In Pixar’s latest film, Coco, Miguel sneaks into the mausoleum of the most famous musician in all of Mexico (his Great-Great-Grandfather) and strums Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar. This pivotal moment of the film paired with Miguel’s passion for music makes the fact that Cordoba created a real-life Coco-inspired guitar (for people of all ages to play) even more exciting.
There are three versions of the Coco x Cordoba guitar series for sale — the mini spruce, mini mahogany, and 7/8-scale spruce. We were thrilled to be able to test all versions (although we were able to fully test and review the mini spruce version at length). Check out our video review uploaded to our Pixar Post YouTube channel below.
For fans of the film, you may have seen that Cordoba also recreated Ernesto’s famed skull guitar — unfortunately, there was only a hand full of the replica guitars made, and from what we’ve been told they most likely will not be offered for sale to the general public.
When we spoke to Cordoba, they noted that the replica Ernesto guitars were made for Disney and Pixar specifically, but only items unclaimed by Pixar would have the potential to be sold. It was also noted that there were only 20 custom-made by Los Angeles luthier German Vasquez Rubio. Although we cannot confirm the final price, it was rumored to have cost $15,000 per guitar.
UPDATED: The Cordoba site has been updated with the official description of the official guitar.
We enlisted the help of Los Angeles master luthier German Vazquez Rubio to help us in this process. The Coco x Córdoba Replica featured above is the first of its kind with a skull-shaped headstock, abalone inlays, 24K gold detailing, and hand-carved skull tuning machines. Only 20 were made. $15,000 MSRP.
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More details on all of the guitars can be found on Cordoba’s website.
UPDATED — when the guitars were originally for sale, they were available at Guitar Center. They are no longer listed or available for sale on Guitar Center or Amazon. If you are looking to buy one, the best option is through a reseller on eBay (search eBay for Coco Cordoba here).