The Cordoba Blog
Inspirations, announcements and other fun stuff from Cordoba Guitars!
February 26, 2015
If you're looking for a Master Series guitar, Marfione Guitars and All Strings Nylon is the place to go. A luthier and craftsman himself, Chuck Marfione runs his workshop with a level of attention that is second to none. With the help of his wife Magz, Chuck personally sets up every single Master Series guitar that crosses his path, making sure these already incredible guitars are perfect for their owners.
Marfione Guitars also carries many of our limited edition models like this Torres Limited
featuring mahogany wood rather than rosewood. Check out their website here
to see their full line of Córdoba products!
February 19, 2015
British magazine Total Guitar
recently reviewed the Córdoba Guilele CE, and it's safe to say we won them over!
"A six-string uke or a mini classical guitar? It's your choice. Either way, it's a lot of fun with serious application," writes reviewer Dave Burrluck.
The guilele also racked up four stars in features, sound quality, value for money, and build quality, and five stars for playability. Big thanks to Total Guitar
! Check out more on the Córdoba Guilele CE here
February 4, 2015
Check it out! The new GK Studio Limited
, which we debuted at Winter NAMM last month, was recently selected as one of Guitar Player's top ten "Ax-Ceptional Acoustic Guitars" from the yearly tradeshow!
The newest addition to the GK family, the GK Studio Limited is a stage-ready flamenco guitar featuring a solid European spruce top paired with striking ziricote back and sides. Accented with olive green and gray highlights, ziricote provides a rich, smooth sound that fills a room.
We're honored to be a part of the roundup! Check out the full list here
January 29, 2015
We're back at work after another successful Winter NAMM show! We had so any fond memories that we wanted to share a few of them with all of you!
We debuted the F7 Paco
in honor of Paco De Lucia's untimely passing last year. With its solid Canadian cedar top and Indian rosewood back and sides, the F7 Paco has a fuller, darker, less biting tone.
We also added the GK Studio Limited to the already sucessful GK Studio line. A stage-ready flamenco guitar with a solid European spruce top paired with striking ziricote back and sides, the GK Studio Limited features low action and quick playability.
Also new for 2015 is the Córdoba Mini, the first miniaute nylon-string guitar. Designed to be the perfect companion for road trips, vacations, or hanging out at home, the Minis provide the playability of a ful size nylong string guitar in a compact, lightweight body.
We hope you enjoy a few shots from our four days at the Anaheim Convention Center below! You can also see a playlist of videos over at our YouTube channel here.
December 29, 2014
Guitarist M. Ward, perhaps most well known as one half of indie duo She and Him, stopped by KCRW last week to perform a song from his 2005 album Transistor Radio
. He played the tune "Hi-Fi" on his Cordoba Solista CE, whose warm, rich and melodic tone is perfect for Ward's brooding song.
Watch the full performance below! And learn more about the Solista CE on our website
December 19, 2014
Cordoba recently sponsered Ukulele Magazine's second annual Holly Jolly Ukulele Contest and the winners were announced today! Congratulations to ensemble winners Foggy Otis, who performed an original Christmas tune called "Feels Like Christmas" and solo winner Francis O'Keefe, who reinvisioned the holiday classic "Feliz Navidad" by adding some beat-boxing to his ukulele cover.
Foggy Otis will be receiving a Cordoba 35T-CE, and Francis will soon be the proud owner of a Cordoba 23T!
You can watch the winning videos below, and check out all of the entries at Ukulelemag.com.
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
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
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 recording—
You can find more affordable holiday options in our Iberia series here
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
for more promotions and chances to win Cordoba gear.