Cordoba 15CM-E Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele
The Cordoba 15CM-E is essentially the same as the 15CM, with the only real differences being the inclusion of the pickup and the finish.
So to quickly reiterate the features of the 15CM, the uke has an all mahogany (laminate) body. It has a sweet and warm tone, though it won’t cut through a mix as well as a spruce or koa ukulele. It also has a quality of tone that is considered to be impressive for its price, though of course this is pretty subjective.
- Top: Laminate Mahogany
- Body: Laminate Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 19
- Extras: None
So the real question you have to ask yourself when looking at this ukulele is: “Do I need an acoustic-electric instrument?” The price difference between the acoustic and acoustic-electric versions of the 15CM isn’t huge, so even if you don’t plan on gigging at the time you purchase it you may end up in a situation where having an acoustic-electric instrument could be pretty handy. If you’re sure you’re never going to gig the 15-CM would likely be the better purchase.
The electronics in the Cordoba 15-CME are good enough to gig with. They are passive, though they do include a volume control. It’s not specified where its placed, but it’s most likely inside of the soundhole.
Unfortunately, this ukulele doesn’t come with any extras. So if you want a case, strap, and a tuner you’re going to have to buy all of those things separately.