Cordoba 28C Concert Koa Ukulele Review

Cordoba 28C Concert Koa Ukulele

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Figured koa back and sides
  • Bright and bubbly tone
  • Headstock overlay: Hawaiian Koa

Are you looking for that classic, cheerful ukulele sound? There’s no doubt that the Córdoba 28 Series delivers! It has figured Hawaiian koa for a bubbly, joyous sound, and it is built from traditional tonewoods. Ukulele players have long admired Hawaiian koa’s bright, clear tone that opens up to a rich, resonant tone when played more often.

You’ll want to pick up the 28C over and over again because of its Pau Ferro fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, and breathable matte finish. The tenor and soprano sizes are also available.

Cordoba 28C Concert
Ukulele Features:

  • An excellent brightness is provided by the figured koa body
  • A concert-size body is capable of handling lower tunings and produces a more nuanced sound
  • The abalone rosette is eye-catching
  • There is a snappy attack with Pau Ferro’s fingerboards
  • Handling the C-shaped mahogany neck is a pleasure

Cordoba 28C Concert Koa Ukulele front

What Makes Cordoba 28C Concert Koa Ukulele so Special?

In terms of size and sound, Cordoba’s Ukuleles are small in size but big in sound! As with all Cordoba instruments, these instruments have been meticulously crafted with the same attention to detail that Cordoba is known for. With the traditional Hawaiian Koa wood body, these speakers bring out rich tones that fill your room with color tones and rich resonance in an elegant way.

Its concert size gives you a more comfortable playing experience because of a larger number of frets, allowing you to take advantage of the Cordoba’s rich bass response that comes from the fact that it is smaller, yet still sounds full and resonant thanks to its small size.

There is no doubt that this is an excellent value for the money. As well as its bright and bubbly tone, it also has a classic appearance that makes it a great choice.



  • Body type: Concert
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Figured Hawaiian Koa
  • Bracing pattern: 7 fan
  • Body finish: Satin


  • Neck shape: C shape
  • Nut width: 35mm (1 3/8″)
  • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 343mm (13 1/2″)
  • Number of frets: 16
  • Neck finish: satin

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The Classic Hawaiian Sound

With the Cordoba 28C Concert Ukulele, you can play the fun, tropical sounds of Hawaii right in your own hands. You’ll enjoy a clear, bright tone from this ukulele thanks to its layered koa top, back, and sides. Over time, the koa’s tone will open up and add a rich midrange to this uke.

It features premium appointments, like a bone nut and saddle, and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. The satin finish gives this ukulele a resonant and bubbly tone reminiscent of traditional Hawaiian instruments. Cordoba 28C Concert Ukulele is an excellent choice if you want a ukulele that you’ll love to play every day.

Cordoba 28C Concert Koa Ukulele head

Tonewoods of Premium Quality Produce Great Sound

With Cordoba’s 28 series ukuleles, you’re getting the best tonewoods. This ukulele’s top, back, and sides are made of figured koa. Guitar builders love koa for its resonant midrange, snappy attack, and shimmering highs.

There’s extra resonance with the mahogany neck. Finally, the Pau Ferro fingerboard feels great under your fingers and warms up the attack.

9.2Expert Score
Cordoba 28C Concert Koa Ukulele

It has figured Hawaiian koa for a bubbly, joyous sound, and it is built from traditional tonewoods.

  • It's beautiful how the wood looks
  • This a superb example of craftsmanship
  • Holds a tune very well
  • Quite expensive compared to other budget offerings
  • Very plain, simple design – may be too dull for some players
Bill Hood

Bill Hood

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