Cordoba GK Pro Maple
Cordoba unveils the latest addition to their premium Luthier series, the GK Pro Maple nylon-string guitar.
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This new release follows the popularity of the GK Pro model, featuring the same build but this time using solid flamed maple for the back and sides.
According to the company, this is their first cutaway guitar with solid flame maple back and sides. It is part of Cordoba's current string of releases that feature non-conventional wood configurations.
Paired with the solid flamed maple back and sides is a solid European spruce top. This combination is known for producing punchy bright tones on steel-string acoustics, so it is reasonable to assume that this model will have the same higher frequency emphasis. Like other Luthier series guitars, the top is supported via Flamenco style fan bracing, and it has a mother-of-pearl hand-inlaid rosette inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso designed rosette.
The neck of the guitar is made from mahogany, and topped by an ebony fretboard. It has 19 total frets and joins the body at the 12th fret, via the Spanish heel neck joint. It is also designed to have a flatter neck angle, so you can easily lower the action for easy playability. Other important specs include 50mm nut width, 650mm scale length and 59mm spacing at the saddle. The headstock is finished with a flamed maple veneer and features Cordoba premium gold tuners.
For plugged in performance, the guitar comes with Fishman Prefix ProBlend pickup. This premium preamp and pickup system combines an internal microphone with an acoustic matrix under-saddle pickup. You can shape your amplified sound via the preamp's 3-band EQ, volume control, and pickup/mic blend control.
The guitar is expected to retail for just under $1680, it comes with Savarez Cristal Corum strings and a humidified archtop wood case. Visit Cordoba Guitars for the complete specifications and other details.
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