Cordoba GK Studio Negra Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar
Back in August 2016 this was the highest rated nylon string guitar in the $500 to $999 price range, and although there are now higher rated options, this is still a pretty good acoustic-electric classical guitar.
Cordoba designed the GK Studio Negra as a Flamenco Guitar rather than a classical with a solid spruce top, slightly reduced scale length, thinner nut width and body depth, low action, spanish fan bracing and protective golpeador.
- Top: Solid European Spruce
- Body: Rosewood back & sides
- Finish: High gloss PU
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 650mm (25.6")
- Nut Width: 50mm (1.96")
- Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend with 4 Band EQ + phase, undersaddle piezo and internal microphone with blender, built in digital tuner
Guitarists playing a wide range of styles from flamenco, classical, jazz, blues and folk have praised this instrument in their customer reviews. It has been exceptionally well received for both its unplugged and plugged in tone.
This was reflected in Interactive Guitar Magazine's review that said, "While the GK Studio was designed to play Flamenco, in my opinion this instrument is a very versatile guitar, which can be used to play and record a variety of genres, including Folk, Brazilian music such as Bossa Nova, Samba, and fingerstyle in general. Even if all you wanted to do was just explore some different tones to expand your horizons, this would be a good choice. The low action and cut away makes this guitar great in terms of playability and ergonomics."
There were no consistent negatives reported about this guitar in customer or expert reviews.
In addition to being well loved by experienced flamenco and nylon string players, this guitar is also one that many people have successfully transitioned to from steel string acoustics.