Cordoba made my day
Cordoba has managed to make a very beautiful guitar and I love it. Enough about the aesthetics, now let's get to how playable it is and how it sounds, shall we?
I am not an expert flamenco player but I do understand what good sound is. Base notes have a snap at first with a reassuring heft which soon follows. Mids are tight yet broad and highs are very bright and sparkly, as if with a sheen on it. Although it is obvious that we can control how "fat" a note must sound in, for example, a falseta by correctly choosing the right string, it is hard to find a guitar at this price point which has pretty decent projections where ever you play on it.
After I set it up for the first time (Thanks Cordoba for including that truss rod! Times are changing and whoever says a truss rod is inappropriate in such a guitar is just missing the point.) I literally was amazed at how much faster I could play on it, be it Picado, rasgueos, arpeggios or just compases in general.
The Fishman pickup included is good enough for live amplification but for recordings, if there is access to an external condenser microphone then that will be the better option. For home recordings though, it should be more than enough, just make sure that you use as much MIC in the blend as possible without affecting the robustness of the tone and do some tweaking on your DAW to record stereo. If you are a serious flamenco player, you will need to constantly tune your guitar no matter which brand of guitars you play but this guitar stays in tune fairly well.
The balance of the guitar is slightly biased towards the neck (which felt heavier than it should) but that could be due to the truss rod, although Cordoba say that their truss rods are the same weight as the mass of wood it replaces. And this is the only downside I found. Otherwise, it is pretty much a perfect guitar for the price.