Cordoba C1M Protege Spruce Classical Guitar. The Protégé by Córdoba C1M is the perfect nylon string guitar for students of all levels, and is perfectly at home in the classroom or at home. Comfortable and easy to play, it's a great first guitar at an affordable price. Every Protégé C1M is built with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a comfortable, slim neck profile, traditional mosaic rosette, and a matte polyurethane finish. Like all Córdoba instruments, C1M models feature premium Savarez strings and an adjustable truss rod for lifetime neck stability.