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Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar Natural

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The GK Studio is the ultimate gigging instrument. Built with a solid European spruce top and cypress back and sides, this nylon string guitar comes equipped with a soft cutaway and Fishman Presys Blen... Click To Read More About This Product

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The GK Studio is the ultimate gigging instrument. Built with a solid European spruce top and cypress back and sides, this nylon string guitar comes equipped with a soft cutaway and Fishman Presys Blend pickup. The GK Studio is a flamenco guitar made for the stage, constructed with a slightly thinner body depth, neck, and nut width than a traditional Spanish guitar. The neck is designed to have little or no relief, offering low action for ease of comfort and quick playability.

For flamenco players, this model is the quintessential flamenco guitar with its bright, snappy tone designed to cut through the sound of an accompanying dancer. However, any guitarist looking for a new tone to add to the repertoire will feel right at home with the GK Studio. With its comfortable body shape and spruce/cypress wood combination, this model is the perfect choice for exploring the nuances in sound that can only be captured with nylon strings.

Like every Cordoba guitar, this model also has a two-way truss rod built into the neck. Other features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, high gloss finish, clear golpeadores (tap plates), and premium Savarez Cristal Corum strings. The GK Studio includes Cordobas deluxe gig bag.

Features Body
  • Body type:Flamenco
  • Cutaway:Single cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidEuropean
  • Back & sides:Cypress
  • Bracing pattern:Spanish fan
  • Body finish:High GlossPolyurethane
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Traditional Classical
  • Nut width:1.96" (50mm)
  • Fingerboard:Rosewood
  • Neck wood:Mahogany
  • Scale length:25.6"
  • Number of frets:19
  • Neck finish:High GlossPolyurethane
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:Yes
  • Brand:Fishman
  • Configuration:Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ:4-band
  • Feedback filter:No
  • Tuner:Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines:Black and Gold
  • Bridge:Indian Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut:Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Thinline body
  • Case:Gig bag
  • Accessories:None
  • Country of origin:Info not available
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CordobaGK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 49 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Top Action & Excellence

Looked at the Yamaha Flamenco guitars, but after trying out the GK Studio by Cordoba, I was amazed. If you're shredding style is Rodrigo & Gabriela, Gypsy Kings (Tonino Baliardo),...Read complete review

Looked at the Yamaha Flamenco guitars, but after trying out the GK Studio by Cordoba, I was amazed. If you're shredding style is Rodrigo & Gabriela, Gypsy Kings (Tonino Baliardo), Al di Meola, Paco De Lucia or Russ Freeman, well this guitar is for you. Hands down plays better than some of the Rodriguez guitar out in the market for a higher price. The picks up are stunning the mids just bring out a stunning tone and the action is perfect. Downside is I can't find the serial number on Cordoba guitars and I've been trying to register the guitar and I've had no success. Regard-less it sounds great and plays great.

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Not recommended. Save your $$ and pay a bit more for something else.

In summary, with Cordoba's current crap-shoot Chinese build quality, I'd definitely recommend a store with a solid return policy. The GK Studio just doesn't cut the mustard in terms of build quality, overall...Read complete review

In summary, with Cordoba's current crap-shoot Chinese build quality, I'd definitely recommend a store with a solid return policy. The GK Studio just doesn't cut the mustard in terms of build quality, overall tone, and cannot stand with similarly priced flamencos. If you want a great flamenco guitar look elsewhere. If you want a classical, you're looking at the wrong guitars (people often confuse the two).
The features on the this guitar are fairly good. Built in pick-up and onboard tuner are a nice touch. If this had a goose-neck pick-up I'd say it would be a 7.0 on a 10 scale for features. The cut-away design is a nice bonus, but I personally don't require it. Solid spruce top is good too, but not anything to write home about since others in this price range have solid tops as well. The neck is thinner than other flamenco guitars and is easy to navigate, but the frets are a slight disaster, as I'll explain in the Quality section.
Quality is so-so. I have owned other Spanish-made Cordoba flamenco guitars in the past and I truly believe the build quality has suffered on these Chinese-made models. I'd doubt the guitar would be able to sustain 4-5 years of percussive flamenco guitar playing. The guitar is nice and light, much in the spirit of a flamenco guitar. But the guitar sounds small and anemic. I shouldn't be surprised due to the small body. I owned my GK Studio for about a week so as to not be hasty on my opinions, but I cannot get past the fact that this guitar, and several other GK Studios I have played at various music stores after I got mine, just can't deliver the overall tone I am looking for. There was a music store with two GK Studios on hand, one was set-up by a guitar tech, the other was just hanging on the wall. The one that was set-up by the guitar tech definitely sounded better, but still lacked the overall attack and tone I desired in a flamenco.

