Cordoba has chosen to honor four master luthiers whose work has shaped the history of the nylon string guitar over the past 150 years, inspiring generations of guitar builders. Each Master Series model is a replica of an iconic guitar representing significant moments in the careers of Antonio de Torres, Hermann Hauser I, Miguel Rodriguez, and Manuel Reyes. Cordoba has partnered with Kenny Hill to examine the original guitars, poring over nuances and specifications to get inside the mind of each maker. These Master's Series guitars are handmade with premium materials in Cordoba's California workshop. The Master Series allows today’s players to get their hands on a slice of guitar history at a fraction of the cost.
This is the "Reyes" model in the Cordoba Master Series. The signature quality of a Reyes guitar is in its dual personality – when played gently, it sings sweetly with a beautiful melodic voice, yet when driven hard, the biting, aggressive side is released. Flamenco guitars like the Reyes have a lower action than classical guitars, and so there tends to be a slight amount of “sizzle” to each note. This is produced from a very slight amount of intentional buzzing of the strings off the frets. This is what gives a flamenco an almost snare-drum like “pop” to the sound – whether one is playing scales (picado), strums (rasgueado) or the other various flamenco techniques (such as alzapua, tremolo, etc), these guitars are built and set up to deliver the authentic flamenco sound.
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