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The U1-M is a concert-size ukulele with mahogany top, back, and sides, a matte finish, and an abalone-style rosette. It's the perfect candidate for beginners who are just starting to learn the ukulele!

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Overview

The U1-M is a concert-size ukulele with mahogany top, back, and sides, a matte finish, and an abalone-style rosette. It's the perfect candidate for beginners who are just starting to learn the ukulele!

Features

Top: Mahogany
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Binding/Bridge: Rosewood bridge
Rosette: Abalone decal
Finish: Satin (matte) finish, natural color
Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard
Scale Length: 385mm (15.25")
Nut Width: 35mm (1.37")
String Spacing at Saddle: 40mm
Fret Marker Inlays: 5,7,10,12
Nut/Saddle: Composite
Number of Frets: 14 to body, 18 total
Body Width & Length: 6" width at upper bout / 8" width at lower bout / 11" body length
Overall Length: 24" total length
Body Depth: 2.5" depth at upper bout / 2.75" depth at lower bout
Tuning Machines: Silver with cream buttons

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CordobaProtege U1-M Concert Ukulele
 
4.7

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (48)
  • Consistent (33)
  • Well built / quality (20)
  • Long life (6)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (39)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Learning (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (36), Experienced (15), Child (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

First time Ukulele player

I love that it's small yet produces a rich sound. I'm excited to learn how to play and to use it as an additional service to my children's entertainment business. Kid's love sing a...Read complete review

I love that it's small yet produces a rich sound. I'm excited to learn how to play and to use it as an additional service to my children's entertainment business. Kid's love sing a longs!

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A great ukulele but the strings were not arranged correctly.
Prefer that the strings are of excellent quality and that
they are arranged properly. Product quality will lead to a repeat Read complete review

A great ukulele but the strings were not arranged correctly.
Prefer that the strings are of excellent quality and that
they are arranged properly. Product quality will lead to a repeat
business ensuring a healthy revenue for the company.
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Reviewed by 87 customers

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great gift idea

By rachel

from SO CAL

Site Member

Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

i wanted to find a ukulele to give away that was not a toy and wouldn't break the bank. i gave it a test run and it's more than i expected! it's also a concert size which is more finger friendly for those who have big hands. great tone and playability and will definitely make a first time uke player very happy!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Starter Ukulele

By John

from Maumelle, AR

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Stays Tuned

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

    I've been a guitar player for years and wanted to learn ukulele as well. I selected this Ukulele because it had good reviews for a starter ukulele and was on sale at guitar center.

    I've been very happy with it and found it very easy to play. It stays in tune pretty well, especially after tuning the first few times after buying it. I would recommend this uke for anyone looking for a nice beginner model.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Such a pretty tone

    By Kylie

    from Santee, California

    Site Member

    Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

    I bought one recently and the sales associates were very helpful in helping me decide which ukulele to buy. The sound is so sweet and pretty and it feels very comfortable in my hands. I'm very happy I bought it.

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    First time Ukulele player

    By Ms Tickle

    from Knoxville, Tn

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Love the rich sound from this small instrument

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

      I love that it's small yet produces a rich sound. I'm excited to learn how to play and to use it as an additional service to my children's entertainment business. Kid's love sing a longs!

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love my ukelele!

      By Cath G

      from Los Angeles

      Pros

      • Very Pretty Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

          I grew tired of listening to music. I needed something to do that would contribute to my personal growth. I wanted to learn how to play a small and simple instrument. I bought this ukelele with a beginner method book. I feel so happy with my purchase!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sound Quality

          By Francesca Angela

          from San Jose, CA

          Site Member

          Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

          Not only does the ukulele look good. It is also in great quality and produces an amazing sound when played. For its price, it is well worth it.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ukulele

          By d

          from San Bernardino, California

          Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

          Great Ukulele. Great sounds. Makes good music.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible performer at this price

          By Chris

          from Hollister, CA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

            Picked this up as a "budget" backup uke while my much-abused Martin is off at the luthier's without too many expectations, and was stunned at the quality. At first the size and weight balance seem off; the neck is unusually thick and sturdy, but the body seems about as flimsy as a cardboard box - you'd think a palm slap would punch a hole clean through it. If you're used to a standard uke this might throw you a bit; be prepared to stretch a bit more than you may be used to. Then I played it, and was stunned. The soundbox isn't at all flimsy; it's well-engineered, believe me, this thing sings like a bird. Wonderful resonance, this is no Tiny Tim tinny toy, but a warm-sounding instrument with great LOUD harmonics. The Aquila strings it comes with aren't "budget" either. Growls like a bear if your tuning's off! Silky and precise tuning machines, overall plays more like a quality acoustic guitar than a budget uke; can compete with an instrument five times the price. Absolute bargain.

