Cordoba GK Studio Negra

6-string Acoustic-electric Nylon-string Classical Guitar with Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, European Spruce Top, and 1.96" Nut Width - Gloss Finish
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Play Like a Gipsy King!

The Cordoba GK Studio Negra Gipsy Kings signature model nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar combines a fast-playing feel with traditional flamenco construction techniques for a remarkable playing experience. Based on its sister model, the GK Studio, the GK Studio Negra features the same European spruce top but with Indian rosewood back and sides for an even bassier and more robust sound. The mahogany neck is slightly thinner and narrower than traditional classical guitars for smooth playability. And the thinner body style is comfortable for players of any style. Not only do you get premium tonewoods, the GK Studio Negra shows Cordoba's attention to detail with a hand-inlayed wood rosette and gold/black tuners with ebony buttons. You also get the Fishman Presys Blend pickup system built right in. For a highly playable guitar with some beautiful appointments, you'll love the Cordoba GK Studio Negra.

Cordoba GK Studio Negra Gipsy Kings Signature Model Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Traditional design and construction
  • Premium tonewoods
  • Great look, great playability
Traditional design and construction

The Cordoba GK Studio Negra doesn't skimp on construction. The GK Studio Negra features traditional handmade classical guitar design, including the solid European spruce top with Spanish-style fan bracing. Fan bracing is preferred for flamenco guitars over lattice bracing, allowing the guitar's top to vibrate more freely while still providing evenly balanced tone.

Premium tonewoods

While the Cordoba GK Studio Negra is inexpensive, Cordoba did not sacrifice quality materials. The Indian rosewood back and sides set a powerful tonal foundation for the solid European spruce top, giving you the right balance of warmth and brightness. The neck is solid mahogany, for maximum transfer of string energy to the spruce top. A rosewood fingerboard and Indian rosewood bridge complete the elegant look.

Great look, great playability

The Cordoba GK Studio Negra is gorgeous to simply look at, from the detailed hand-inlayed rosette and maple binding to the gold/black tuners with ebony buttons. And you'll love how the gloss finish shows off the Indian rosewood body and European spruce top. But looks aren't everything, the GK Studio Negra was designed with playability in mind, and the great look is just the icing on the classical cake.

Cordoba GK Studio Negra Gipsy Kings Signature Model Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Great-sounding, fast-playing guitar at an amazing price
  • Traditional Spanish fan bracing provides a balanced, lively sound
  • Indian rosewood back and sides for rich bass with excellent detail
  • European spruce top for excellent definition and projection
  • Gig Bag included
Get premium tonewoods at a great price with the Cordoba GK Studio Negra nylon-string classical guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Flamenco
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Top Wood Solid European Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Fan Bracing
Binding Maple Binding
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Mother of Pearl Side Position Markers
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Cordoba black & gold floral
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.96"
Overall Length 39"
Body Width 14.75"
Body Depth 3.3"-3.5"
Electronics Fishman Presys Blend System with built-in tuner
Strings Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number GUFLCOR-05283

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Cordoba is the best , period.

One of the most versatile and best nylon guitars I have ever played , great tone ,excellent response , fantastic workmanship , nice electronics . It makes you want to play, very hard to put down once you pick it up . There is nothing out there that I know of that can come close to it and I have several nylon guitars some costing up to $7,000.00.Hands down the winner , Price or not.
Music background: Proffesionsl musicianfor over 45 years.
5/5

Sweet Ax

I have had a Cordoba C-10 for about two years and love the guitar for its beauty, expressive tone and playability but needed a flamenco-style nylon string guitar I could take on gigs and amplify without too much hassle, as well as be able to reach the upper register for those jazz and bossa numbers. Enter the GK Studio. Nate Edwards was extremely helpful in getting this order to me quickly and painlessly. Having played the GK on a gig for the first time last night I am very pleased. Nice action, crisp tones and sensitive to the touch. A lot of guitar for the bucks and a real delight to play. Plus, she's just a gorgeous instrument, with the spruce top and maple binding setting off the rosewood back and sides. You kinda' want to be alone with her. But not in a creepy way... Well, maybe a little creepy.
Music background: Professional jazz musician
5/5

Beautiful Guitar!

This is an amazing guitar for the price. I bought mine from Sweetwater.com and I have to say that I am more than pleased with it. It looks and sounds great. I highly recommend this guitar to those who are passionate about Flamenco and who want to get a great instrument to play it with. Moreover, the guys at Sweetwater were extremely helpful and friendly. I will always buy from them!
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Beautiful Tone and Looks.

What can I say? This beauty is loud, fast, deep, snappy, and classy. You don't even notice the Fishman pickup because the Rosewood is so dark. You have to hold and play this guitar to understand just how light the body is and how rich the basses are. I would recommend it most for those transitioning from steel string or those who pursue Flamenco. If you are a strict classical player, you may want something more traditional. Personally, I love this guitar.
5/5

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.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Cordoba, Cordoba Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Cordoba Classical/Nylon String Guitars