Cordoba 20TM Tenor

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Regular Price: $230.00

Special Price $179.99

  • Cordoba 20TM Tenor

    Regular Price: $230.00

    Special Price $179.99

    Availability: In stock

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    Cordoba Solid Mahogany Top tenor

    The new Cordoba 20TM is a tenor size ukulele that features a solid mahogany top and mahogany back and sides. The natural wood pattern rosette and satin finish make this a truly beautiful instrument. This is great for both beginners or someone looking to step up from an entry level uke to a solid top tenor.

    Cordoba 20TM

    Beyond the sound is the sensible design and tasteful appointments this tenor uke has. It looks perfect for what many like in an ukulele. A clean tone with nice sustain, and after our custom fretwork this ukulele is an Amazing value. Check out the video and then buy this uke if you want an awesome tenor under $200!

    These get a full set up just like any ukulele we ship. This cordoba with our setup is a winning combo!!

    Buying an ukulele online can be difficult, but we make it as easy as possible by picking the best value models and spending the extra time to improve their playablity. And always, we are dedicated to giving you honest and expert service and advice.

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    Specs
    Top Solid Mahogany
    Back & Sides Mahogany
    Binding/Bridge Rosewood Bridge
    Rosette All natural wood inlay in herringbone pattern
    Finish Natural (satin)
    Neck/Fingerboard Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard
    Scale Length 432mm
    Nut Width 35mm
    Fret Marker Inlays Pearl inlays on 5, 7, 10, 12
    Nut/Saddle Composite
    Number of Frets 14 to body, 19 total
    Body Width & Length 231mm (9 1/8") width at lower bout / 173mm at upper bout / 673mm (26.5 in.) total length
    Body Depth 79mm (3 1/8") at lower bout / 67mm at upper bout
    Turning Machines Silver with Pearl buttons
    Strings Aquila Nylgut
    Options

    When you buy this ukulele you can get a UkeCrazy gig bag or canvas covered hard case at an additional discount. (Not required but suggested.) The UkeCrazy gig bag and canvas-covered hardcase can be seen in our cases category under the Accessories tab at the top of this page. Other cases can also be chosen there. 

    One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air in your house. For more info refer to the ukulele care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

    Another option is to switch from high G tuning (like in the video) to low G tuning. This is a blog article discussing it if you are not sure whether you want High or Low G?

    Put a note in the special instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

    After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

    Under the accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

    Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free UPS 2 day shipping. 2 days is the time in transit. Your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. 

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    Customer Reviews 15 item(s)

    I would buy it again.
    The TM20 was the first Ukulele I bought, before I even knew HMS existed. (I bought a Kala Cedar Top from MGM about a week later.)
    The only thing I found (past tense) less than stellar about the instrument was the tuners, which tended to be a bit flakey, but loved the sound and feel right out of the box.

    I've had my TM20 for 3 years now, and the tuners are solid - I took it out of the case after not playing it for a month (I have a lot of ukuleles now!) and it was still in tune! Great intonation all the way up the neck to the 10th fret on all of the strings, and just a joy to play. Will it ever replace my KoAloha, Kala, Resonator, or Donaldson Custom? Nope. But I will bring it out to play gigs without worrying about bad sound, and if something happened to it, I would buy another one from HMS today.
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    Review by Kurt / (Posted on 12/5/2014)
    Serious Beginner
    First bought an Oscar Schmidt OU3 off of the internet. BAD mistake.
    After several weeks research, I decided on the Cordoba 20TM. I wanted a tenor size with the solid wood sound. I'm very happy with my decision. I may try to move up later, but if not this will suffice for a long time. HMS was no mistake at all, in fact I chose them due to the set up on every instrument. Price was competitive and shipping was lightning fast. Service was great and answers were answered with just a call.
    Will buy from them again.
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    Review by oger / (Posted on 5/29/2014)
    THIS CORDOBA SINGS
    LOVED THE SOUND THIS CORDOBA PRODUCES. A LITTLE ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES, BUT SINGS A VERY SWEET SONG!!!

