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Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele  
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      Cordoba

      An eco-friendly ukulele made of bambo.

      The 25SB is Cordoba's most eco-friendly ukulele. The all-solid bamboo body, bamboo bridge, and bamboo fretboard gives this model a unique, seamless and simple look.

      Features
      • Solid Bamboo Top
      • Solid Bamboo Back & Sides
      • Matte Finish
      • Bamboo Fingerboard

      Enjoy this unique ukulele. Order today.

       

      25SB Soprano Ukulele Specifications:

      • Top: Solid Bamboo
      • Back & Sides: Solid Bamboo
      • Bridge: Bamboo
      • Finish: Natural (satin)
      • Neck/Fingerboard: Bamboo, 13-1/2" Scale Length
      • Nut/Saddle: bone
      • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl inlays on the 5,7,10
      • Number of Frets: 12 total
      • Body Width & Length: Width is 123mm (4-7/8") at the upper bout and 170mm (6-3/4") at lower bout. About 530mm (20-7/8") in total length.
      • Body Depth: 60mm (2-3/8") at lower bout, 52mm (2") at upper bout
      • Tuning Machines: Silver with ebonized buttons
      • Strings: Aquila Nylgut
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      Cordoba25SB Soprano Ukulele
       
      4.6

      (based on 9 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

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      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      • 2 Stars

         

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      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (8)
      • Consistent (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (5)
        • Back-up (4)
        • Concerts (4)
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        4.0

        Great Little Uke

        By Ukutasto

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

          This is a great little ukulele. Sounds nice, looks great! I got a great deal on is so I have no complaints at all! I was looking to get a nice soprano ukulele just for fun. And I love this one!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          indestructible beauty

          By podroogi

          from Joshua Tree, CA

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Loud
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

            I live in the desert - average 7% humidity. I have two to four humidifiers in my uke cases and I just barely achieve 40%. Bamboo is almost unresponsive to humidity changes. It's perfect for this climate or for travelling through various climates. It has a great sound and excellent setup. The arched back and all-bamboo construction give it an extraordinary look. Perhaps because of the cutaway (and maybe the arched back), the resonant frequency of the body is very close to "C", so the third string is a little boomey, but I compensate with a higher tension string there. A great uke for the price.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderfuly Unique for a Great Price

            By RLogan0331

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good intonation
            • Good Tone
            • Nice To Look At
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

              I got mine yesterday from a local music store. I was not expecting to purchase a new uke but I enjoyed playing this one so much, i couldn't pass it up for the great price that the store offered!

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice!

              By konut

              from WA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

                  I echo MTNGRLs sentiments for the most part. Always wanted a uke and the 1 day deal price plus the cut away design sealed the deal.Was leery about cracks and poor construction, commented about in online reviews, but those worries were dispelled when the unit arrived. I was assured over the phone when I ordered that if I was not satisfied I could return the instrument.

                  A little deeper(size wise) than most ukes and the slightly curved back is a nice touch. I lived in Hawaii for 20 years and also have been in the sound business so I know what good ukes sound like. The 25SB has outstanding tone and sustain. Projects very well. Even for a novice like me its a pleasure to noodle around on. Really encourages you to pick it up and practice.

                  I was not fond of the high C tuning so I went to my local music store and tried to buy a low G string. They claimed they didn't have any for a soprano. While looking at their ukulele display I noticed a concert size uke with a low C set and asked if that low G would work and they realizes that it would. I can't remember which guitar string they said it really was(its a wound string). Strung it on the 25SB and it sounds outstanding!

                  Sales associate was genial, free shipping was great, instrument sounds fine, a pleasure to play. 5 stars!

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  OK

                  By Daddy-O

                  from America, the beautiful.

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Well Assembled

                  Cons

                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

                    Good quality assembly (Grover tuners, nice joinery at the seams, arched back construction) but the tone was flat and muffled sounding. I suppose that is from a combination of small size and a lot of resin in the bamboo. Another problem was a very high nut that would have required a luthier to adjust it. All things considered, not right for my wife.

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                    5.0

                    Thumbs up!

                    By folkhead

                    from Northern Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

                        Looks good, sounds good, feels good, and holds tune. I like it.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Newbie Loves This

                        By Atomic Mama

                        from Belfast, ME

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

                          I, too, got this uke on a Daily Deal. I had been playing a plywood tenor learner-grade instrument, upgraded to a Ohana CK-35S concert uke (very pretty! Pearl tuners! All mahogany!), but then this one showed up and I took a gamble.

                          It is LOVELY. Great bright tone, with a different sound than the Ohana (which is very mellow). It is shaped distinctively, with a bowed-out back, and feels good to hold and play.

                          And it looks just like my bamboo chopping block in the kitchen :-)

                          Really, it's a beautiful, petite blonde that YOU'd like to take out ...

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                          4.0

                          Bamboo: Who Knew?

                          By SnohManCo

                          from Colorado

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

                              Who knew bamboo would be a decent tone wood? This little uke has a good sound and, for its size, a relatively big voice. To enhance the tone, I cut and shaped a bone saddle to replace the stock plastic saddle: it was an easy and worthwhile mod. The fret work was very good and the tuners are quite good. Recommended.

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                              (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Sweet little thing!

                              By MTNGRL

                              from Colorado

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Cordoba 25SB Soprano Ukulele:

                                I never do reviews, but since there are really none out there on this uke, here we go . . .

                                I got this as a Musician's Friend "Stupid Deal of the Day" and boy did this turn out to be a great deal! I had always wanted a uke and I heard horror stories about the cheapies not keeping tune or even being able to be tuned, etc. I didn't want to spend $100 and have a uke that annoyed me or sounded just bad or needed constant tuning. So, when I saw this stupid deal, I figured, what the heck, NOW IS THE TIME! Carpe Diem!

                                Before pulling the trigger, I looked this uke up on You Tube so I could hear it and I searched for reviews. I went on some uke forums too. Not much out there. I found only one very detailed comparison review on this uke and I was a little concerned that I might be throwing money out the window. One review I read compared this green gal to the "green" bamboo eco-friendly Paulene and it talked about this uke having cracks, "butt" glue, bad lines, etc. There were some pros though over the Paulene. Well, when I opened up the box this bamboo uke just looked darling and had no cracks, sloppy glue, bad lines or any issues for that matter. The frets were in good shape and blended in and had no cheap sharp edges. They didn't look like they were an afterthought just lying there beneath the strings. I gave it a few strums and WOW, I immediately named this tiny little thing, "Bertha." (yes, my friend is still laughing).

                                Sure she looks simple and a little plain and maybe too plain for some, but she is a "looker" none the same. Although this sounds weird, being plain actually makes this uke stand out. She certainly isn't shaped like most ukes which adds to her simple and let me take a look again, "mystique."

                                This uke is advertised as a green uke. There aren't many ukes out there that look like this and are made of bamboo (which also sort of made me wonder re the sound). This uke looks much better in person and the lines are tight, clean and balanced. Bamboo is strong as all get out and the one thing you won't have to worry about is expansion and contraction with the air/weather. You can't go wrong with Aquila strings either. Sure maybe some inlay or a design around the sound hole would be nice, but you will get over it once you play this uke. Plus your arm is covering it anyway so get over it. And, like I said, being "plain" actually does make this uke stand out.

                                Out of the box she was not surprisingly tuned a bit low. The uke, however, tuned up very quickly with a chromatic tuner (get the Snark if you don't already have one). Would she stay in tune? That was the question. I played some chords solo and then I played with my friend and her acoustic guitar.

                                All I can say is what a NICE, SWEET SOUNDING surprise!!! This uke sounded great on her own and with the acoustic guitar. Nice tone and strong for a soprano. She can hold her own. Who would have thought that bamboo would sound this nice? I sure didn't. I am no longer a doubter even though I did find some bamboo uke sound bites online which I liked. We ended up playing longer than we thought we would (because this uke sounded GREAT!) and my "doubting" friend, even picked it up and said hmmmm, let me give it a try and she had a lot of fun! We played some songs and this uke just sounded nice. Very nice.

                                Later on my young son picked it up and played for a while as any kid who does not have any training or idea what he is doing. He strummed away with quite a bit of boldness in his "I am going to rock the world" (with a uke no less!) boy way. Despite the "abuse" this uke held up and stayed in tune! Oh, and re tuning, I am looking forward to not having to keep tuning this uke on and on for the first few weeks which is what can happen with cheaper models. None of that here! Re strength, there is some picture on line with a guy doing a handstand on a bamboo uke so there you go! Not that all of us will go out there doing this, but it just goes to show you that bamboo Bertha is strong.

                                Although a bit pricey without the stupid deal, this bamboo, green-friendly uke would be great as a take everywhere uke or to have lying around the house to just pick up and play. You can let kids pick it up and you won't have to worry. I know I wouldn't shudder if I let it lie around the campsite or passed it around a song circle, etc.

                                I am impressed. Indeed, I really, really, really lucked out. I got a super silly great price off the MSRP and the fact she got a name right away told me and everyone else, that she's a keeper.

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