Cordoba 20TM-CE Acoustic-Electric Tenor Ukulele


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Cordoba ukuleles capture the charm of traditional Portuguese ornamentation and exotic woods. Completely handmade, the 20TM-CE is a tenor sized ukulele with a solid mahogany top and mahogany back and sides. It features a soft cutaway and Cordoba electronics so that you can plug and play. Case not included.


  • Top: Solid Mahogany  
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany  
  • Binding/Bridge: Rosewood bridge  
  • Rosette: All natural wood inlay in a herringbone pattern  
  • Finish: Matte (satin)  
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard  
  • Scale Length: 432mm (17")  
  • Nut Width: 35mm (1.37")  
  • String Spacing: at Saddle 39mm
  • Fret Marker Inlays: Pearl inlays on the 5,7,10 ,12
  • Nut/Saddle: Composite  
  • Number of Frets: 14 to body, 18 total  
  • Body Width & Length: 231mm (9 1/8") width at lower bout / 173mm at upper bout / 26.25" in total length
  • Overall Length: 26.5"
  • Body Depth: 79mm (3 1/8") at lower bout / 67mm at upper bout  
  • Tuning Machines: Silver tuners with Pearl buttons  
  • Strings: Aquila Nylgut  
  • Electronics: Cordoba UK2000q 2-Band Active Piezo  
  • Tap Plate/Pick Guard: NA
  • Case: Not included

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Series 20 Series
Model 20TM-CE


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Cordoba20 TM-CE Tenor Sized Cutaway Ukulele (Natural)

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By Cesar The Great

from Phoenix

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Cordoba 20 TM-CE Tenor Sized Cutaway Ukulele (Natural):

    This is my first ukulele and I love it. It has great sound and its loud. You will have to tune it a lot in the beginning but thats expected with all ukuleles. It will get better later on. It's well built and feels good in the hands. The price is amazing for an acoustic electric. Also even though it's a tenor size uku it has a close sound to the soprano uku unlike other tenors that I've tried. I highly recommend this ukulele for beginners because you will fall in love and play forever and the fact that it's electric just makes it better. I do recommend that you go to a music store and play some ukuleles before you buy one. Overall I'm extremely happy with my choice [...]

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    A Super Instrument

    By Oldtimer Dave

    from Grand Rapids, Mi

    About Me Experienced


    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • It has a great sound
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune


      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Cordoba 20 TM-CE Tenor Sized Cutaway Ukulele (Natural):

      I use the instrument for personal and family entertainment. I have several Ukes, soprano, concert, tenor and baritone and I really feel this Cordoba beats them all. I love the mellow tone.

      (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


      Córdoba 20TM-CE

      By cc

      from chgo

      Verified Reviewer


      • Sweet player nice sound


      • Minor stuff

      Best Uses

      • Plugged In

      Comments about Cordoba 20 TM-CE Tenor Sized Cutaway Ukulele (Natural):

      I wanted a uke look and a uke plugged in sound. Ran across the Córdoba 20TM-CEsolid mahog tenor cutaway with active preamp/eq .
      Made in Portugal

      I like it a lot.

      Feel: smooth matte finish
      Action: good out of box - right nut height
      Sound: VERY pleased that it has a sound akin to a soprano, not the ringing guitarry sound some tenors have.
      Plugged in: roll back the treb, sounds like a uke. I always dislike the percussive "click" sound some UST pickups make. If you keep the treb and brilliance right, this one does not have that irritation.
      Workmanship: Body finish, neck, all smooth and precise. Rosewood bridge a little on the grainy side finish-wise. A few mill marks on rosewood fretboard. No big deal on these. Interior wiring neat. No glue blotches. I like the classical guitar style tie on bridge.
      Tuners: geared, white buttons kind of blah, tunes OK. Just OK, not super.
      Wood: All solid. They say mahogany. It has a stripey appearance - maybe sapelle.
      Smell: Glue and, dare I hazard a guess - I think I smell sapele, not mahogany.
      Appearance: It has a humble ukey look - What I thought was a decal rosette (similer to Martin 15 series guitar rosette decal) turns out to be an actual inlaid rosette - nice. Pearloid fretboard markers are subtle, not flashy. Humble is good.
      Intonation: Good. 12th fret harmonics seem right, with slight difference on the C string - pretty common.
      Playability: Just great, as is from the box.
      Strings: Came with Aquilla high G, no wound. I think some distributers may have it with wound C and darker strings. I like it as is.

      Overall: This ukulele does what I wanted it for: A good plugged in sound and good acoustic sound that sounds more like a soprano than a typical tenor. A nice humble ukulele appearance. Big factor: I enjoy playing it.

      Caveat: If you are looking for that ringing guitar-like sound of some modern tenors, this may not be for you.

      Years back I played some ukes from Portugal and did not like them. Those were overbraced and quirky. This is not like that. It reminds me of the feel, sound, and finish of a moderate Chinese uke - like an Ohana.

      I'm very happy with it.

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      20TM-CE Acoustic-Electric Tenor Ukulele

      Cordoba has a 3 year limited guarantee that gets upgraded to a lifetime warranty when the guitar is purchased with a HumiCase.