The Protégé by Córdoba C1M 1/2 is the perfect nylon string guitar for students of all levels, and is perfectly at home in the classroom or at home. Comfortable and easy to play, it's a great first guitar at an affordable price. Every Protégé C1M is built with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a comfortable, slim neck profile, traditional mosaic rosette, and a matte polyurethane finish. Like all Córdoba instruments, C1M models feature premium Savarez strings and an adjustable truss rod for lifetime neck stability.

C1M 1/2

Key Features

MSRP - $195 USD

  • Top Wood:
    • Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood:
    • Mahogany
  • Family:
    • Traditional
  • Style:
    • Small Body
  • Construction:
    • Layered
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MSRP - $195 USD

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MSRP - $195 USD

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  • C1M 1/2 Front
  • C1M 1/2 Back
  • C1M 1/2 Detail 2
Item Number02687
Body TopSpruce
Upper Bout Width254mm (10")
Lower Bout Width337mm (13 1/4")
Body Depth Upper Bout83mm (3 1/4")
Body Depth Lower Bout89mm (3 1/2")
Body Length425mm (16 3/4")
Overall Length895mm (35 1/4")
Soundhole Diameter84mm (3 1/3")
Top Bracing PatternFan
Back and Sides WoodMahogany
Top BindingBlack ABS
Bridge MaterialRosewood
Saddle MaterialComposite
Scale Length580mm (22 7/8")
Neck MaterialMahogany
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Nut Width48mm (1 7/8")
Nut MaterialComposite
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Neck Thickness 1st Fret21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret23mm
Frets Total19
Tuning MachinesCordoba Gold with Pearl Buttons
Neck ShapeC Shape
FinishMatte Polyurethane
ColorNatural (NAT)
Tap PlateNo
StringsSavarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ

Protégé by Córdoba

The C1M 1/2 is part of the Protégé by Córdoba line, a series designed to provide aspiring young musicians with comfortable first instruments that are easy to learn on and play.