Cordoba Guitars Introduces the GK Pro Maple

The GK Pro Maple features the signature rosette of the Luthier series, a mother-of-pearl hand-inlaid design inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso rosette, and includes a humidified hardshell case.

Santa Monica, CA (June 19, 2014) -- Following the continued popularity of Cordoba’s GK Studio and GK Pro models, Cordoba is excited to introduce the brand new GK Pro Maple. This is Cordoba’s first cutaway guitar made with solid flamed maple back and sides, paired with a solid European spruce top. Like its sister GK Pro models, the GK Pro Maple features a flatter neck angle, allowing for low action and ease of playability. The Fishman Prefix ProBlend pickup makes this the ideal choice for gigging musicians across flamenco, rock, jazz, blues, and other genres of music. The GK Pro Maple features the signature rosette of the Luthier series, a mother-of-pearl hand-inlaid design inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso rosette, and includes a humidified hardshell case.

GK Pro Maple Specs: Solid spruce top, solid flamed maple back and sides, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, natural high gloss PU finish, 50mm nut width, 650mm scale length, Fishman Prefix ProBlend, Savarez Cristal Corum strings. Includes Cordoba humidified archtop wood case.

Street: $1679.99

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Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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