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About Córdoba Guitars

Classical vs. Flamenco

Although classical and flamencos share the same background, their modern incarnations have some important differences! Classical guitars require a buzz-free tone that is only achieved by slightly higher action and some relief in the neck. Some concert players even prefer a much higher set-up to accommodate this buzz-free tone at…

A Guide to Tone Woods

Cordoba instruments come in many different tone wood combinations! Are you unsure of which one will give you the sound you want? Use this handy dandy chart to figure out where to start. Please note that these are merely suggestions to get you started. Describing the way a guitar sounds…

All About the Fusion Series

The four main features of Cordoba's Fusion guitars are a thinner neck profile, a radiused fingerboard, the option of 12 or 14 frets to the body and a variety of wood and pickup options.

Radiused Fingerboards

Our Fusion series guitars bridge the gap between the steel string and nylon string world. While traditional classical guitars are built with a wide and flat fingerboard, Fusion guitars have a narrower slightly curved, or radiused, fingerboard similar to a steel-string or electric guitar. The curve is not easily noticed…

Getting to Know the Baritone Uke

The 20BM, baritone ukulele is a unique addition to the Córdoba ukulele line. Not quite as big as a 1/8 size guitar, but much bigger than the tenor ukulele, we thought an intro to this cool instrument was in order. The "bari uke" is one of the most approachable instruments for beginners.…

Tutorials

How to Play Fingerstyle Guitar

In this video, learn the basics of fingerstyle technique in under five minutes! Iren Arutyunyan uses PIMA fingerings throughout the demo (skip to 0:33 for a quick explanation) and then guides you through meters 2-8 with examples of how they fit into popular songs.

Different Ukulele Tunings

In this short video, we'll explain the standard ukulele tuning (G C E A) and some alternate tunings that are possible with alternative string sets (Low G tuning, E B D G baritone tuning, and A D F# B Cuatro tuning). For you guitar players out there, check out the…

How to Dial in your Fishman Presys Blend Pickup

We’ve partnered with our friends at Fishman to put together some tips on how to properly use the Fishman Presys Blend pickup that is installed in some Cordoba models. This pickup offers the ability to blend an internal microphone with an under saddle piezo. For large stages where feedback can…

Lessons From a Lefty

With so many guitar tutorials out there, we realize that left handed players sometimes feel a little left out. Cordoba ambassador, Miche Fambro, is filling that gap with his video series, "Lessons From a Lefty". You can watch them all on his YouTube channel, or browse through them right here! Miche plays…

Maintenance

How to Change Strings on a Classical or Nylon String Guitar

Restringing your classical or nylon string guitar is simple. Here's a quick and easy video on how to put new strings on your guitar in just 3 minutes!

How to Change Your Ukulele Strings

Tying new strings on your ukulele is easy with this quick tutorial! When your strings start to feel like they are wearing thin or when you start to lose intonation, it's probably time to put new strings on your ukulele. Learn how to do it correctly in just a matter…

All About Humidity

Introduction Educating yourself about the effects of humidity on your guitar is one of the best ways to insure its integrity and lifespan. Your guitar is a living, breathing entity that is easily affected by its surrounding environment. Although the woods used in the making of your guitar are carefully…

Why is My Soundboard Rippled?

The lightweight construction and thin woods used on Cordoba Guitars significantly contribute to the rich sound for which these instruments are revered. Keep in mind that these materials are quite delicate and can exhibit behaviors guitars with thicker woods and/or which are more heavily built do not. A question that we commonly hear is, “I am seeing suspicious ‘rippling’ or…

Good Buzzing vs. Bad Buzzing

Don't fret over buzz! In this video, Andrew explains the difference between good buzz and bad buzz on a nylon string guitar. He'll describe how we set up classical and flamenco guitars and how the two set ups make a difference in fret buzz for the different styles of playing.…

Where is the Buzz?: Locating and Resolving Unwanted Vibrations

Two kinds of buzzing generally occur*: Body buzz – often a result of electronic components rattling around Fret buzz – usually from the action being set too low Step 1: Check for Body Buzz If your guitar is an acoustic-electric model, the first step is to check for is loose…

How to Adjust Your Truss Rod

All Córdoba 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…

How to Install a Guitar Strap

Many Cordoba instruments with onboard Fishman electronics will already have one strap button integrated into the output jack. If a strap button needs to be added to the bottom of the guitar, we recommend installing it halfway between the top and back of the guitar, where the two sides meet…