Manuel Rodriguez Guitars
Caballero Principio 4/4 Solid Cedar Acoustic / Electric Guitar, Natural
List Price: $580.95


The beginning [Spanish. Principio] of all guitar playing needs a good but affordable instrument. The PRINCIPIO instruments from Caballero by MR are perfect for this, because they promise an absolutely amazing price/performance ratio. "Amazing" really is the right word in this case, because the guitars have an exceptionally good sound for this price range, are very light but nevertheless very stable. This is primarily due to the special construction of the neck made of okoumé wood. Its reinforcement by two feather-light carbon rods provides special stability in this sensitive area. The guitar body is assembled according to traditional construction methods: Solid cedar is used for the top, and the back and sides are made of Sapele. The water-based eco-matt lacquer provides a pleasant feel and also contributes significantly to the open sound character of the instruments, as the open-pored treatment allows the wood to vibrate much more freely. The visual qualities of the instruments are further emphasized by the wooden mosaic soundhole rosette and the gold-plated machine head. German-made Hannabach 600HT nylon strings with carbon G3 string are facto-ry-fitted and perfectly round off the sound concept of this series. The purely acoustic models of the PRINCIPIO series are available in the four standard sizes 4/4, 7/8, 3/4 and 1/2. In addition, there are two electro-acoustic versions: The version with a solid spruce top has a discreet matt black open-pore lacquer finish. Due to the slightly flatter body, the feedback behavior of the guitar is much more control-led when it is played amplified. Furthermore, it has a slightly narrower nut of 48mm. This is especially useful for musicians with smaller hands or who only occasionally swap their steelstring for a nylon guitar. The model with a solid cedar top has a standard 4/4 nut depth and width, but offers a cutaway that facilitates access to the higher notes.
  • Top solid canadian red cedar
  • Back and sides Sapelli Mahogany
  • Wood mosaic soundhole rosette
  • Neck Okoume with Carbon reinforcement
  • Fingerboard and Bridge Rosewood
  • Gold Machine heads with black buttons and rollers
  • Nut and Saddle Bonoid
  • ABS Binding with red purfling
  • Waterbased, ecological open pore matte finish
  • Original Hannabach 600 HT strings with G3 Carbon, made in Germany