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent value

            By solo

            from Illinois

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

            I use this uke in my studio to teach lessons. Has a fine sound, plays in tune, stays in tune. Impressed enough by it that I bought 4 more as gifts. Having the nylgut strings come on it is an added plus.

            (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            NICE BEGINNER UKELELE

            By armeniaBC

            from New Hampshire

            Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

            Good beginner Ukelele for the price. Nice feel, nice sound, easy to tune/stays in tune. Very good purchase. Friendly customer service.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            UKULELE

            By Gerardo

            from Oconomowoc Wi.

            Site Member

            Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

            This is a great ukulele, it sounds nice, I recommend this ukulele to others looking for a not to expensive one.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Uke

            By Glo

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

              I became interested in playing the ukulele after meeting a man who was part of a ukulele choir. He was teaching children at my church how to play. I got involved, and immediately took a liking to the instrument. A couple months later, I finally decided to buy this ukulele. It is honestly great. I really like the tone. It is certainly a beautiful instrument although darker than the picture depicts. It stays in tune pretty well. Overall, I'm really pleased.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Xmas Gift

              By Armor The Nate

              from Saginaw, MI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Beautiful Top
              • Consistent
              • Easy To Play
              • Good Tone
              • Underpriced

              Cons

              • Could Use Stronger Tuners
              • Had Dirty Frets

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

              Got this Uke for Christmas. It is my first one ever and I love it. I can't put it down. it has been so much fun to learn to jam on.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great value, nicely finished, solidly built.

              By Leo

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

              Purchased as a gift for my mother who wanted to take up ukulele after having put down her guitar about 20 years ago. She loves it and is inspired to learn, play, and write her own songs. I bought it on line and when it arrived I discovered that the finish and color of the body was much darker than in the picture but that's no big deal.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent sound for the price

              By koko

              from San Diego

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Stays in tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

                  I bought a cheap ukulele to try a new instrument (I'm a violinist), then returned it and upgraded to this. This had the best sound for the price range with a nice, warm tone. I've only had it a few hours and it's already staying in tune pretty well. It retains tune and tone all the way up the fingerboard, unlike the cheaper one I bought. A great option for someone with musical experience to learn on, not to mention it's a pretty little ukulele.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic Starter Ukulele!

                  By David

                  from Athens, GA

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

                    I've been playing guitar for years and just started on the ukulele. My first was a very cheap, plastic (waterproof) ukulele. This one is only marginally more expensive -- especially at the special Memorial Day discount that I purchased it under -- and the quality is lightyears ahead. It has a rich sound, perfectly respectable for public performance in a group. It's also very handsome. I'm thrilled with this purchase!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Can't put it down.

                    By Monica

                    from New York, ny

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

                      This was a Christmas gift to my daughter. She loves it. Plays it everyday practicing and learning different songs. She has been a delight to listen to. She loves this and it has met all her expectations.

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I like it.

                      By Snev

                      from Fort Worth, Texas

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

                        A friend who has played for years recommended this uke to me. It's a gem.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great ukulele - great tone

                        By Ukulele Club Advisor - Oregon City High

                        from Oregon City, Oregon

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • came with aguila strings
                        • Consistent
                        • excellent action spacing
                        • Good Tone
                        • nice sustain
                        • stays in tune

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

                            This ukulele came with aguila strings and I have tuned it only twice since I received it a week ago. It is staying in tune without a lot of adjustment. The strings have a great sound and the action is better than my previous ukulele. It sounds great. It is not as heavy as my other concert ukulele (a plus). It has a nice sustain. For the price this instrument is a bargain.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            I am shocked at the quality.

                            By Skeeter McGee

                            from Indiana

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Stays in tune

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Cordoba Protege U1-M Concert Ukulele:

                              I bought this Uke to accompany my wife as she learns the mandolin. I wanted something that I could play that wouldn't over-power her instrument like my Martin does. This thing is a monster and throws sound lie a champ!! I am even more surprised at how it stays in tune when you put it in the case for a few days. My kids are very curious and I could definitely see myself buying a couple more of these for them to learn on as I'm sure they would hold up to kids abuse. I have a friend that has a much more expensive Ukulele and frankly I cant tell much of a difference. I would definitely recommend this brand and model to anyone wanting to learn a new instrument.

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