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Inspirations, announcements and other fun stuff from Cordoba Guitars!

Dúo del Sol's New Video Features the Cordoba GK Pro

December 17, 2014


Los Angeles-based band Dúo del Sol recently set out on a tour of the Midwest. Despite playing eight shows in a little over a week, the duo, comprised of violinist Javier Orman and guitarist Tom Farrell, managed to find some spare time to shoot a video for their most recent single "La Ciudad." Recorded solely on their iPhones, the video is filmed on Chicago's L train and features Tom on his Cordoba GK Pro.

Check out the video below! 

More on the Cordoba GK Pro on our website.

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Baby It's Cold Outside!

December 2, 2014


Now that it's officially December, it's time to start gearing up for the holidays! Whether you're still recovering from a weekend full of traveling and turkey eating, or you're checking off all of the people you bought gifts for over the weekend, why not set your day to a soundtrack of festive holiday music--featuring Andrew Allen, his Cordoba 30T Ukelele, and the Christmas classic "Baby It's Cold Outside." Besides, now that were only 23 days away from Christmas (but who's counting?), holiday music is totally acceptable. 



​May this video help get you in the holiday spirit--and maybe give you some gift-inspiration!
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The Cordoba C5-CEBK Featured in Guitar World!

November 10, 2014




Looking for a little holiday shopping inspiration? Head on over to Guitar World and check out their latest article, "12 Brilliant Acoustic Guitars for Under $500," featuring none other than the Cordoba C5-CEBK. With its solid Canadian cedar top, mahogany back and sides, and Fishman Isys+ 2band pickup system, the C5-CEBK is perfect for gigging and recordingand gift-giving!

You can find more affordable holiday options in our Iberia series here!

 
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Uketober 2014 Results Are In!

November 5, 2014


The sun is setting earlier, there’s a distinctive chill in the air—and that can mean only one thing: Uketober is over and the contest results are in!
 
Our first place winner is Gerardo G. from Chicago, who shared this adorable picture of his daughter with his ukulele. Gerardo’s excited to start teaching his daughter to play music, but he might need to wait a bit longer until that uke is only half her size. Congratulations, Gerardo, you’ll be receiving a Cordoba 30T Mahogony Tenor Ukelele with a polyfoam case!


 
Our second place winner, Caterina M., hails all the way from Italy. We hope you take the 23C Ovangkol Concert Ukelele we’re sending your way to some of those beautiful Italian sights.


 
Continuing the theme of music education is our third place winner, Robert G. from Michigan.  Maybe he’ll use his new 22 Concert Ukelele to start a family jam band?


 
Rounding out the group is our fourth place Instagram winner, recording artist Andrew A. from California.  We’d better see you playing that 20CM in some of your upcoming shows, Andrew!


 
Thank you to all of our Uketober Photo Contest participants, we really enjoyed looking at all of your pictures! Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more promotions and chances to win Cordoba gear.
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The Hauser is Guitar World's Dream Guitar!

October 27, 2014


This month, Cordoba’s Hauser guitar was included in Guitar World’s list of “Dream Guitars—Ten Exceptional Guitars You Wish You Owned.” Holding its own amidst other acoustic heavy hitters, the Hauser boasts a solid Englemann spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Handmade by a small team of luthiers in our Oxnard, California workshop, the Hauser was designed to be a replica of the original 1937 model with a few modern refinments such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines and a durable finish.

Along with its superior playability and craftsmanship, the Hauser’s price completes its dream status, coming in as the most affordable guitar of the ten. 

We’re honored to be included in Guitar World’s list! You can sample the Hauser’s dreamy tones below, and be sure check out Cordoba’s full selection of exceptional Master Series guitars here.


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Hiring: A/R Coordinator

October 20, 2014


Cordoba Guitars is looking for a bright and qualified individual to fill the position of Accounts Receivable Coordinator.