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    Review by LEE KAYE / (Posted on 10/10/2013)
    Good beginner uke, but I went with another.
    I was this close to buying this Cordoba Tenor. First, the look of this Cordoba is gorgeous - the warm tone of the wood, and details around the sound hole.. it's flawless. And the price is so reasonable for this kind of materials and details. It sounds warm, and it plays comfortably for a beginner uke player like me. I tried playing this tenor at a guitar center, and best buy -- but I think The Ukulele Site setup would make the world of difference for the sound of this uke. It really wasn't worth it to buy it anywhere else.

    I ended up spending a few extra $$ to buy a Pono Tenor MT... I compared the Pono & Cordoba tenor for about a month to test out the sound... Over time, I noticed Pono had a richer tone, and Cordoba tenor ended up sounding a tad bit shallow. I ended up going with a Pono, but if I didn't compare, I probably would be happy with a Cordoba.

    I just love the gorgeous travel case that Cordoba tenor comes in, so I bought just the case! It's light-weight, thick padded, has a convenient pocket outside. Perfect for traveling!
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    Review by Jan / (Posted on 12/31/2012)
    Great Uke for a more serious Beginner!
    Cordoba ukes are a great value in my opinion! This uke plays great after the custom setup and has a nice rich warm sound to it! It is great to learn on while still being nice to keep as you advance your playing! Over all awesome uke!
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    Review by Adam / (Posted on 12/29/2012)
    GOOD VALUE
    This uke is the best for this price range. After the set up, the action and intonation was perfect. This uke is well balanced and the tone is excellent for this mahogony tenor at this price point. Great uke for the price and I highly recommend it as a travel uke.
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    Review by Al Padron / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
    Good
    My friend has this ukulele and that inspired me to upgrade to a tenor (I had a soprano). I wasn't particularly impressed with his ukulele but I liked it. It had a good tone and was fun to play.
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    Review by Clarenc / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
    nice looking
    Have wanted a full bodied tenor for quite a while. Already have a travel tenor. I was hoping that this uke would blow the other out of the water, but I am a little disappointed. Now don't get me wrong, I really enjoy playing this instrument, but the resonance is not there. The notes seem to decay rather quickly. The set up that was done was really nice, fret ends are smooth, and the intonation is pretty spot on, even higher up the neck. The gig bag is really nice, thick cushioning, straps for throwing over your shoulder. Did not receive a humidifier with this uke, so had to get one from the local guitar shop.
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    Review by Jonathan / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
    Excellant quailty product at a reasonable price!
    This solid top mahogony tenor has a very smooth satin finish, very well built and constructed. It has a very clear articulate sound and compared to other tenor ukuleles it has it's own voice also with the solid mahogany top it makes a very nice sounding acoustic instrument.

