Mike Celestino from InsideTheMagic.com recently interviewed Pixar Production Designer Harley Jessup ahead of the US release of Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Harley gives some insider information about how we were chosen to partner with Disney/Pixar and what the process of designing the Coco x Córdoba Collection was like.
“We met with a number of guitar companies, but we knew from the first meeting that Córdoba shared our same creative vision for this collaboration,” says Harley. “The Córdoba team was inspired by Miguel and his story, which resonated with them as musicians and reminded them of their own personal stories. Córdoba continues to challenge the definition of the acoustic guitar without sacrificing the authenticity of its heritage.”
On the Replica guitar, which is based on Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar from the film, Harley says, “We tried to help with the visual details, but the quality of the instrument was all from Córdoba. Unlike the guitar-makers at Córdoba, we didn’t have to worry about how the guitar would sound — it just needed to look fantastic! We sent detailed pictures of the skull guitar to Córdoba and last summer we got to visit the L.A. studio of master luthier, German Vazquez Rubio, to see the first guitar in progress.The replica version of Ernesto’s guitar is a masterpiece of craftsmanship.”
Read the whole review here. Keep scrolling to hear more from the Coco x Córdoba collection.