Playability is merely okay. When I slide down the neck I can feel the jagged edges of the frets. Also, my guitar had severe fret buzz. Keep in mind, flamenco guitars tend to have a tiny amount of buzz, but the notes should still ring clearly (hard to explain to people that haven't played a flamenco guitar). Not so on this guitar. Big fret buzz at several points on the neck, and almost a few dead notes at certain frets on the high E. I was able to adjust the neck a bit from the truss rod to remedy some of this. I would have to pay extra money to get it corrected, which made me return this guitar for something a bit more expensive, but hand made: A Francisco Navarro Student Flamenco guitar.
Again, look elsewhere. The Manuel Rodriguez C3 Flamenco, also available on Musicians Friend, is a superior guitar at a cheaper price. You may have to adjust the bridge to lower the strings, but the tone is superior from what I have played. Other Cordoba's I'd slightly recommend are the Cordoba 45FM or FP. They are the same guitar, one just has snazzy peg tuners instead of geared. I believe these models were originally built in Spain, but I cannot 100% verify that since Cordoba started manufacturing in China.

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4.0

Awesome guitar

By Axeman

from Newton ks

Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

Love this guitar , surprised that I could get such a beautiful guitar at this price . It's a joy to play and no problem for chords with the low action . Only complaint is back of neck has a rough area due to runs and bumps in laquer . Appears the finish was wet and guitar was leaned up against or laid on something that messed up a small area . Otherwise , great guitar , highly recommend.

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5.0

Beautiful instrument

By RT

from Atlanta

Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

This is a great guitar.

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5.0

Nice guitar

By Walid

from san diego ca

Pros

  • Good sound quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      Very nice guitar!

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      5.0

      The GK Studio delivers with maximum impact!!!

      By Rex

      from Metro New Orleans

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      I searched for an awesome guitar... Played and sampled more than i can remember. The GK Studio delivered with maximum impact!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just a great guitar!

      By BRANDON

      from Denver, CO

      Site Member

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      This is the best credence I can give for this guitar. This is my second GK studio. The first one was shattered in transit to a gig. I loved that guitar and couldn't wait to see if another would play and feel the same. So as I'm playing the replacement, a classical spanish guitar teacher of 30+ years walks into the acoustic room and we chat. As I was looking for a flamenco / classical guitar we both hit it off & played pretty much the entire stock available in the store, including a Ramirez 125 classical (used). Without any idea which guitar I was there for, he picked the GK studio on his own as the best sounding & playing guitar! Granted the Ramirez needed a proper set up, but nothing else really comes close to this guitar regardless if priced higher or lower. Granted some people may have had a "bad" one but I'd say 95% are pretty much great! My second one had a "dead" G string after 3 weeks of playing, but a little work via my GC tech when getting new strings, and it sounds as great as the first one I had! There are so many aspects that effect an acoustic (humidity, altitude, temperature, etc), but Cordoba's in general, and specifically the GK studio have been the best playing and sounding guitars I've bought since day one of a 20+ year love with guitars. I can't see how you'd go wrong with it... Unless you bought something else! And I spent a lot of cash buying others that don't match the boast of their advertising! A lot of focus is on the negra version but EVERYONE seems to love the standard "blanca" version once they play it! I'll never be without one and if I can have only one guitar... This is it! Unless I get a pro model! Trust me, you will enjoy and maybe even love this guitar, regardless of style! Did I mention how beautiful these guitars are? If not, you'll see!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just a great guitar!

