Manuel Rodríguez Academia 40-C 'Cedar / Zebrano' Classical Guitar

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

Introducing the Manuel Rodriguez Academia 40-C 'Cedar / Zebrano' Classical Guitar, a high-quality instrument offering powerful sound at an accessible price point. Crafted in the best Spanish tradition, this guitar delivers an immersive sound experience, making it ideal for musicians seeking to hone their classical guitar skills.

Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Academia AC40 C features a solid cedar top that produces a warm, full sound, complemented by zebrano back and sides for both auditory and visual pleasure. The inclusion of a factory-fitted armrest enhances playing comfort, ensuring a delightful playing experience.

Manuel Rodriguez guitars are built using traditional construction techniques passed down through generations, resulting in superior quality instruments. The Academia series incorporates materials and techniques typically found in higher-end models, while maintaining affordability.

Musicians exploring classical guitar studies will find the Academia AC40 C an excellent instrument for advancing their training. Constructed with rich tonewoods including solid cedar, zebrano, and mahogany, this guitar delivers exceptional tone and projection. The ovangkol fingerboard and bridge contribute to its balanced and expressive sound.

Featuring golden tuning machines adorned with a lyre and black buttons, the headstock bears the distinctive Manuel Rodriguez cutout, adding to its classic appeal. The discreet yet finely crafted decoration, including a unique wood rosette and pelmet, accentuates the natural beauty of the woods.

With over a century of experience and the integration of modern manufacturing technologies, the Manuel Rodríguez Academia AC40 C offers a present sound and excellent projection. Ideal for concerts and demanding performances, this classical guitar combines quality craftsmanship with affordability.

Experience the rich sound, history, and beauty of Manuel Rodriguez guitars, meticulously handcrafted since 1905 by Spain's second oldest guitar maker, carrying on the legacy of tradition and modernity.

  • Solid Cedar top
  • Back and sides of zebrano
  • Mahogany neck, Ovangkol fingerboard, and bridge
  • Genuine Spanish heel
  • Ovangkol headstock insert
  • Bone nut and bridge inlay
  • 6-hole ovangkol bridge
  • Wooden soundhole mosaic
  • Real wood body binding, multi-part top purfling
  • Gold-plated machine head with lyra, black buttons, and shafts
  • Stringing: Hannabach 815HTC Silver Special with CARBON treble strings, high tension, made in Germany
  • Environmentally-friendly polyurethane lacquer finish, high gloss
  • Made in Europe

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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We endeavour to show the actual instrument in stock whenever possible, but the guitar in stock may differ slightly from the one shown on our website. Materials used can look different from guitar to guitar, including timber grain and colour, parts colours and finishing. If an instrument is a one-of-a-kind or preowned guitar, the picture will always be of the actual guitar in stock, but production models may have slight variations to the picture shown.

If you're after a particular look, feel free to email us at or send us a message through our chat service to request photos of the actual guitar in stock. We are more than happy to send through pictures of all in-stock guitars, to make your choice easier.

Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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