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Inspirations, announcements and other fun stuff from Cordoba Guitars!
January 11, 2017
New 2017 Cordobas are here, and there's a little something for everyone! Keep scrolling to see what's on tap for the new year!
Updated 25 Series
The Cordoba 25 Series embodies the charm of traditional ukulele ornamentation combined with the striking natural figure of acacia, an exotic tropical wood closely related to koa, the beloved tonewood native to Hawaii. These ukuleles feature a solid exotic acacia top and figured acacia back and sides, providing a bright, round and familiar voice. The 25 Series represents the very roots of the ukulele itself, incorporating a wooden rope-style top binding with a herringbone rosette and tie block, hearkening to the old-world origins of the instrument. Other features include a thinly applied satin finish, bone nut and saddle, and Aquila strings, appealing to discerning customers who are shopping for a tasteful and authentic ukulele. These ukes are available in soprano, concert, tenor, and tenor cutaway sizes.
The CE Custom elegantly balances traditional and contemporary nylon guitar design. Córdoba combined first hand experience researching historical instruments for the Master series with its most popular modern features. The result? A premium stage-ready cutaway nylon guitar. Whether providing increased functionality for the traditional performer or offering a comfortable alternative for the steel string player, the Córdoba CE Custom strikes the perfect chord for any style.
The CE Custom features all-solid premium tonewoods including a lightly braced solid western red cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and hand-bent sides. The comfortable, slim C-shape Spanish cedar neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard and joins the body using a traditional Spanish heel for optimal resonance and stability. The contemporary styling of this model is highlighted by exotic snakewood body binding, with genuine mother-of-pearl used for the rosette and Córdoba's arches logo on the headstock. The robust tone of the CE Custom can be amplified using the on-board L.R. Baggs Anthem SL Classical electronics, providing an incredibly natural sound thanks to the combination of an undersaddle element and internal microphone. The CE Custom is handcrafted by Córdoba's talented Master Builders in the California Workshop and ships in a Córdoba deluxe humidified hardshell case.
Protégé by Córdoba C1M Family
The C1M is the perfect nylon string guitar for any aspiring guitarist. Part of the Protégé by Cordoba line, the C1M was developed to provide young players with a comfortable, great sounding first guitar at an affordable price. Drawing on generations of Spanish guitar-making tradition, we carefully chose quality materials for incredible sound, and prioritized comfort, playability, and attractive aesthetics to create truly inspiring instruments with which students can effectively learn and grow. Every Protégé C1M model is built with the combination of a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, a comfortable, slim neck profile, rosewood bridge and fingerboard, traditional-style mosaic rosette, gold tuning machines, and a matte polyurethane finish. Like all Cordoba instruments, C1M models feature premium Savarez strings and an adjustable truss rod to ensure a straight neck for the life of the instrument. Offered in full, half, three-quarter, and one-quarter sizes.