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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
"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.
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:
âÂÂ"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.