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Dealer Spotlight: Guitar Village

July 6, 2016


If you consider yourself a guitar afficianado, then Guitar Village should be on your bucket list. Located in Surrey, about an hour outside of London, England, Guitar Village houses tons guitars in a building dating back to the 15th century. A batch of Córdoba guitars, including a few Master Series models, is lucky enough to call Guitar Village home. We chatted with Vintage Specialist Sam, who filled us in on the Guitar Village history, and their relationship with Córdoba!

"The building was built in 1467 and there’s lots of marine timber taken from boats to make the main structure," Sam explains. "The building was originally three cottages so we still have three staircases and an open fire still working in the winter months."

Guitar Village likes to make sure their customers get the ultimate expience, says Sam: "We have 14 display rooms of different sizes and about 1,200 guitars in the shop. Most of the rooms have Persian rugs in them and each have different features. A couple of the upstairs display rooms have leather armchairs for the partners to sit in while the customer is choosing their next purchase."

Córdoba doesn't get forgotten amidst the stellar guitar selection, though. "All the guys here play guitar to a high standard and we all love the Master Series, the favourite being the Torres," 

One of the perks of the job? "There’re many highlights to working at the shop, such working round the best guitar available (new and old) and working in a lovely old building," Sam said. "I would say one of the main things that we all like is the large list of celebrity customers we get in the shop."

Keep scrolling for a few more pics of the Córdobas at Guitar Village! Learn more about Guitar Village here, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.






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New Summer NAMM Córdobas!

June 23, 2016


SNAMM

It's Summer NAMM week which means one thing--new Córdobas! If you're wondering what's new, look no further:



MINI SM-CE

Cordoba is proud to introduce the latest addition to the Cordoba Mini Series: the Mini SM-CE. At first glance, the Mini SM-CE clearly stands out from other travel sized guitars, with its solid cedar top and striking spalted maple back and sides accentuated by a padauk rosette and binding. The solid cedar top provides a warm tone that’s nicely complemented by the brightness of the spalted maple, resulting in an instrument that really projects its voice. For those who want to plug and play, the Cordoba Mini SM-CE features a soft cutaway and Cordoba 2Band pickup. The hallmark of Cordoba's Mini guitars is the comfortable feel and string spacing of a full size guitar. The Mini SM-CE also includes a thin U-shaped neck outlined with padauk binding, 50mm (1.96”) nut width, and 510mm (20”) scale length. The Mini SM-CE comes with custom Aquila strings tuned to A, and a standard E tuning string set is also available. It includes a Cordoba gig bag, making it the ideal companion for road trips, vacations, and hanging out at home.

15CM-E

Cordoba’s best-selling 15CM is now stage-ready! The 15CM-E is a handmade concert ukulele featuring mahogany top, back, and sides, and Cordoba pickup with discreet soundhole controls. The perfect point of entry for those looking to pick up the ukulele, the 15CM-E has a full, rich sound that can now translate easily to the stage. Appointments like the 15CM-E’s abalone-style rosette, modern edge burst finish, and cream body and fingerboard binding set this ukulele apart from other models in its price range.  Additional features include a silver tuners with pearl buttons, and premium Aquila strings.  Beginners and professionals alike will appreciate the 15CM-E’s good looks and easy playability. The 15CM-E is also available in a natural finish without the pickup (15CM). 

15TM

The 15TM is based on Cordoba’s best-selling 15CM, offering the next size up for players who find the concert ukulele a bit too small. This handmade tenor ukulele features mahogany top, back, and sides, giving this small bodied ukulele a full, rich sound. Appointments like the 15TM’s abalone-style rosette and cream body and fingerboard binding set this ukulele apart from other models in its price range.  Additional features include a sleek satin finish, silver tuners with pearl buttons, and premium Aquila strings.  Beginners and professionals alike will appreciate the 15TM’s good looks and easy playability. ​

 
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Córdoba Artist Vahagni Playing in Glendale, CA!

March 22, 2016




Córdoba artist Vahagni is playing what's sure to be an awesome show next week, March 30th, at the Stars Theater in Glendale. You can learn more about the show and ticket information here

Check out some of Vahagni's videos below--you definitely don't want to miss this incredible guitarist!





 
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New C5 SB and C9-E Demos are Live!

March 21, 2016


We've got some new Iberia and Luthier Series demos on our YouTube channel just for you. Put your feet up, turn up the volume, and enjoy the show!





