The Gipsy Kings are in the middle of their annual summer US tour and are stopping at the Los Angeles Greek Theatre on August 30th for another fun and memorable performance. Don't you want to spend a warm summer evening dancing with fellow Gipsy King fans as the sun sets? Well this year, you can bid on the chance to meet the band backstage and win a signed Cordoba guitar! The winning bid will help the Fender Music Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Carpenteria with their music education programs. For full details and to place your bid on this awesome prize, click here. The auction closes on Thursday, August 14th.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this video that we recorded on the back-patio of the Greek a few summers ago! Olé!
When we released the 55FCE Negra (Limited Edition with Ziricote back/sides) at the Winter NAMM show in January, Cordoba artist, Ben Woods was one of the first to give it a whirl at Winter NAMM. He visited us in Santa Monica last week to record a few classic songs. We hope you like them! The first is a classic surf rock tune, perfect for a summery afternoon. "Walk, Don't Run" is originally by jazz guitarist, Johnny Smith, but you may recognize it from arrangements by Chet Atkins or The Ventures. In this demo, Ben applies his signature flamenco sound and around the 1 minute mark, he even show you how to try it at home! The second song is Sleepwalk, originally by Santa & Johnny. This song was originally arranged for a steel string guitar, but we think the tone of nylon strings nicely emphasise each romantic phrase.
Head on over to our Media page to see more videos from Ben and other Cordoba artists! If you would like to hear or see any particular songs, leave us your recommendations below in the comments section!
Acoustic Guitar Magazine's editorial team calls the Acero D10 "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" in this month's issue. Not an AGM subscriber? No problem! Click here to read Adam Perlmutter's opinion of the D10's overall feel & sound. He also provides detailed notes on the design & build.
"With the Acero D10, Córdoba has successfully applied nylon-string construction principles to steel-string design, resulting in an instrument with a smooth playability and an outstanding sound and responsiveness."
As an added bonus, Guitarist James Deprato supplements this review with a short demo on the D10. Don't miss it!
Our friends at NY Guitar Academy shared this video of one of their amazing students playing "Milonga" by Sabicas. Penelope is 9 years old and she rocks her GK Studio Negra, even though it's almost as big as she is! We're inspired by her dedication and talent and hope you are too! #liveplayplay
Head on over to PremierGuitar.com to check out their latest review of the Cordoba Acero D9-CE! Guitarist and freelance writer, Adam Perlmutter, provides his insight on the playability and feel of our steel string line and even provides a sound clip.
Ps: Premier Guitar is also sponsoring a Cordoba GK Studio Negra giveaway to their PG Perks Members! Click here for your chance to win. Sweepstakes close at the end of May.
This might go down in history as the only time Cordoba will be in the same sentence as Kim Kardashian...enlarge the image to read the entire review or watch the video below! Don't forget to pick up this Guitar World June issue on newstands!
We were honored to be featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's "Great Acoustics" section in their 25th Anniverary issue! Great Acoustics is a recurring article that provides a biography of a guitar, exploring its history and profiling the lives of the people who have owned it. After visiting our Master Series NAMM display in January, the Senior Editors of Acoustic Guitar approached us about spotlighting Tim Miklaucic's 1973 Churchdoor Rodriguez, the guitar that inspired our Master Series Rodriguez model. As its name suggests, this guitar was made from a rosewood church door that had fallen from its rotted hinges in Granada, Spain. It was first owned by a flamenco singer, Naranjito de Triana, then by a private owner, and now Miklaucic. It has an incredibly powerful sound and the "strings have remarkable discovery," says Miklaucic. Click the images below to read the entire article and be sure to visit Acoustic Guitar to view the full issue.
Cordoba Founder and CEO, Tim Miklaucic, is a featured Gear Pioneer for Musician Friend's The Hub. In this quick interview, Tim reveals what inspired the inception of Cordoba Guitars, his journey in becoming a nylon string guitar expert, and our philosophy behind making nylon string guitars! To check out the full interview, click here.