Debuting in 1997, Cordoba is a relative newcomer to the acoustic guitar market. Yet, the instruments' playability, sound and design based on Spanish luthier techniques quickly established Cordoba as a favorite among professionals and students.
Today, key characteristics define a Cordoba acoustic guitar. The design is rooted in Spanish techniques, whether for a classical or flamenco model. Beyond the still-handmade construction, the instrument feels relatively light, no matter which size you're using. As well, Cordoba focuses intensely on the tonewoods used, resulting in a warm, resonant sound that amplifies and adds depth to your playing. At the same time, Cordoba's team is aware of various player needs and crafts guitars with a choice of pickup and cutaway options without compromising its heritage.
Located in Santa Monica, Cordoba was started by Tim Miklaucic over 20 years ago to preserve the craftsmanship of the classical guitar. To get the line off the ground, Miklaucic sought input from classical guitar professionals. Edmund Blöchinger helped develop the España series, Pepe Romero, Jr., assisted with the development of a ukulele-guitar hybrid designed to improve playability, and inspiration from Antonio de Torres, Miguel Rodriguez and Hermann Hauser for the Master Series.
On the more affordable end, the Cordoba C5 and C7 retain Spanish construction and tone while featuring a laminate back and are considered an entry- to intermediate-level acoustic guitar for students.
Today, while Cordoba acoustic guitars uphold their heritage, they feature three neck options for playability:
- Traditional: This is a wider neck that's designed for classical playing. Cordoba adds a flat fingerboard and U-shaped neck.
- Cutaway-Electric: The Cutaway is a hybrid style that's in between the Traditional and narrower Fusion.
- Fusion: This crossover neck style offers a thinner nut width, rounded profile, and curved, radiused fingerboard and is ideal for players with smaller hands. Instruments may also have a pickup.
Find Cordoba Acoustic Guitars at Alamo Music Center
Shop a range of Cordoba acoustic guitars for beginner to more advanced players at Alamo Music Center, in addition to select ukuleles. Get to know your instrument with trial lessons, and we offer multiple financing and layaway options, including 12- to 48-month no-interest financing at times.