Summer NAMM 2017: New Products from Cordoba and Guild

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Córdoba Guitars and Guild Guitars will be showcasing their new products at this year’s Summer NAMM Show in Nashville on July 13-16, 2017. They will be located in Hall B, Booth 901. For Córdoba, they have two new models: 1 ukulele and 1 acoustic-electric guitar. For Guild, they are expanding on their popular acoustic and electric bass line.

Córdoba’s New Bold Bocote Ukulele

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Cordoba 15CB Bocote Ukulele

Introducing the 15CB, Córdoba’s latest concert ukulele. Built with exotic bocote wood prized for its striking grain patterns, the 15CB’s tone is as delightful as it looks— well-rounded and rich. Elegant appointments like a subtle abalone rosette and cream binding set this ukulele apart from other models in this modest price range. Additional features include a satin finish, silver tuners with pearl buttons, and premium Italian Aquila strings. Beginners and professionals alike will appreciate the 15CB’s stylish looks and easy playability. Available now.

Córdoba’s growing ukulele offering now includes 36 models that range from $79 – $649 MAP and feature many tonewoods, ranging from traditional all-mahogany to more unique combinations like cedar and spalted maple.

Córdoba 15CB – $119 Street Price

Córdoba Raises the Bar for Entry Level Cutaways

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Cordoba C4-CE nylon acoustic guitar

Córdoba proudly introduces its newest nylon string acoustic-electric guitar, the the C4-CE. This modestly styled cutaway features a solid African Mahogany top for a crisp, articulate tone, and African mahogany back and sides for balanced volume and sustain. Its construction references a traditional Spanish classical guitar, enhanced with a soft cutaway and a slightly thinner 50mm-width neck designed for comfortable playability and easy upper-register reach. Additional design elements include maple binding, abalone rosette, and an attractive satin edge burst finish. The Fishman Sonitone active pickup system produces a rich and natural sound when amplified and puts the soundhole mounted controls at your fingertips – perfect for gigging and recording. Available now.

Córdoba C4-CE – $329.99 Street Price

Guild Elevates the Travel-Friendly Acoustic Bass Game with Flamed Maple

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Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

Meet Guild’s new Jumbo Junior Bass, a compact four-string that checks the boxes for robust acoustic bass tone and portability. Its solid Sitka spruce top and arched flamed maple back mirror the tonewoods that have been used in upright bass construction for centuries, producing a clear, tight bass tone that is impressive for its reduced size. The back, sides and neck are finished in a satin antique blonde finish, which adds a rich depth and unique character to the wood’s figure. The deep voice from the Jumbo Junior Bass can be amplified or recorded using its onboard Fishman Sonitone Bass pickup system with built in volume and tone controls. Other standout features include an ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, mother-of-pearl rosette and Guild peak headstock logo, tortoiseshell pickguard, and (D’addario) nylon-core phosphor bronze strings. A Guild deluxe padded gig bag is included.

Guild Jumbo Junior Bass — $499 Street Price

Guild’s Most Popular Bass, Now in Vibrant New Colors

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Guild Starfire Bass in Black, Emerald Green and Cherry Red

In response to high demand, Guild is pleased to expand upon its best-selling Starfire Bass II to include three new exciting colors: Emerald Green, Cherry Red and Black. Seen throughout the Guild electric line over the years, these colors are classic additions that appeal to modern bassists. Featuring all-mahogany construction and dual single-coil Bi-Sonic pickups, the Starfire Bass II is popular for its versatility, classic sound, and vintage 1960s vibe. Smooth playability comes from this reissue’s thin u-shaped neck profile and players will appreciate its fully adjustable bridge with rosewood saddles. Dial in your sound with ease using each pickup’s individual tone and volume controls and the master volume knob. The semi-hollow design with center-block fights feedback without sacrificing acoustic qualities.

Guild Starfire Bass II – Emerald Green, Cherry Red, Black – $1,299 Street Price

About Córdoba Guitars
Founded in 1997, Córdoba seeks to guide the evolution of acoustic guitars and ukuleles, blending traditional craftsmanship of the early master luthiers with modern developments. Inspired by the organic beauty and honesty of acoustic instruments, every Córdoba is lightweight, responsive, and a direct descendant of the Spanish tradition. Córdoba continues to challenge the definition of the acoustic guitar without sacrificing the authenticity of its heritage. Learn more at www.cordobaguitars.com.

About Guild Guitars
Established in 1953, Guild is one of the world’s historic guitar manufacturers with a long-standing reputation for building iconic musical instruments. From the New York jazz scene in the 1950s, Richie Havens’ legendary performance at Woodstock, to Seattle’s Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Guild guitars helped create some of the greatest music in history. With a tradition built on old world craftsmanship, quality, and value, Guild guitars have always been made to be played. For more information, visit www.guildguitars.com.

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