Merida Cardenas C35-OMCEH Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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  • OM body shape with single-cutaway for greater upper fret access
  • Unique body contour with built-in armrest for increased playing comfort
  • Solid Sitka spruce top projects tones with fantastic energy
  • Solid mahogany back and sides produce a rich, warm timbre
  • Merida/Fishman preamp with built-in tuner and low-battery indicator
  • Nut and saddle optimise intonation and sustain
  • Mahogany neck and 20-fret rosewood fingerboard partnership
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Featuring a comfortable OM body shape with cutaway, all-solid wood construction, a Fishman preamp and a unique arm contour making playing much more comfortable, the Merida Cardenas C35-OMCEH is an outstanding guitar for live performers.

Beautiful construction

The body of the Cardenas C35-OMCEH is constructed using solid mahogany for the back and sides, a tonewood that is favoured due to the rich, warm timbre that it produces. Not only that, but mahogany guarantees and enduring sustain that gives the guitar a satisfying energy. Paired with the mahogany is a fantastic Sitka spruce top, which acts as a highly resonant soundboard that projects the timbre of the guitar with enviable power. Thanks to the employment of solid tonewoods throughout, the timbre of the guitar will only improve with age to develop a unique timbre.

The softly shaped contours of the body are designed to create as comfortable a playing experience as possible. The deep single-cutaway makes it very easy to reach the upper frets to give you complete freedom for your fingers to roam. Whether you’re playing in a standing or a seated position, you’ll find the C35-OMCEH just as delightful to perform with. Merida has crafted a built-in armrest to create the perfect platform to settle your picking arm on.

A stable mahogany neck is fitted to the body to guarantee a supportive playing support. Married to the neck is a heavenly rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned dot position inlays along the edge of the neck. The neck and fingerboard partnership creates a luxurious feel in the hand.

Responsive electronics

The Merida Cardenas C35-OMCEH has been fitted with a high quality Merida/Fishman standard preamp and pickup system. The beauty of this electronics’ system is that it gives you total mastery over your amplified sound by including controls for: phase, a three-band EQ, and volume. The Fishman Presys system even has an on-board tuner and low battery indicator so you can rest assured that you can stay in tune, and won’t run out of juice without good warning.

Gig-ready hardware

The nut and saddle are a pleasing addition here, which vastly improves tuning stability, intonation, and sustain. It is great for tuning stability as the strings never "hang" on the nut or saddle and will always improves the longevity of each string. This nut and saddle also helps tone too, by encouraging harmonics within your sound to be prominent and make the overall output fuller and more pleasing to the ear.

ModelCardenas C35-OMCEH Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialSolid Sitka Spruce
Back & Side MaterialSolid Mahogany
Neck MaterialMahogany
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Body ShapeOrchestral Cutaway
ElectronicsMerida/Fishman Standard
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
Posted on 26/02/2018 by Clive I've been looking for a nylon string guitar with built-in pickup when I came across this in Dawsons, Altrincham Store. Great staff at dawsons left me to have a long play with this guitar and the sound great unplugged and also great with amplification as the guitar is fitted with a Merida/Fishman standard preamp and pickup system.
Great for fingerpicking or strumming.
Posted on 03/02/2018 by Tony I had reservations about ordering a brand of guitar most people are probably not aware of, as Dawsons appear to be the sole UK distributor, chose this model as it offers solid top and solid back and side, and was in the sale at the time, the finish and quality of the instrument is superb, with excellent attention to detail, it is more like a much more expensive 'boutique' guitar. resonant and projects well, however as a fingerpicker and not a strummer I woud have prefered a slightly wider neck, than 42.5mm, also the long string length of 25.6 inches although giving good projections means the string tension is quite high especially with EXP 12 strings, lighter strings or detuning the guitar by one tone would help resolve this issue, another slightly negative point is the fret markers, although there are none on the fingerboard the ones on the side of the fretboard are small pale black dots which are difficult to see clearly. Overall a well made guitar and one to keep.

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