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Cordoba C3M Classical Guitar First Look


Description from the manufacturer: One of the most popular models and a staple in the Iberia Series lineup, the Cordoba C3M is a full-sized, handcrafted guitar. It is built with the traditional Spanish fan bracing, a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The C3M also has a hand inlaid wooden rosette, a rosewood fingerboard, and nickel plated tuning machines with pearl buttons. The "M" in the title stands for its light matte finish.

Specs:

TopSolid Canadian Cedar
Back & SidesMahogany
Binding/BridgeBlack ABS Binding / Rosewood bridge
Purfling/InlayWhite and black ABS top
RosetteAll natural wood inlaid
FinishSatin (Matte)
Neck/FingerboardNato neck / Rosewood fingerboard
Truss RodTwo-way adjustable, 4mm
Scale Length650mm (25.6")
Nut Width52mm (2.04")
String Spacing at Saddle59mm
Fret Marker InlaysMother-of-Pearl at 5, 7, 9, 12
Nut/SaddleBone
Number of Frets12 to body, 19 Total
Bracing/BuildSpanish 7 fan bracing
Body Width & Length375mm (14.75 inches) width at lower bout, 1,003mm (39.5 inches) total length
Overall Length39"
Body DepthStandard Spanish Classic Body Depth, 95mm upper bout / 100mm lower bout (3.7 / 3.9 inches)
Tuning MachinesNickel Plated with Pearl Buttons
StringsSavarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ
ElectronicsNA
Tap Plate/Pick GuardNA
CaseNA

Acoustic Guitar Comparison: Acoustic Steel String Guitar vs Classical Nylon String Classical Guitar




In this video I made a basic comparison between the two acoustic guitars, the steel string acoustic guitar and the nylon string classical guitar.  I used my two guitars, Takamine G340S and Cordoba C3M to illustrate the differences between the two types.   I compared the body shape and size, the fretboard, headstock, etc. I also played both guitars to hear the difference in the tone.

Kung Sakali (Cover) Guitar Fingerstyle Tutorial


Kung Sakali - a Filipino song popularized by Pabs Dadivas in the 70's, and later on it was also sang by Ogie Alcasid and Michael Pangilinan.  Have a look at my video on the fingerstyle guitar tutorial of this song.

Here is the lyrics:

Buhay ko ay sa iyo lamang
Hinding-hindi magbabago ang isip ko
Tunay ang pagtingin
Sana'y ganun ka rin giliw

At kung sakali man ikaw ay
Mayron ng ibang minamahal, minamahal
At kung sakali mang tuluyan
Ng mawalay ang pag-ibig mo, sa piling ko

At kung sakali man magdusa
Ito'y aking matitiis, maghirap man o maghinagpis
Baka sakaling mahal mo pa ako

Di mo ba maunawaan
Pag-ibig na inalay ko sa iyo'y tapat
Pagkat ako ngayon, nangangamba
Sa iyo giliw

Habang May Buhay (by Wency Cornejo - After Image) Guitar Fingerstyle Tutorial



Here is a great song by Wency Cornejo (After Image Band), Habang May Buhay.  I  made a very simple fingerstyle guitar tutorial on this song using my Takamine G-series acoustic guitar.

Here is the lyrics: 

Nais kong mabuhay sa haba ng panahon
Kung ito'y lilipas na ika'y kapiling ko
Ang aking buhay, ang aking buhay
Sa 'yo'y ibibigay

Tangi kong panalangin ay pagsamo mo
Kailanma'y di magmamaliw ang apoy sa puso ko

[Chorus:]
Habang may buhay, habang may buhay
Hangga't ang dugo ko ay dumadaloy
Sa 'yo lamang iaalay
Ang aking buhay, ang aking buhay
Sa 'yo'y ibibigay

At kung tayo'y magwawalay ako'y mabibigo
Di na nanaisin pang ituloy ang buhay ko

[repeat chorus]

Oh

[Bridge:]
Ibig kong malaman mo
Hanggang sa dulo ng mundo
Ang pangarap ko'y sa 'yo

Ang aking buhay, ang aking buhay
Sa 'yo'y (sa 'yo'y) ibibigay

Hanggang Ngayon (by Ogie and Regine) Guitar Tutorial Fingerstyle Cover





This time, I made a fingerstyle guitar tutorial on the OPM (Original Pilipino Music) song popularized by Ogie Alcasid duet with Regine Valasquez, Hanggang Ngayon.  This song was originally released on Year 2009 by Viva Records Corporation.

You can download the tab that I wrote by clicking the button below:



Here is the lyrics of the song:


Bakit di magawang limutin ka
Bawat sandali'y ika'y naaalala
Tangi kong dasal sa Maykapal
Makapiling kang muli.

Bakit dika maalis sa isip ko
Ikaw ang laging laman nitong puso ko
Kahit pilitin kong damdamin magbago
Ikaw pa rin ang hinahanap ko

Refrain:

Hanggang ngayon,
Ikaw pa rin ang iniibig ko
Ikaw pa rin ang natatanging pangarap ko
Ikaw lamang
Hanggang ngayon

Ikaw lang ang tunay na minamahal
Ikaw lang hinihintay
ko ng kaytagal.

Ikaw ang ligaya,
Ang buhay at pag-asa
Ikaw lang, wala ng iba
kaya't

(Repeat Refrain)

Dapat ba nating pagbigyan
Ang ating mga puso muli pang buksan
At ibibigay lahat ang pag-ibig na tapat.
Sa iyo.
Sa iyo.

Hanggang ngayon,
Ikaw pa rin ang iniibig ko
Ikaw pa rin ang natatanging pangarap ko
Hindi ko na kayang mag-isa
Ikaw lamang,
Ikaw lamang,
Ikaw lamang,
ikaw lamang,
Hanggang ngayon.