      By BRANDON

      from Denver, CO

      Site Member

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      This is the best credence I can give for this guitar. This is my second GK studio. The first one was shattered in transit to a gig. I loved that guitar and couldn't wait to see if another would play and feel the same. So as I'm playing the replacement, a classical spanish guitar teacher of 30+ years walks into the acoustic room and we chat. As I was looking for a flamenco / classical guitar we both hit it off & played pretty much the entire stock available in the store, including a Ramirez 125 classical (used). Without any idea which guitar I was there for, he picked the GK studio on his own as the best sounding & playing guitar! Granted the Ramirez needed a proper set up, but nothing else really comes close to this guitar regardless if priced higher or lower. Granted some people may have had a ""bad"" one but I'd say 95% are pretty much great! My second one had a ""dead"" G string after 3 weeks of playing, but a little work via my GC tech when getting new strings, and it sounds as great as the first one I had! There are so many aspects that effect an acoustic (humidity, altitude, temperature, etc), but Cordoba's in general, and specifically the GK studio have been the best playing and sounding guitars I've bought since day one of a 20+ year love with guitars. I can't see how you'd go wrong with it... Unless you bought something else! And I spent a lot of cash buying others that don't match the boast of their advertising! A lot of focus is on the negra version but EVERYONE seems to love the standard ""blanca"" version once they play it! I'll never be without one and if I can have only one guitar... This is it! Unless I get a pro model! Trust me, you will enjoy and maybe even love this guitar, regardless of style! Did I mention how beautiful these guitars are? If not, you'll see!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Tone, Reasonable Price

      By Brian M

      from Dayton, OH.

      Pros

      • built-in mic
      • Built in tuner
      • Nylon Strings
      • Tone

      Cons

      • No Dots On Fretboard

      Best Uses

      • Classical
      • Finger Picking

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      Many years ago I used to play classical guitar. I picked this up to get back into classical. The tone is the fantastic. The cut-away makes reaching higher frets much easier. The mic also has a tuner which is great. It takes a 9v battery. The guitar sounds great through an amp too.

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      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cordoba GK Studio Negra is amazing

      By David

      from Boston

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      I purchased this instrument a few days ago and I'm loving it. The sound is amazing. It has a deep yet rich and punchy tone to it. Not only does it sound amazing, it looks amazing. There are so many different types of wood in this guitar and it's so beautifully crafted. It makes you feel like you have something unique, something that required time and patience to make. It somehow really helps to express yourself when playing. It's low action makes it really easy on your fingers. And the guitar is light weight. It comes with a free gig bag that is sturdy and reliable. This is an excellent instrument and very much worth the price.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cordoba GK Studio Negra

      By David

      from Boston

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      I purchased a Cordoba GK Studio Negra a few days ago and I'm loving it. It has a deep yet rich and punchy tone to it. Not only does it sound amazing, but it looks amazing. There are so many different types of wood in this guitar and it so beautifully crafted. It really makes you feel as if you are holding something unique, something that required patience and time to make. It somehow really helps to express yourself when playing.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exactly What I Needed - Craftsmanship, Tonality, Ease of Play

      By Jay Gould

      from Hidden Valley Lake, CA

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar:

      For many years my guitar playing was limited to steel stringed 12 and 6 string guitars. I wanted one with nylon strings and the more mellow sound that comes with it for certain songs like calypso, those with a bit of Flamenco flare, or a soft love ballad. This guitar is perfect! The craftsmanship is spot on. It's a real beauty. Since I normally play a dreadnought style guitar, it appeared thin to me, so I worried about how the bass tones would play. I was very wrong. Without an amp it sounds great and even more so with an amp. Both bass and treble tones are vibrant and with the Fisher electronics I can change the tonality emphasis at will. It plays easily and with the cut out I can now go further up the fretboard than what is possible on a typical Spanish guitar. For a guitar in this price range, I find it hard to beat.

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