Cordoba 55FCE Negra Ziricote - European Spruce Top

6-string Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Guitar with Solid European Spruce Top, Ziricote Back and Sides, Spanish Cedar Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Natural
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Excellent Crossover Nylon-String Guitar

If you're a rock guitarist searching for a nylon-string instrument, the Cordoba 55FCE nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar is an excellent choice. Played by prominent nuevo flamenco guitarist, Tonino Baliardo (Gipsy Kings), the 55FCE's thin body design, deep cutaway, and slightly narrower neck will feel comfortable in your hands, while its onboard Fishman Prefix Pro Blend pickup system ensures that you're ready to hit the stage. Additionally, with the 55FCE's attractive European spruce top and ziricote back and sides in your hand, you're sure to garner some jealous glances. The Cordoba 55FCE is a superb crossover nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar.

Cordoba 55FCE Nylon-String Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Excellent crossover nylon-string guitar
  • Fishman Prefix Problend pickup gets you heard
  • Cordoba - the nylon-string guitar experts
Excellent crossover nylon-string guitar

The 55FCE is tailor-made for the rock guitarist who's crossing over into flamenco or classical playing, as its thin profile and cutaway-electric-style neck will feel instantly familiar. Additionally, the 55FCE's ebony fingerboard makes for smooth playing with a percussive pick attack. Not simply a standard acoustic guitar that is strung with nylon strings, the 55FCE was built in the Spanish tradition, from its Spanish cedar neck right down to its Spanish fan bracing.

Fishman Prefix Problend pickup gets you heard

The Fishman Prefix Pro Blend is designed specifically for slim-bodied acoustic-electrics. Utilizing an internal microphone, as well as an acoustic matrix under-saddle pickup, the Fishman Prefix Pro furnishes you with a great deal of versatility. A volume control, in addition to a 3-band EQ and pickup/mic blend control, provides you with complete control over your sound. Additionally, the Fishman Prefix Pro incorporates a feedback-fighting notch filter and phase switch in its design to remove problem frequencies and ensure that you sound your best.

Cordoba - the nylon-string guitar experts

Cordoba first began manufacturing guitars in 1997. Blending traditional craftsmanship with modern elements, Cordoba states that their vision is to guide the evolution of the nylon-string guitar. Heavily influenced by Spanish tradition, every Cordoba guitar is lightweight, responsive, and tonally balanced. Cordoba also produces boutique steel-string instruments; however, such instruments are approached from a classical or Spanish guitar building perspective. If you're searching for a quality nylon-string guitar, Cordoba should be at the top of your list.

Cordoba 55FCE Nylon-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Ziricote body with European spruce top produces a bright, robust sound full of overtones and depth
  • Indian rosewood binding/bridge ensures a tonally balanced sound
  • Cutaway-electric-style Spanish cedar neck with ebony fingerboard for comfort and percussive attack
  • Cordoba Premium Gold tuning machines keep you in tune and sounding great
  • Fishman Prefix Pro Blend pickup provides great-sounding amplification
  • Includes HumiCase Thinbody Protege case
Cross over into a new world with the Cordoba 55FCE nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Spanish Flamenco
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish High Gloss
Top Wood Solid European Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Ziricote
Body Bracing Spanish Fan
Binding Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood Spanish Cedar
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Tuning Machines Cordoba Premium Gold tuners
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.96"
Overall Length 38.25"
Body Width 14.5" lower bout, 10.7" upper bout
Body Depth 2.7" lower, 2.5" upper
Electronics Fishman Prefix Pro Blend with 3-band EQ
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension
Case Included HumiCase Protege hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 03867

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Cordoba is the best , period.

The 55FCE Negra Ziricote is My second Cordoba I own and the workman ship is top of the line it has a big sound for a thin body guitar plays and feels very comfortable don't think you can get a better guitar for gigging and still have the sound and feel of a true nylon Spanish guitar.
Music background: Proffesionsl musicianfor over 45 years.
5/5

Cordoba is the best , period.

I own a "Cordoba GK studio Negra" already witch I bought in Dec.9,2016 from Sweetwater. It is one of the best if not the best nylon string guitar I own, some from Spain and costing thousands of dollars more. The Cordoba Plays, sounds and feels like it is an extension of Me, very responsive to the touch makes you want to play. So being so impressed with that Model I thought I would Check out the "55FCE Negra Ziricote model" which is made in Spain, completely impressed it has a very big sound for a thinner body guitar and fits me like a glove and again great feel and sound. I am a professional player and teacher for over 40years and can't praise the workmanship and sound of these guitars, in my opinion you can't go wrong with the Cordoba line of insturments . P.S. the personnel at Sweetwater are great to work with.
Music background: Proffesionsl musicianfor over 45 years.
5/5

