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Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele Natural

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Cordoba ukuleles capture the charm of traditional Portuguese ornamentation and exotic woods. Completely handmade, the 20TM-CE is a tenor sized ukulel...Click To Read More About This Product

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Handmade construction with a solid mahogany top, soft cutaway and active electronics.

Cordoba ukuleles capture the charm of traditional Portuguese ornamentation and exotic woods. Completely handmade, the 20TM-CE is a tenor sized ukulele with a solid mahogany top and mahogany back and sides. It features a soft cutaway and Cordoba electronics so that you can plug and play right away.

This tenor ukulele makes an excellent travelling companion. It has more volume and a deeper tone than smaller ukuleles, yet is still compact enough to take anywhere. It can be tuned several ways with the most frequent tuning being G4-C4-E4-A4.

FEATURES
  • Tenor sized body for increased volume and comfortable fingering
  • Beautiful solid mahogany top and laminate back & sides
  • Smooth mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • All natural wood rosette inlay
  • Cordoba UK2000q 2-band active preamp/pickup system

Enjoy the sweet sound of this Cordoba wherever you are. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Top: Solid Mahogany
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding/Bridge: Rosewood bridge
  • Rosette: All natural wood inlay in a herringbone pattern
  • Finish: Matte (satin)
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard
  • Scale Length: 430mm (17")
  • Nut Width: 35mm (1 3/8")
  • Fret Marker Inlays: Pearl inlays on the 5,7,10 ,12
  • Nut/Saddle: Composite
  • Number of Frets: 14 to body, 18 total
  • Body Width & Length: 231mm (9 1/8") width at lower bout / 173mm at upper bout / 26.25" in total length
  • Body Depth: 79mm (3 1/8") at lower bout / 67mm at upper bout
  • Turning Machines: Chrome with Pearl buttons
  • Strings: Aquila Nylgut
  • Electronics: Cordoba UK2000q 2Band Active Piezo
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Cordoba20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Classical Guitar Tone & Feel

I have played ukulele for several years now, and have become enamored with Cordoba's instruments, a relationship that started with their guitars years ago.
I now own three Cordobas: The 55FCE...Read complete review

I have played ukulele for several years now, and have become enamored with Cordoba's instruments, a relationship that started with their guitars years ago.
I now own three Cordobas: The 55FCE guitar, the 20CM uke, and as of today, this 20TM-CE.

I'm blown away by this thing. I do a lot of street performing, and this little guy has some serious projection, and gorgeous, warm tones. While it feels and sounds on-par with classical guitars when fingerpicked, it can also put out some high-octane tones if rhythmic strumming is called for, and i haven't even plugged it in yet!

The satin finish is smooth and even, which feels wonderful on the neck, and the attention to detail is breathtaking.

I highly recommend this ukulele to beginners and pros alike.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice uke, except for one thing..

This is a nice sounding instrument, however, the machine heads are very loose. Lots of play between the gears. You will never keep it in tune unless you replace them.Read complete review

This is a nice sounding instrument, however, the machine heads are very loose. Lots of play between the gears. You will never keep it in tune unless you replace them.

If you decide to buy it, ask for a discount to offset the cost of a set of gears (I replaced them with Grover 9NB Sta-Tite) You will have to drill new screw holes to install them, but you will have a nice, in-tune instrument.

I have attached a pic of new machine heads; If you look closely, you can see the old screw holes.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classical Guitar Tone & Feel

By RocktheProject

from Ann Arbor, Mi

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Attention To Detail
  • Consistent
  • Excellent Projection
  • Full Warm Tone
  • Sexy Lines
  • Strong
  • Well-built

Cons

  • Wish I'd Gotten 2 Of 'em

Best Uses

  • Busking
  • Concerts
  • Street-performing

Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

I have played ukulele for several years now, and have become enamored with Cordoba's instruments, a relationship that started with their guitars years ago.
I now own three Cordobas: The 55FCE guitar, the 20CM uke, and as of today, this 20TM-CE.

I'm blown away by this thing. I do a lot of street performing, and this little guy has some serious projection, and gorgeous, warm tones. While it feels and sounds on-par with classical guitars when fingerpicked, it can also put out some high-octane tones if rhythmic strumming is called for, and i haven't even plugged it in yet!

The satin finish is smooth and even, which feels wonderful on the neck, and the attention to detail is breathtaking.

I highly recommend this ukulele to beginners and pros alike.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really good uke!

