Thanks for the suggestion on strings. My Cordoba GK Pro Negra loves normal tension strings & so does my left hand. LOL
My playing tastes are pretty varied (Pop, jazz, semi classical / romantic) I wasn't looking for a "traditional" classical sound. This guitar has a much warmer than the GK Pro Negra, so it works out quite nicely for me.
If I were to approximate the sound of this Koa, it is closer to mahogany than spruce in tone. My expectation was that Koa would be muddy or uneven, but it sounds quite nice on this guitar. My guess is that 10 years of aging has helped open up.
The guitar has a 1.96" width at the nut, which I believe is essentially the same neck width that are now on the Cordoba GK series. Another point in it's favor.
My guitar is at my luthier's shop for 10 year tune-up, fret leveling, etc... As soon as I get it back, I'll post some photos.
2015 Cordoba GK Pro Negra
2015 Cordoba Solista Cedar
2003 H-12 Froggy Bottom
1989 Takamine E-30 Classical