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Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele 

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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

20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele

  • 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 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First Ukulele

By timzini

from Taylorville, IL

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Verified Buyer

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.

     
    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!!!!

      (4 of 4 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.

      (4 of 5 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.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tenor uke

        By Alpike

        from Deep South Texas

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        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.

          (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.

            (8 of 8 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

            About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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