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For more detailed information about the position and application instructions, please click here.
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Uketober: Free Tuner Rebate

October 1, 2014




As part of Uketober month, if you buy any Cordoba ukulele in the month of October, just send us your proof of purchase for a free Digital Clip-on Tuner

Here's how: 
  1. Send an email to contests@cordobaguitars.com with the subject line: Uketober Free Tuner.
  2. Attach a scanned copy or a photo of your receipt.
  3. In the email, please fill out the following:

This offer is only applicable to ukuleles purchased in the month of October 2014 and to customers in the USA. GP100, Guilele, and Guilele CE purchases apply! Free tuners will be fulfilled as quickly as possible, but definitely by the end of November 2014. 
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The Return of Uketober!

October 1, 2014


This month, we're celebrating all things UKE over on our Facebook page. Don't miss your chance to win a Córdoba ukulele! Here's how: just upload a *creative & original* photo that includes a ukulele using the submission box to the right. In the photo description, use the hashtags #cordobauketober and #ukulele and mention why you love your uke.

Encourage your friends to vote for your photo because at the end of Uketober month, we'll be awarding prizes to the 3 submissions with the most votes.
 
First Prize: Cordoba 30T Mahogany Tenor Ukulele with Polyfoam Case ($480 retail value!

2nd Prize: 23C Ovangkol Concert Ukulele with Gig Bag ($255 retail value!)

3rd Prize: 22C Concert Ukulele with Gig Bag ($235 retail value!)

*Bonus Instagram prize: 20CM Concert Ukulele with Gig Bag ($190 retail value!) Follow us on Instagram or search #cordobauketober for more details on how to win.
Tip: we can't see your photo or video if you account is set as private!


 

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GK Studio Negra Spotlight

September 18, 2014


GK Studio Negra Spotlight

Guitar Center's award-winning YouTube channel recently focused its spotlight on the Cordoba GK Studio Negra!
 


The GK Studio Negra is the Rosewood counterpart to the GK StudioWhen we first came out with the GK Studio in 2009, we were surprised and thrilled to see how many different types of players gravitated towards it. Our original intent was to design an accessible flamenco guitar in the style of what the Gipsy Kings were playing ("GK", get it?). We made the body slightly thinner, used a 50mm nut width, incorporated a soft cutaway and a Fishman pickup and used the traditional flamenco combination of spruce and cypress. It turned out to be the perfect recipe for one of the most comfortable and versatile guitars any of us had ever played. Fast forward to 2014, and the GK family has grown to include a rosewood option (GK Studio Negra), along with all-solid upgraded versions (GK Pro, Pro Negra, & most recently, the GK Pro Maple). In 2015, we plan to expand our line to include limited editions with exotic back/side woods. Stay tuned and let us know what you think of the GK series in the comments below!
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For the Love of Dogs

September 17, 2014


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In any other circumstance, we would be so excited to promote and be a part of not only an amazing night of music (seriously, look at that line-up!), but a chance to win a GK Studio. However, in this case, it's a little more complicated than that. Earlier this month, we found out that one of our friends tragically lost her beagle, Jackson, after several rounds of emergency surgeries. Earlier this summer, Jackson was a completely healthy 7-year old dog with the sweestest, almost healing disposition. Rescued from a life of depravity and neglect, he was one of those puppies who soaked up every ounce of love that his "fur-ever" family provided. When Jackson started showing mysterious signs of pain last month, he was mis-diagnosed with a disk disease, and after 2 complicated surgeries and 8 days in intesive care, his little heart stopped. Upon further investigation, it was determined that he most likely had Foxtail

Here at Cordoba, our four-legged friends are near and dear to our hearts so we jumped at the chance to help Jackson's family out with their vet debt and spread awareness of Foxtail, a sneaky, dangerous and infectious plant that can work its way into a cat or dog through the nose, or inbetween toes and inside the ears, eyes and/or mouth.

If you empathize with Jackson's family, please consider making a donation (anything helps!) in his memory or even better, if you are in LA, come join us at El Cid on September 24 at 7:30pm for an awesome celebration of man's best friend and music.

Click here to read the full story, make a donation, enter the raffle to win 1 of 3 guitars, and/or buy a ticket to the show.

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