The CCG1 44 is a full size nylon string Spanish style guitar. It belongs to the Protégé by Córdoba 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 Córdoba models feature the classic combination spruce tops mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridges, rosewood fingerboards, a Hauser-style wood-inlaid mosaic rosette, nickel tuning machines, premium Savarez strings, and a high gloss polyurethane finish. All the Protégé by Córdoba guitars also include a two-way truss rod and a Córdoba gig bag.
Córdoba's 1/2 size CCG5 12 Requinto guitar is handmade with a solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides. The hand-inlaid all-natural wood rosette and Indian rosewood detailing distinguishes this model from other guitars in this price range. It is designed with the traditional 5-fan Torres style bracing to produce a rich Spanish sound in spite of its diminutive string length. Ideal for children learning to play nylon string guitars. Winner of the NAMM 2010 Best in Show. The Requinto 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 slightly shorter than a full size guitar, the tension will be slightly lower than a full sized guitar as a result, but will still play very well in standard tuning. The Requinto 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 are not recommended, as the added stress of the higher string tension of these tunings will compromise the long term health of the instrument.