How do I get replacement parts for my instrument?
If you need tuning machines, we ask that you send in photographs detailing the problem, as well as the date and place you purchased your instrument. If the electronics on your guitar are malfunctioning, please return to the dealer you purchased your instrument from, and have them give us a call. This is only to insure that you are within your window for warranty service. We also sell replacement tuning machines online at our shop. Please note that depending on the age of your instrument, specific parts that you request may or may not be available.
What is the optimal humidity level for my Cordoba guitar?
We recommend that you keep your guitar within a temperature range of 60 F to 85 F, and a relative humidity of 45% to 65%. Please see our section on How to Care for Your Guitar.
The top of my guitar looks like it is rippling. Is this normal?
How do I use the truss rod inside my guitar?
All Cordoba Guitars come equipped with a lightweight, two-way truss rod that allows you to adjust the amount of relief in your guitar’s neck, or the amount of natural bow in the neck. This practical feature provides a solution for when a guitar’s neck changes due to climate fluctuations or wood movement by allowing you to return the amount of relief to your original preference. You will turn the Allen wrench that came with your guitar counter-clockwise to add relief or a correct a back bow, and turn clockwise to reduce relief or correct too much forward bow.
Remember that adjusting your truss rod even an eighth of an inch can make a substantial difference in how easily the guitar plays. The neck of your guitar is not supposed to be straight; the optimal amount of relief is between .003′ and .008′ on the bass side, and slightly less on the treble side. If you’re reluctant to make this adjustment yourself, bring your guitar to any authorized Cordoba dealer where a technician will be happy to help you.
Can I put steel strings on my nylon string guitar?
We strongly advise against using steel strings on any nylon string guitar. Doing so will cause irreparable damage to the guitar’s bridge, soundboard, neck and tuning machines, and will void the original warranty.
What is the meaning behind the three square/arch logo that I see on your website and on the headstock of some of your guitars?
You are referring to our arches logo, a design that we incorporated onto the headstock of some of our non-traditional and cutaway-electric models. This logo was inspired by the famous red and white double arches in the Mezquita Catedral in Cordoba, Spain. These arches are renowned as the city of Cordoba’s greatest structural achievement, and we wanted to pay homage to that.
Córdoba Dealers & Buying a Córdoba
Can I purchase a guitar directly from you?
Which dealer in my area has the instrument I’m looking for in stock?
How can I find out how much a certain model costs?
I do not live in the United States. How can I get a Cordoba guitar?
How can I become an authorized Cordoba dealer?
I need a new saddle (or nut) for my guitar, how can I acquire one?
Specs & Country of Origin
Do you have a spec comparison chart?
How does Cordoba source the wood used on Cordoba guitars and ukuleles?
Where is the serial number on my guitar?
Your serial number will be located inside the soundhole, up towards the headstock. Please note that serial numbers for the following models are not logged in our system: Protege by Córdoba, UP100, GP100, CP100, CP110, C3M, C3M Cadete, Requinto Cadete, Dolce, C5, C5-CE, C5-CET, C5-CEBK, C5-CETBK, La Playa Travel, La Playa Travel SS, La Playa Ukulele, Minis, and all ukuleles except for the 25 series and 30 series.