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New Summer NAMM Córdobas!

June 23, 2016


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


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.


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). 


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. ​


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!


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.

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


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. 

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. 


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!



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!

Comments Includes the Mini O in Best Travel Guitars Roundup

October 30, 2015

            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's full roundup here.


Córdoba included in Parlor Guitar Roundup

October 29, 2015

Parlor Guitars recently included two Córdoba Guitars in their roundup of top parlor and small classical guitars, and we're pretty excited for our lil' guys! Check out their reviews:

On the Córdoba Requinto 580:


"From its humble beginnings, Cordoba has grown into one of the biggest nylon string guitar manufacturers in the world today. As expected, Cordoba is not afraid to produce non-conventional variations of their nylon string guitars, and one of these which falls under the parlor guitar category is the Requinto 580. This 1/2 size guitar comes packed with impressive features and for its size and it plays surprisingly similar to standard size instruments. This small guitar features a solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides, a traditional combination that works great for nylon stringed instruments. It even comes with traditional 5-fan Torres style bracing so it can reproduce genuine Spanish tones in spite of being small. Because of its compact size, the scale length is shorter at 22.8, which results in beginner friendly playability. To compensate, they strung this guitar with high tension strings so that it can be played in standard tuning. Other features include hand-inlaid wood rosette, and Indian rosewood detailing. While it can be a little too small for some players, professionals will appreciate it's elegant look and genuine sound."

On the Córdoba C9 Parlor:


​"There's no denying that the C9 Parlor is a cool looking instrument. Far from being an entry level guitar, the Cordoba C9 Parlor sports an all solid wood construction, with either a solid Canadian cedar or solid European spruce top, paired with solid mahogany back and sides. Following traditional Spanish style guitar building, the top is supported by a fan bracing pattern which allows for more surface area vibration, resulting in improved projection and articulation. Interestingly, Cordoba opted for a shorter 22.75" scale length, which better explains the "Parlor" label, meaning that it looks like a classical guitar, but plays like a parlor guitar. Nut width is narrower but still close to standard specs at 1.97"."

Thanks for the affirmation, Parlor Guitars! You can read the full roundup here. Learn more about the Requinto 580 here, and more about the C9 Parlor here

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