Super Guitar

A great guitar! Im a professional musician, Classical Guitar player, singer & Songwriter. I was looking for a guitar to play Pop music (Yes , Pop music) but I wanted a guitar that sounds different and authentic. Well, i found it. This guitar's sound is impressive!! The details in the construction are amazing!!!
Music background: Classical Guitar Player
5/5

Simply Beautiful

Normally, this guitar purchase would not even take place as buying a quality instrument online can be daunting. But the Sweetwater experience sets a rare level of customer service that is simply world class. Therefore 4 of the 5 stars belong to Derek & Riley from the sales team. They were outstanding and provided me with more one on one care and customer courtesy that you rarely find these days. They answered all my questions, offered the best deal, and set aside a chosen model for me to make the purchase. Afterwards, I was forwarded a set of HD pictures of the guitar I chose. They took away the complexity out of purchasing a musical instrument online and I am confident that Sweetwater takes care of its customers. I am no longer just a Sweetwater customer, I am now an advocate. I say this having 4 other brick and mortar music stores only a short distance away. Now for the 55FCE Limited. Sound and aesthetics are really subjective but I think that this and other Cordobas I have owned have always been of great quality. The 55FCE Limited is simply beautiful. Maybe I lucked out but not all guitars at the Espana range are made in Spain, and this one happened to be. Perhaps this lends to a sense of collector's appeal. I was able to compare this with a Cordoba C12 and a GK Pro on hand and there is a noticeable difference in the sustain and both deep & warm tones. The build of course is a factor as the 55FCE is comparatively thin but it is very solid and carries a surprisingly rich volume and brighter tones for being so small - this may also be a product of the Spruce and Ziricote combination or just how well its binded. So those looking for aesthetics, comfort, portability and a unique sound may well find it here. I look forward to her "opening" out some more in the coming weeks. I concur with all the previous reviews and encourage those looking at this limited edition to go for it, Sweetwater will take care of you.
5/5

Beyond My Expectations

I am new to Classical guitar. I've stayed away from it for years because my hands tend to be on the smaller side and I was unable to find anything that fit me comfortably. While I didn't realize it then, the quality and design of the instrument played into that decision as well. I had nothing to compare it to until now. My father in law purchased the Solista about a week prior and that renewed the fire within me. After doing a considerable amount of research and learning everything I could about Cordoba and other manufacturers, I found myself even more impressed and drawn to the brand. However, I shifted to a slightly different style that would allow me to expand into other types of music. The 55FCE Limited fits like a glove. It's the most comfortable, easy to play guitar I own. Believe it or not, I bought it sight unseeen. . .only because I have had such amazing experiences with Sweetwater. . . Ben Porter in particular. You can't get any better guidance or customer service anywhere else, and I've been to other places. I'm a lifer at this point. Just before the guitar was sent out, Ben called to chat. I love that he, as I'm sure others who are a part of the Sweetwater family, take the time to connect, discuss and make sure the instrument you have selected is going to fit your needs as well as wants. His advice, opinions and general info has always been spot on. That personal touch makes you feel more like you're interacting with a friend you can trust. I also love receiving, via email a gorgeous set of professional studio pictures of my guitar upon purchase. . . including serial number and weight (same ones that are on the site). The day I got my guitar, I got a confirmation from Ben that it had been delivered. I got another email thanking me for my purchase and encouraging me to stay in touch if I needed anything related to the guitar or anything else. If the past is any indicator of the future, he'll be calling in another week to see how things are going. Who does that? All these extra touches of customer service and great pricing is what makes for return customers. Back to the guitar. . .the minute you place it in your hands you feel two things. It's an incredibly light guitar and so well balanced that it becomes a part of your body. I've never experienced anything like that with a guitar. I hate putting it down. The craftsmanship is exceptional as well. It's gorgeous to look at and a testament to the craftsmanship in Spain. I was especially intrigued that there are only about 150 of these guitars made by Cordoba as part of their Limited Edition. The width of the neck was not at all intimidating as I was first concerned it might be. I took a chance and talked myself into giving it a try and boy was I impressed. It's absolutely perfect. It seems so much easier to play than my other acoustics. . . your hands glide effortlessly up and down the neck, across the frets to the point that it almost plays itself. I jokingly say it plays like butter. I can't say enough about it. The sound is also impressive. Before plugging it in I began to play and couldn't believe how impressive it was in terms of it's resonance, which in my past experiences hasn't always been the best for acoustic-electrics. . . but this was uncharacteristically deep and full. Plug it in and you're absolutely blown away by it's potential to meet an incredibly wide range of demands. I've owned a handful of Ovations over time, and while I always speak very highly of them, this is on a whole different level. Cordoba has created an instrument that excels in artistry, quality, design and performance. For the price point, you won't find better in my humble opinion. Plays like a much more expensive guitar. . . .and what a looker! Combine that with the buying experience at Sweetwater and you can't go wrong. Thanks so much guys! By the way, I listened to every Youtube video there was out there to get a better sense of what this guitar sounds like. In the end, it was even better in person. . .by far.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Cordoba Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars