and lower bout
Tuning MachinesGold tuners with Pearl buttons
StringsSavarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ
Tap Plate/Pick GuardNA
CaseStandard Cordoba gig bag
Specs are subject to change.