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Old 01-20-2018, 03:24 AM
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The Fusion and GK series are great guitars, but they don't have the "true classical style" sound. They might have a bit of Flamenco sound to them.


The Fusions are nice guitars too & have a lot of fans. But I didn't like the narrower 1.75" width at the nut necks with nylon strings.



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As a mainly-steel string player, I liked the Fusion series, but they are fairly "polite", not how I would think of a flamenco guitar. The nut width is 1 7/8"/1.88", and the neck profile is C-shaped, more like a steel string than a typical classical.
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I tried a Fusion 12. To me it lacked tone and projection vs the GK.
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I tried a Fusion 12. To me it lacked tone and projection vs the GK.
I offer my experience in case it is of help. I own a Cordoba C9 Crossover with 59mm string spacing at the bridge and 39/40mm at the nut (48mm nut width). I also own a Cordoba C9, which has the same spacing at the bridge, but 42mm at the nut (52mm nut width). This specifications are standard for classical guitar. For proper classical technique, I find the C9, with its extra spacing at the nut, much more comfortable on the left hand. Also, I am much less prone to inadvertently dampening or buzzing on neighboring strings when playing certain passages. I tell you this because I assumed that coming from playing steel strings for a long time meant that the tighter spacing of the Crossover would be best for me, but I was wrong. The GK has slightly wider string spacing at the nut than the Crossover, but I am not sure that many classical players would find it adequate. One last thing - many on AGF talk about nut width when, in my estimate, the issue is string spacing at the nut. You play the strings, not the nut, and nut slots can and are cut in different ways on the same sized nuts.

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Many thanks for the reply and the information. Very useful. I am currently beginning to learn classical techniques. But I'm intending using the GK for other genres too. As you rightly say it may not suit those who play only classical. And I also may I time decide to purchase another model for my classical playing. Ian
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Many thanks for the reply and the information. Very useful. I am currently beginning to learn classical techniques. But I'm intending using the GK for other genres too. As you rightly say it may not suit those who play only classical. And I also may I time decide to purchase another model for my classical playing. Ian
And maybe it will work for you for classical...
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That would save money and keep the wife happy too!
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Default C9 - Parlor

Can anyone share experience with regard to the C9 - Parlor?

This is the 24.8 scale.
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Mike. Hi sorry I can't help you re the C9. I noticed that you have a GK Studio. I just bought the GK Studio Limited Edition. How long have you had yours and what is your opinion please? Thanks. Ian
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FWIW.... My 1st Cordoba was a GK Studio with the cypress sides and back... Loved the light weight and feel. It was a dream to play.

My only reason for selling it was to purchase a GK Pro Negra with rosewood sides and back. I wanted a bit more warmth in the acoustic sound than the Cypress wood provided.

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