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By Greg Olwell

Cordoba is introducing two new ukuleles——at next week’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee.

Two new ukuleles expand on the format and design of the company’s top-seller, the all-mahogany Cordoba 15CM. First up is the 15CM-E concert, which has an undersaddle pickup and a matte ‘burst finish. And, for players who may want the popular concert-sized model, but with the room and voice of a tenor, the 15TM features similar appointments, scaled up to tenor size.

Though not technically a ukulele, the company’s new Mini SM-CE might appeal to players looking for a small instrument with an extended range. Billed as a travel-sized guitar, the six-string Mini SM-CE features a spalted maple body with a solid cedar top, a cutaway, and a pickup. It has a 20-inch scale and uses custom Aquila strings for an A-to-A tuning. (An E-tuning set is also available.)

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Cordoba 15CM-E concert uke, with a pickup, sunburst finish on a mahogany body.

Cordoba 15CM-E concert uke


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15CM-E Concert with pickup
  • Mahogany top, back, and sides, abalone-style rosette, cream body and fingerboard binding
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 35mm nut width, 375mm scale length
  • Matte edge-burst finish
  • Cordoba undersaddle pickup
  • Aquila Nylgut 7U strings
    $129.99 (street)

 

Cordoba 15TM tenor, with an all-mahogany body

Cordoba 15TM tenor uke

15TM Tenor
  • Mahogany top, back, and sides, abalone-style rosette, cream body and fingerboard binding
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 35mm nut width, 432mm scale length
  • Matte finishAquila Nylgut 10U strings
  • $99.99 (street)

 

Cordoba Mini SM-CE with a spalted maple back and sides

Cordoba Mini SM-CE “mini-guitar”

Mini SM-CE
  • Solid cedar top, spalted maple back, and sides, padauk binding
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 50mm nut width, 510mm scale length
  • Matte finish
  • Cordoba 2Band pickup
  • Aquila Mini strings
  • Cordoba gig bag
  • $329.99 (street)

 

For more information, visit Cordoba’s website.