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March 15, 2017
CMG is seeking a talented individual to fill the role of the Product Manager
position for its Cordoba & Guild brands of musical instruments. The main responsibilities for this position include product conception and planning for a wide range of guitars, ukuleles, as well as other guitar-related accessories with a focus on defining the product vision and specifications to ensure superior marketplace performance. Responsibilities also include the monitoring of sales trends and performance, lifecycle management, communicating with our overseas manufacturing partners, assisting in developing sales and marketing strategies, and following through on all issues pertaining to the product group. In tandem with the Director of Brand Management, and in cooperation with the Sales, Marketing, and Quality Assurance groups, the Product Manager will work on the development of marketing/sales strategies to include programs and plans to stimulate support, understanding, and sales of the product among the sales force, distributors, retailers, and consumers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Required Experience and Knowledge:
- The Product Manager will develop long range growth and competitive strategies; work closely with Brand Management and Marketing teams to ensure our new products are filled with features to meet changing market needs of the competitive landscape.
- Responsible for the launching of new products, the Product Manager will develop strategic plans to introduce a product, produce clear and precise specifications, drawings, and guides, oversee the product through engineering and manufacturing, and onto final production and throughout its lifecycle. and ongoing sales analysis to monitor and report sales results.
- The Product Manager will gather and compile continuous information on all pertinent competitive products, target customers, and maintain a data base on such to be communicated to Management. – The Product Manager is expected to be the subject matter expert (SME), with in-depth knowledge of all Cordoba, Guild, and related accessory products in their group and to maintain this level of knowledge for all new products as they are introduced. – The Product Manager will act as liaison as it relates to marketing issues (Web, Video, content, Advertising, etc.)
- Additional Product Manager duties may include producing demo videos, demonstrating at trade shows, written sales materials, and reporting activities.
- A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in product management or relevant work experience – Experience with musical products; knowledge of and ability to play guitar – Expertise with CAD and/or a 3D drawing and design software a plus
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability in basic Algebra concepts to calculate sales figures, pricing, margin, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Excellent teamwork and follow up skills
- Willingness to travel
CMG offers a competitive salary, bonus opportunities, full medical, dental, vision, 401K, and profit sharing plan for a well-qualified and ambitious individual. CMG is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
with “Product Manager” as the subject. No phone calls please.
*Please note that this job specification is not intended to be a complete list of duties, and additional responsibilities may be assigned and required by the direct supervisor or senior management as needed.
November 3, 2016
were both included in Reverb.com's roundup of the best ukuleles for beginners
"The 15CM is an accessible uke that doesn't feel like it was made exclusively for beginners. With all-mahognay construction and visual appointments like an abalone-style rosette and ivoroid binding, the Cordoba 15CM doesn't look or sound like a toy. Most importantly, the 15CM is incredibly playable," Peter Schu of Reverb writes.
On the 20BM, they say, "The comfortable rosewood fingerboard and longer length make this feel more like a small, four-string parlor guitar than a ukulele. Even if you've never played guitar, this is a great pick if you prefer deeper, more mellow tones over the snappy, high pitched jangles of smaller ukes."
Thanks for the love, Reverb! Click here to read the full article
August 9, 2016
has rated the Córdoba GK Studio Negra
the highest rated nylon string guitar between $500 - $1000 by the Gearank algorithm!
Gearank rates their guitars based on an alysis of market sentiment rather than the opinion of one editorial reviewer--so you know the GK Studio Negra is 100% awesome.
A few of the kind words for Gearank:
"Guitarists playing a wide range of styles from flamenco, classical, jazz, blues and folk have praised this instrument in their customer reviews. It has been expcetionally well received for both its unplugged and plugged in tone...this guitar is also one that many people have successfully transitioned to from steel string acoustics."
Gearank also included the C7-CE
("players were impressed with the tone and the solid cedar top") and the C3M
("generally regarded by the market place as a step up from the C40 models of other brands like Yamaha and Washburn") in their round up, both of which received impressively high ratings!
You can see the full roundup here
. Learn more about the GK Studio Negra here
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!
to see the full review on Guitar Interactive (page 188). Click here
to learn more about the Mini O.
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.
October 30, 2015
GuitarSite.com 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 GuitarSite.com's full roundup here.
October 29, 2015
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:
âÂÂÂÂ"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
August 19, 2015
Here at Córdoba Guitars, we always get excited by our new products and, obviously, heartily endorse them. But it's always nice to receive a little validation, right?
Córdoba products were featured in a few magazines this month as standouts from Summer NAMM in Nashville this past August (which you can read all about here
). Let's take a look at this feature on the new C5 in Sunburst from Guitar Player Magazine
Thanks Guitar Player
! We think they're stunning too. You can learn more about the C5 SB
and the C5-CE SB
on our website.
Classical Guitar Magazine featured the Córdoba Mini
in their roundup of new products as well:
The Córdoba Mini has indeed been generating quite the buzz among musicians, including Ukulele Magazine
and flamenco guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella
. Learn all about the Mini here
Like what you're seeing? Find a Córdoba dealer near you
to try out all of the newest Córdoba gear!
August 11, 2015
Polish magazine Gitarzysta recently reviewed the Córdoba GK Studio Negra! Here's a little excerpt from the article on their overall impressions:
"This hand-built guitar of Spanish character can go with both the dynamic genre of flamenco and the more typical classical composition. With good quality sound, above-average comfort, and a very good finish, this is the perfect choice of guitar for more advanced players, as well as beginner guitarists seeking a good quality nylon guitar. The GK Studio Negra will inspire the development of the guitar beginner and handles successfully even for serious players."
Gitarzysta was also impressed with the high-quality Fishman Presys Blend pickup and the graceful construction of the guitar's cutaway. In conclusion, the magazine gave the GK Studio Negra a 5.5 out of 6 stars in comfort, sound, structure and price.
For all of our Polish readers, enjoy the full article below! For all of our non-Polish speakers--enjoy the pictures! And learn more about the GK Studio Negra here.
August 4, 2015
recently reviewed the GK Studio, and we think it's safe to say that they were quite impressed. Here are a few of the highlights:
"Straight from its deluxe gig bag, this handmade thin body Flameno guitar has a stunning natural look, with contrasting wood colours and unique features: from the solid European spruce top to the cypress back and sides. The latter is one of the nicest looking tone woods and it particularly characterises this model."
About the construction
"Its 4mm two-way truss rod helps keep a consistent action and augments its longevity and sturdiness, particularly if you are planning to take this guitar on the road, which you could certainly do...The rosewood fingerboard helps in giving this very resonant guitar a mid-range, and even with its thin body, this guitar has a generous and well-balanced response all across its range."
"While the GK Studio was designed to play Flamenco, in my opinion this instrument is a very versatile guitar, which can be used to play and record a variety of genres, including Folk, Brazilian music such as Bossa Nova, Samba, and fingerstyle in general. Even if all you wanted to do was just explore some different tones to expand your horizons, this would be a good choice. The low action and cutaway make this guitar great in terms of playability and ergonomics."
also included a short demo of the GK Studio, which you can view here
You can learn more about the GK Studio here
, and make sure to read the whole review below!