Cordoba Guitars was founded in 1997 by Tim Miklaucic, a leading nylon string expert who studied classical guitar under the guidance of his mentor, Celin Romero. His vision was simple; to preserve, nurture and continue the evolution of the nylon-strung guitar by building on the techniques of early master luthiers and adding modern developments.
The main headquarters and factory is located in Oxnard, California where the Cordoba Master Series is hand-crafted. Cordoba’s EspañaSeries is handmade in Valencia and Barcelona while the Iberia, Fusion, Luthier, and Protege Series as well as all ukuleles are handmade in China. Cordoba takes pride in using materials sourced from woods certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), an organisation that addresses issues such as illegal logging and sustainability.
A MODERN CLASSIC
Exposing nylon guitars to a wider audience requires a comprehensive range of instruments that appeals to different players. Many players who play electric and steel-string acoustic guitars often find themselves in situations where nylon is needed, but often struggle with the wide nut width and neck profiles on traditional classical guitars. Cordoba have addressed this issue with a number of their guitars including the Cordoba C9 Crossover Cedar which features a narrower nut more akin to that of a steel string acoustic.
THE CORDOBA STORY – A RENAISSANCE OF THE NYLON STRING GUITAR
The Cordoba Range
Cordoba offer an extensive range of instruments catering for all levels of players at every price point.
Cordoba Master Series– The high-end of the Cordoba range. Hand-built in the California workshop, each model a tribute to those early master luthiers who crafted instruments of exceptional quality and whose guitars gave voice to the most renowned concert guitarists. Models include the Cordoba Reyes, Cordoba Hauser, Cordoba Torres, Cordoba Rodriguez, and Cordoba Esteso.
Cordoba España – An extensive range of instruments featuring a variety of classical, flamenco and cutaway instruments. This series is aimed at the intermediate to professional player offering the player an instrument with a solid top handcrafted in Spain. Popular models include the Cordoba Solista and Cordoba 45 Limited.
Cordoba Fusion – Offers steel acoustic/electric players a nylon strung instrument with a more familiar feeling thinner, faster neck available in 12 or 14 fret models.
Cordoba Luthier – Handcrafted in China using traditional methods and solid tonewoodsoffering an extensive range of concert level instruments at a very affordable price. Models such as the Cordoba C9 and C10 prove very popular.
Cordoba Iberia – offer the beginner to intermediate player a wide range of affordable half size and full size hand built Chinese made instruments with solid tops.
Cordoba Protege – The beginner’s student range including small sizes for young children.
Cordoba Ukulele – A wide range of ukuleles are on offer with a variety of woods, sizes and styles, including tenor, concert, soprano, cutaway and pickup models.