Utilizing a tonewood combination more commonly found in acoustic guitars, the 20TM-CE from Cordoba is an acoustic/electric, tenor ukulele with a single-cutaway design. Its top is constructed out of solid mahogany, and the back and sides are also fashioned out of mahogany. This configuration gives the instrument a round, harmonically-balanced timbre, though it is slightly more pointed than its non-cutaway, completely acoustic counterpart, the 20TM.
The neck, measuring 17” in scale, offers a composite fingerboard with 18 frets. Dotted inlays at the 5th, 7th, 10th, and 12th frets provide a visual indication of where you are on the fingerboard. The nut and saddle are fashioned out of a composite material, while the bridge is also constructed out of composite.
For electronics, the 20TM-CE includes a Cordoba 2Band preamp system and a piezo undersaddle pickup. A hand-inlaid wooden herringbone-pattern rosette lends aesthetic flourishes to the instrument. The open-geared tuning machines are nickel with pearl buttons.
Scale Length: 17.0" / 430.0mm
String Spacing at Saddle: 1.5" / 39.0mm
Nut Width: 1.5" / 37.0mm
Nut/Saddle Material: Composite
Inlays: Pearloid at 5th, 7th, 10th, and 12th Frets
Number of Frets: 14 to body; 18 total
Tuning Machines: Nickel with pearl buttons
Back and Sides: Mahogany
Rosette: Hand-inlaid wooden herringbone pattern
Body Width x Depth (Upper Bout): 9.1 x 2.6" / 231 x 67.0mm
Body Width x Depth (Lower Bout): 6.8 x 3.1" / 173 x 79.0mm
Overall Length: 26.5" / 673.1mm
Electronics: Cordoba 2Band preamp and undersaddle pickup