Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele Review
The ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument which can produce some of the best sounds out of all the stringed instruments. But often this instrument is considered as a child’s guitar! But don’t worry this isn’t anything serious. It’s just a mere sarcasm.
You will always feel tempted when you see a ukulele and will always want to touch and play the instrument a bit. That’s the best part of a ukulele. So as a beginner if you want to start playing a uke, the Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele is the best choice for you. Its production style is unique. One of the most well-known guitar designers in the world, Pepe Romero Junior designed this particular model. He and his partners wanted to revolutionize the design of ukulele so that the instruments look more like a guitar and have good resonance.
If you are new to the ukulele world like me, then you should better know some things before buying a ukulele. Cheap and bad ukuleles are not durable and the sounds are not resonant at all whereas good ukes like this produce a crisp sound that’s concert-worthy. We hope this Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele review would help you to understand a great deal about ukes and the product itself.
When you start looking for ukuleles in the market, you will see ukes of different shapes and designs. But generally, Ukuleles come with acoustic guitar shape or figure eight shape. The Cordoba Concert Ukulele comes with figure eight shape. This shape is comfortable to hold when played by sitting down.
The total length of the body is 23 inches and the scale length is 15 inches. Though the product is light and portable, it has a nice satin finish for enhanced durability which protects the ukulele from damage.
This sleek tone-giant uke is totally handmade. Ivoroid binding is used to frame the edges of the mahogany body resulting in the color of the wood. Dark rosewood is used to make the bridge and fretboard contrasting the mahogany and giving an elegant look.
This ukulele has won the hearts of many uke lovers because of its sound, string, material etc. A lot depends on the body features of an instrument. An instruments rigidity, sound quality changes because of body features. So, it’s very important to know them. In this Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele review we will try to notify you with some of the features:
The neck of Cordoba is also composed of Mahogany material which has a great contribution to the great sound produced by the uke. Besides the product has a solid ivoroid binding that makes it durable and convenient to hold
Rosette wood material is considered as one of the best materials to be used for ukuleles. It helps to produce great sound and makes the ukulele durable. That’s why the manufacturers have used quality rosewood materials to make the bridge of the instrument.
Unlike other brands of ukulele, you don’t have to tune this all the time. The tune pegs of the instrument are of great quality. It is easy to tune and the tune maintains for weeks or months.
The body of Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele is made of Mahogany material. Mahogany gives a warm tone and makes the sound soothing to our ears and besides the sound is also resonant and loud making it a perfect product for concerts.
The mahogany wood makes the uke very light and easy to carry. Though it’s durable, it’s always safe to carry a case with such instruments. But the case is not included with the pricing of the uke generally. You need to purchase it separately.
Let us look at the specifics of the product once again to have a clear idea:
- Top – Mahogany
- Back & Sides – Mahogany
- Binding/Bridge – Ivoroid binding, Rosewood bridge
- Finish – Matte (satin)
- Neck – Mahogany
- Fingerboard – Rosewood
- Nut/Saddle – composite
- Fingerboard Inlays – 5, 7, 10, 12
- Number of Frets – 14 to the body, 18 totals
- Body Width & Length – 6 inches at upper bout / 8.4 inches at lower bout /24 inches in total length
- Body Depth – 70mm
- Tuning Machines – Chrome with pearl buttons
- Strings – Aquila Nylgut
If we consider the tonal spectrum we will see that this ukulele comes between the smaller soprano and larger tenor that is it has a fuller tone than the soprano. Although the instruments are tuned to the same key, the concert ukulele is longer. Longer neck results in more tension on the strings and that means the instrument is less likely to fall out of tune from fretting.
Cordoba delivers great sound quality at a lower price than suppose Hawaiian Koa, a traditional material used for ukulele. Cheaper instruments which mix woods cannot offer sound like this product. Since this uke is made entirely of mahogany, it can provide a great sound quality.
Pros and Cons:
Knowing about the pros and cons are the best way to choose any product. Just like everything, S6 also has its ups and downs. Let’s have a look at them:
- Almost as loud as a good guitar.
- One piece of wood is used to make the neck and the heel.
- Lightweight as a result of a good portable instrument.
- Attractive body due to the satin finish.
- Easy to hold and play. As a result, perfect for beginners.
- Despite being lightweight, it is durable.
- Warm and soothing tone.
- Only available in a figure-eight shape.
- The stretching of the strings takes a little time to maintain the tune.
- Almost sound like a guitar. Many might not be looking for it.
- Sometimes slight hum might be produced. But a bit servicing would remove the problem.
In this Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele review, we have seen many specialties and shortcomings of the ukulele. To summarize, it can be easily said that this uke is a perfect one for starters and concerts. You can always find cheaper ukuleles in the market. But those will just give a meddling sound nothing near to a quality uke. But this uke will give you the perfect start and you can hold on to this when you are an expert too. So our verdict is that this product is the perfect one that you can get at this price