    I ordered it tuned with the "low G" string and it was setup "perfectly" that makes a difference in the way it plays and sounds and these guys are the best at "setups."
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    Review by onald / (Posted on 12/23/2012)
    A Great Sounding Tenor at a Good Price
    I have owned this uke and it is currently in the hands of my Grand-daughter.
    The first thing I noticed was it's nearly flawless finish. Not sure I'd call it a pretty uke, but it is handsome. I immediately changed the strings from Aquilas, which were brashly bright and installed some Hilo low g's. Setup was spot on and it was light, loud and sweet, with deep sustain whether plugged or unplugged. This is one heck of a uke for the money. The fret ends were smooth and the eq allowed me to easily dial in my sound when plugged in. I enjoyed playing immensely and miss it every day. The Cordoba bag that came with it is a decent bag and protects it nicely. I and several other owners have recommended this uke numerous times on Ukulele Underground.
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    Review by PhilUSAFRet / (Posted on 12/23/2012)
    Great for Beginners!
    I'd never played a uke before. I am a guitarist, but I wanted to add ukulele to my setup. This is a really good beginner uke! It has great action with only a tiny bit of 'fret buzz.' It has good sound and works well with a 'miked' p.a. It's not perfect, but it's a great starter!
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    Review by Daniel / (Posted on 12/23/2012)
    I couldn't wait
    This was a very long anxious week because I could barely wait for it to come. It's a beautiful tenor. Nice size and weight and easy tuck under my arm when playing. My other soprano uke has the Aquila Nylgut strings and they're fine,these however, are hurting my fingers a little. I guess I'll just get used to it. Also, there's a bit of raddling I hear that probably would've been a deal breaker when trying out a few instrument. However, I see it as no big deal. It come in the Cordoba gig bag which is nice and padded with a little storage pocket. It also came a guitar humidifier, which I'm not quite sure how to use yet. I'll look up. Thanks Hawaii Music Supply!
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    Review by Cleo / (Posted on 12/22/2012)
    Not quite worth the wait
    I've been waiting for this uke for a while since I play classical guitar (not well), and this uke looks exactly like my guitar so I figured it would complement Spanish songs and instrumentals. It's my first Tenor and I dig the size over the Concert; however, the sound is not as rich as I was hoping. I definitely appreciated the ability to hear the instrument being played on the HMS website as that was helpful in my decision. Honestly tho, I tend to gravitate back to my concert size Makala (put together by MGM when he ran his own thing) as it still sounds PERFECT after 1yr and is more fun to play than the Cordoba. Setup was OK, except the strings at the bridge were tied at the G string end and the bridge was a bit sharp so both issues annoyingly rubbed my arm. I cut the excess string and after playing it for a few mths these issues have gone away. If I had to do over, I'd just go with the Kala Tenor - not as pretty as the Cordoba but no doubt will sound and play much better. No more free shipping over $100? Boo :(
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    Review by Sarita / (Posted on 5/20/2012)
    Not quite worth the wait
    I've been waiting for this uke for a while since I play classical guitar (not well), and this uke looks exactly like my guitar so I figured it would complement Spanish songs and instrumentals. It's my first Tenor and I dig the size over the Concert; however, the sound is not as rich as I was hoping. I definitely appreciated the ability to hear the instrument being played on the HMS website as that was helpful in my decision. Honestly tho, I tend to gravitate back to my concert size Makala (put together by MGM when he ran his own thing) as it still sounds PERFECT after 1yr and is more fun to play than the Cordoba. Setup was OK, except the strings at the bridge were tied at the G string end and the bridge was a bit sharp so both issues annoyingly rubbed my arm. I cut the excess string and after playing it for a few mths these issues have gone away. If I had to do over, I'd just go with the Kala Tenor - not as pretty as the Cordoba but no doubt will sound and play much better. No more free shipping over $100? Boo :(
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    Review by Sarita / (Posted on 5/20/2012)
    Not quite worth the wait
    I've been waiting for this uke for a while since I play classical guitar (not well), and this uke looks exactly like my guitar so I figured it would complement Spanish songs and instrumentals. It's my first Tenor and I dig the size over the Concert; however, the sound is as rich as I was hoping. I definitely appreciated the ability to hear the instrument being played on the HMS website as that was helpful in my decision. Honestly tho, I tend to gravitate back to my concert size Makala (put together by MGM when he ran his own thing) as it still sounds PERFECT after 1yr and is more fun to play than the Cordoba. Setup was OK, except the strings at the bridge were tied at the G string end and the bridge was a bit sharp so both issues annoyingly rubbed my arm. I cut the excess string and after playing it for a few mths these issues have gone away. If I had to do over, I'd just go with the Kala Tenor - not as pretty as the Cordoba but no doubt will sound and play much better. No more free shipping over $100? Boo :(
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    Review by Sarita / (Posted on 5/20/2012)

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