The Cuatro is a Venezuelan instrument. Most players strum the instrument (the reason for the tap plate built seamlessly on the upper bout), and the Cuatro's sound tends to serve as a rhythmic and harmonic base. Popular for its simplistic design and its compact size (20.5" or 521mm scale length), the Cuatro is a versatile instrument fit for all styles and varieties of music. Cordoba's Cuatro is made with a solid Spruce top, mahogany back and sides and a mahogany tap plate.  Our Cuatros are tuned to D-G-B-E (standard Baritone ukulele tuning). Aquila Cuatro strings can be purchased here.


Traditionally the Cuatro is tuned to the standard A-D-F#-B. It is tuned in a similar fashion to the traditional D tuning of the ukulele, but the A and B are an octave lower. Consequently, the same fingering can be used to shape the chords, but it produces a different inversion of each chord.

TopSolid Spruce Top
Back & SidesMahogany
Binding/BridgeRosewood bridge
RosetteAll natural wood inlaid
FinishSatin (matte) finish, natural color
Neck/FingerboardMahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard
Scale Length511mm (20.125")
Nut Width38mm (1.5")
String Spacing at Saddle39mm
Fret Marker InlaysMarkers on the 3, 5, 7, 9, 12
Number of Frets14 frets total
Body Width & Length174mm width at upper bout / 255mm width at lower bout / 800mm (31.5") in total length
Overall Length30.75"
Body Depth70mm at upper bout / 79mm at lower bout
Tuning MachinesChrome Tuning Machines
StringsAquila Baritone ukulele treble strings / D'Addario wound bass strings
Tap Plate/Pick GuardMahogany
Specs are subject to change.