Learn more about the C5 SB here; learn more about the C9-E here.
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José González Play a Córdoba Rodriguez in this ad from Uniforms for the Dedicated

March 17, 2016


Here at Córdoba HQ, we love José González. A lot. In fact, that might be understating our love affair with the indie singer/songwriter. So you can imagine our excitement when we saw this beautiful ad from Swedish clothing brand Uniforms for the Dedicated, which centers around José and his Córdoba Rodriguez.  

Watch the video below and bask in the solumn beauty of "Line of Fire," José's fresh suit, and that stunning Rodriguez from our Master Series

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Guitar Interactive Gives the Córdoba Mini 4.5 Stars

March 15, 2016




Looks like we're not the only ones with #minimadness. Guitar Interactive recently published a review on the Córdoba Mini O, which features a solid ovangkol top and ovangkol back and sides, and gave this awesome little travel buddy a 4.5 out of 5 stars!

In addition to such pros as "great looks," "good hardware," and "excellent price," the Mini O is an all-around stand-out addition to a guitarist's collection, Guitar Interactive says: "This is another great insturment from Córdoba--not only a great travel companion for the avid classical guitarists who would like to practice with a traditional classical size neck with great portability, but it could be an additional new sweet guitar voice for live and studio work."

This "stunning," "handsome" Mini O could be all yours! Just enter our Mini Madness giveaway here and cross all of your fingers and toes!

Click here to see the full review on Guitar Interactive (page 188). Click here to learn more about the Mini O. 
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Córdoba Mini O-CE Featured in "Music & Sound Retailer"

February 24, 2016


We were recently featured in the February issue of Music & Sound Retailer with one of our latest launches, the Córdoba Mini O-CE! Check out their feature below, and click here to learn about this newest addition to the Córdoba Mini line. 

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Córdoba at NAMM 2016!

January 28, 2016


We had such a blast in Anaheim last week, showing off our newest Córdoba gear at NAMM 2016! Below is a quick recap of some press we received, including a gallery of images of our booth and beautiful Córdoba guitars and ukuleles!

Click here to see a video of Product Manager Brandon Schmidt introducing the new Córdoba Esteso, the most recent addition to our Master Series. 

Here is an awesome video of Regional Sales Manager Ryan Cooper talking Ukulele Underground through some of the latest additions to the Córdoba ukulele (and Mini) line.



Acoustic Guitar Magazine also had singer/songwriter Sariyah Idan stop by their booth and play a song off of her latest EP to on a Córdoba Fusion. Check out the performance here

Enjoy these snaps of the Córdoba booth! And make sure to check this blog post often--we'll be updating it with more reviews and videos from NAMM 2016!





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New Geordie Little Demo!

November 24, 2015


                    

Remeber a few months ago when we introduced you to Códoba Artist Geordie Little with this amazing original composition on a GK Pro Negra? Well, Geordie's back with another incredible demo. 

Along with this new video, Geordie's been busy at work recording his original music. You can listen to all of his music for free, or for a donation of your choice, here. To keep up-to-date on all of Geordie's latest ventures, you can follow him on Facebook here

Enjoy this composition, Bells of Bochum, played on Geordie's GK Pro Negra. We can't wait to see what Geordie comes up with next!

 
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GuitarSite.com Includes the Mini O in Best Travel Guitars Roundup

October 30, 2015


                 
 

GuitarSite.com recently included the Córdoba Mini O in its roundup of Best Travel Guitars! Here's what they had to say about the ovangkol version of our miniature nylon string guitar:

"Nylon strings are known for being comfortable and easy to play, as such they are ideal for players who are looking for a relaxing instrument to play while they are on the move. Having established their reputation as a classical guitar builder, Cordoba is in a great position to design and produce quality nylon string acoustic travel guitars. Of their line up, the Cordoba Mini O took a spot in this list with its exotic looks, impressive specs and value for money.

While the label says mini, this compact guitar's lightweight body has a surprisingly powerful voice. This is made possible by the solid ovangkol top with ovangkol back and sides, and it's not just loud because the tone is articulate and warm. Adding to the many pluses of this instrument is its exotic appeal, thanks to the natural satin finish that better showcases the elegant grains of the solid ovangkol top. Other features include a U-shaped neck, 1.96" nut width, and a 20" scale length. If you're looking for a nylon string travel guitar, then check this one out."

We think this review pretty much speaks for itself. But if you need more convincing, learn more about the Mini O here! You can see GuitarSite.com's full roundup here.

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