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Cordoba GK Studio Limited Ziricote back and sides

August 3, 2017

-Update 8/17/17-   I just returned from Andy Culpepper’s shop up in Ithica NY he did a few set up adjustments to the GKSL and replaced the saddle so my action is at 2.6mm on bass and 2.5mm on treble.  The guitar feels good and is easy to play.  I also replaced the Savarez 500CJ strings with Daddario EJ45TT which I seem to like more.    The top picture is the before and second is the picture from Andy’s set up with Daddario EJ45TT strings.  I have done two gigs with the guitar and am very impressed. 


I recently returned a Yamaha SLG200NW Silent guitar due to tone issues live amplified. I needed a guitar for outdoor beach weddings, outdoor gigs in the sun and high humidity so I chose the Cordoba GK Studio Limited to replace the Yamaha. It has built in pick & mic the Fishman Presys Blend. Solid Spruce top and Lamented Ziricote back and side with a high gloss polyurethane finish. That will protect the guitar from the weather and sweet.

The GK Studio Limited offers a new spin on Cordoba’s ultimate gigging instrument. Based on the success of its sister models, the GK Studio Limited features a solid European spruce top and striking ziricote back and sides. Accented with olive green and gray highlights, ziricote provides a rich, smooth sound that fills a room. This nylon string guitar comes equipped with a soft cutaway and Fishman Presys Blend pickup. The GK Studio Limited 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 offers a bassier and more robust tone in contrast to the bright, snappy sound of ‘blanca’ flamenco guitars, but any guitarist looking for a new tone to add to the repertoire will feel right at home with the GK Studio Limited. With its comfortable body shape and unique tonewood 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 premium features include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, high gloss finish, clear flamenco-style tap plate, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings. The GK Studio Limited includes Cordoba’s deluxe gig bag.

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DPA 4099 & Bose L1S w ToneMatch is my system of preference.

February 15, 2014

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DPA 4099 & Bose L1S w ToneMatch is my system of preference. I have tried lots of great gear over the years for use with Flamenco Nylon String Guitar. What is working for me for venues where the audience is less than 300 is the Bose L1S and Tone Match mixer. It works fantastic at restaurants, bars, wineries, outdoor patio performances, with my set up time 5-10min and easy in and out. I have four guitars that I use live with the Bose system my favorite is my DeVoe Negra with the DPA 4099g mic, then I also have a DeVoe Blanca with RMC pickups to a Roland GI 20 and Synth, Cordoba F10 with DAZZO pickups to a LR Baggs PARI DI, and a Cordoba GK Studio Blanca. People are consistently telling me they love the sound of the DeVoe Guitars especially when I use the DPA 4099 mic. When I am 5-10 feet from the Bose L1S I can get loud with no feedback. I run the Bose L1S at 12 (1/2) power and use the Bose Tone Match to mix everything. Below is a pick of the setup with the DPA to a Sennhiser Wirless. To my ears and back this is some of the best sound that I have ever had.

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Live DeVoe Blanca Setup

June 29, 2012

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I’m now using on my DeVoe Blanca RMC Acoustic Gold Tall Pickups RMC Poly-Drive-II, Fishman Aura Spectrum DI, Roland GI-20, Roland XV 5050 and a Ernie Ball Volume Pedal and a Roland EV-5 Volume Pedal all of this goes to a Fishman SA 220 amp. I am very happy with the sound of the pickups from RMC and the Aura Spectrum. It really sounds very (mic) like with out feedback problems.

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RMC Pickups on DeVoe Blanca

June 20, 2012


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I picked up my DeVoe Blanca that I had outfitted with RMC Tall Gold Pickups and a out board Poly-Drive II. The install of the pickups was done by Paul Schwartz at PeekamoosePeekamoose in NYC
The install looks good guitar sounded good at the shop. Looking forward to running it through the Roland GK-20.

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Fishman Aura Sounded Great

May 7, 2012

This weekend we played our first time live with the Fishman Matrix pickup and Aura Spectrum DI that Dave Petillo installed on my DeVoe Blanca. It sounded very good and I received many complements. From the DI it went to the Presonus Studio Live 16.0.2 mixer then QSC K8 and Mackie Thump speakers.

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Live at MCCC on 2.15.12

February 16, 2012

DAddario EJ 45TT

February 9, 2012

I just put DAddario EJ 45TT on my DeVoe Blanca, I like the way they feel, they set in very quickly and were easy to tune. As far as tone goes them seem snappy and bright. As with most strings when new they seem bright too me and take a day or two to set in and mellow just a bit. I also tried a new way of tying the treble strings see pic.

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