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Joe Hell
01-27-2010, 10:33 AM
A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the NAMM show in Aneheim, CA. and picked up my first (actually I bought two) uke that wasn't something I would consider a toy. Getting a decent uke at the show was my ultimate goal. I've been playing guitar for years but the uke is a new found passion...or should I say addiction.

After much research I had settled on a few brands to look closer at but a buddy was wanting to establish a dealership with Cordoba Guitars so I figured I would help him along. I ended up with the Cordoba 25 TKCE Tenor...solid Koa, ebony fretboard. I also am waiting on delivery of a Baritone model.

I would say that my first impressions were favorable other than obvious cosmetic issues...which helped lower the price. The model appears to be a prototype of sorts (according to the salesman) due to these blemmishes and the lack of a serial number. I would hope these issues would not be standard on a production model. Overall I would say it is a pretty good playing instrument with great tone and feel but the electronics seem to leave a bit to be desired...although I would admit that I am far from an expert.

I am working on a trade for a couple Kamaka uke's for a 1968 VW Beetle I rarely drive...until then here is my new Cordoba.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i57/joelc75/uke-2.jpg

bobyman122
01-27-2010, 10:37 AM
nice looking ukulele, i have a lanikai ck-t tenor ukulele and it sounds good even though it's -slowly falling apart- haha baby your uke and it will return the favor with years of playing

Kite
01-27-2010, 11:43 AM
Well then that is one might fine looking prototype!

this also my first time ever hearing of anyone trading their car for ukuleles, well actually any instrument in general haha. I would think twice about that trade tho, I hear VW is discontinuing the beetle this yea so your '68 model may heave in a heftier price in the future!