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MGM
05-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Just got a shipment of a few of the 30 series Cordobas made in a Partnership between Cordoba and Pepe. Still trying them out and doing the full road test....more later

Doc_J
05-25-2013, 02:15 PM
Mike, did you guys get any of the 30T all mahogany models?

MGM
05-25-2013, 05:29 PM
No we have the Acacia and the Acacia/sprucetop No Mahogany yet...

Brian W
05-25-2013, 05:52 PM
Mike, how are their concerts, and how is their out-of-the-box setup? I am looking to purchase a new concert for my niece as a birthday present. Been looking at a mahogany Kala, but may consider something else if it is better.

wmboy
05-25-2013, 08:48 PM
The HMS spruce/acacia demo sounds great especially with low G tuning. Definitely a winner at its price range. Too bad that I just loaded a Pono ebony/cedar last week. :drool:

http://vimeo.com/66947754

fumanshu
05-27-2013, 04:53 PM
It's just a collab with Pepe right? The ukes are then build in China?

Doc_J
05-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Did HMS already sell all of their first shipment of the 30 series Coroba tenors?

They are no longer listed on their website.

Dan Uke
05-29-2013, 11:22 AM
The HMS spruce/acacia demo sounds great especially with low G tuning. Definitely a winner at its price range. Too bad that I just loaded a Pono ebony/cedar last week. :drool:

I just listened to the video and the Pono is much better in my opinion...of course the Cordoba is cheaper

wmboy
05-29-2013, 02:38 PM
I just listened to the video and the Pono is much better in my opinion...of course the Cordoba is cheaper

Absolutely, the new Pono's are amazing.

dav_9
06-02-2013, 07:49 AM
I tried some of these new tenors the other day at a couple local guitar/ukulele shops, and I have to hand it to Cordoba for putting out a really good ukulele at this price point. The action was a tad higher than I would have liked on the ones I tried, but the intonation was spot on across the board.

Here's a rough sound sample I took on my phone while I was there. Any buzzes are due to me and not the ukulele. My phone was placed my lap right under the uke (kinda obvious) and gives you a great view of my nostrils. :uhoh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UEu_v5OK8M

Fingerpicking --> Blue Roses Falling --> Tsunami (Herb Ohta Jr.) --> IU - Good Day --> Hula Girl --> Waves (by Dominator)

Don't get too excited--it's really really rough lol. But I figure Cordoba deserves a shout out for stepping up their quality with this new line, especially for a lot of the negative rap they get around here.

EDIT: My video doesn't really show a good look at the ukulele--it's PRETTY. I know the saying usually goes "the picture doesn't do it justice", but the one up at HMS is pretty much what you'd expect. http://www.theukulelesite.com/cordoba-35t-solid-acacia-tenor-package.html