By Tallulah's Daddy

from Portland, Oregon

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

    I received this uke for my birthday, and I felt like I needed to write a review. Right out of the box, this ukulele felt alive in my hands. Well intonated, sweet tone, and great looking to boot! I feel that maybe the previous reviewer had unreal expectations (wanted it to sound like a guitar?) because my Cordoba sounds GREAT! Nice full, balanced tone. As far as staying in tune, as with all nylon stringed instruments, you have to tune it several times before it starts to hold a tuning. I have only had this for two days, and it stays in tune very well. The preamp is nothing to write home about, but if you need to be amplified, it works very well. I would highly recommend this ukulele to anyone who needs a nice sounding ukulele and will need to plug it in occasionally.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just as good after 3 years

    By The Tie Guy

    from Cambridge, IA

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Smooth Feel

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

    I've had this for 3 years now and it still plays like a champion. It has a nice crisp tone to it that stuck out to me once I got it. It looks really nice, there is no buzzing on it, the pre amp works just fine, and it stays in tune nicely. I play in a band with some of my friends and this thing has been played rough while I would jump around and it still has the same crisp sound. I am very proud to own this ukulele and glad to have chosen it. It is very outstanding compaired to all my friends' ukuleles.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent sound quality ukelele

    By Cruzin

    from Tallahassee, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Excellent Tone
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Group Jam Sessions

    Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

    I wanted a uke that would hold its tone and resonate after picking the string and this uke does exactly that. The quality is there, the tone is there. I love this Ukelele.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice uke, except for one thing..

    By Mark

    from Mt. Pleasant, SC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

      This is a nice sounding instrument, however, the machine heads are very loose. Lots of play between the gears. You will never keep it in tune unless you replace them.

      If you decide to buy it, ask for a discount to offset the cost of a set of gears (I replaced them with Grover 9NB Sta-Tite) You will have to drill new screw holes to install them, but you will have a nice, in-tune instrument.

      I have attached a pic of new machine heads; If you look closely, you can see the old screw holes.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Uke

      By MLC

      from Delaware

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong
      • Well built

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

        I was very pleased with the setup from the factory. Quality is well above many other brands. I tried several of this model at different locations and only one was average. The others were all very well setup.

        Tone is a little different than many ukes. Not bad, just a little different. You notice it is a little brighter as soon as you play it. Probably due to the decent nylgut strings on it from the factory.

        I only wish they made this model with the pickup in the concert size also.

        (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        So close...

        By theDude

        from NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Firewood
            • Practicing

            Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

            I bought this ukulele looking to step up from my Luna Honu Soprano Uke. I've only had this for a few days but I actually find my Honu has a richer tone, despite being a soprano. The Honu, though half the price, is all mahogany, where as this is only a mahogany top and laminate back and sides (something that wasn't really made clear to me at the store where I purchased this.) Playing acoustic, this ukulele sounds almost tinny. Not sure how the electronics are on this as I haven't plugged it in yet. Can't imagine they will make the instrument sound any better than it sounds acoustic though.
            The tuners on this thing are nightmare. I've been playing the uke a lot (a couple times a day, anywhere from 15 minutes to half an hour each time,) and it will fall out of tune very quickly while playing. I tuned up an hour ago, played for 5 or 10 minutes and it was far out of tune again. My Luna, which has been laying haphazardly on the couch and getting jostled around for two days was actually more in tune after that than the new Cordoba was after that 10 minute jam. If you really want an acoustic-electric tenor I recommend trying a different model or brand. I plan on returning this item later on this week.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First Ukulele

            By timzini

            from Taylorville, IL

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

              I've been playing the guitar for four decades and really enjoy playing out and just playing. I've never ever picked up a ukulele but thought it would be fun. It totally different but it's been a gas to fool around with. My wife plays no instruments but thought we might be able to play music together with a uke. She can play a couple chords already. Now, all she needs to do is practice!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love it.

              By Loopio

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

              Just love this one. It sounds great, tunes great, looks beautiful, and it brings so much joy.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Tenor uke

              By Alpike

              from Deep South Texas

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Sounds great
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Up Front On Stage

                Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                I like the feel of this Cordoba Tenor. It is very much like the Portuguese cavaquinho which I own (and upon which these ukes are based).

                I purchased this to replace an Eleuke, which I no longer enjoy playing and have been thinking of selling.

                I'm happier with this one.

                 
                5.0

                A Sweet Uke

                By Deer of the Dawn

                from New York State

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                    I have owned this uke for 2 years. The photos here don't do it justice, it is a much better looking instrument in real life! Unlike another reviewer here, mine has no problems staying in tune. It has good overall tone and volume, and a nice, comfortable neck. No problems with the electronics, either. I would recommend it with no reservations!

                     
                    4.0

                    Very nice instrument. Very competitive price.

                    By bishopelmo

                    from Fort Myers Beach, FL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                      I used to play guitar professionally and now play pretty much for my own enjoyment or to entertain my wife and the dog! I like having a ukulele around because it's compact enough to sit on the sofa and play. I have a Lanikai concert uke and I like it a lot. Bought the Cordoba tenor thinking it might be a little louder but it really isn't. This was a little disappointing. Fortunately it can be amplified. I do like the slightly larger frets on the tenor as my fat fingers were useless past the 7th fret on the smaller concert.

                       
                      5.0

                      Yes

                      By Jean

                      from Puerto Rico

                      About Me Child

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele:

                        Nice, feel good!!!!

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