Cordoba GK Studio Negra Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar

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Cordoba GK Studio Negra

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Cordoba GK Studio Negra: Equal Highest Rated Nylon String Guitar from $500 to $1000 - 2022.02

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Overview

Cordoba designed the GK Studio Negra as a Flamenco Guitar rather than a classical guitar.

They gave it a solid spruce top, slightly reduced scale length, thinner nut width and body depth (compared to a standard classical guitar), low action, spanish fan bracing and protective golpeador.

It sports premium specs that include solid European spruce top supported by Spanish style fan bracing, and what sets it apart from the standard studio version is the use of rosewood for the back and sides.

The action is nice and low, and while this can produce some fret buzz when strummed hard, that's part of the flamenco style.

But it's not just flamenco guitarists playing it, this versatile instrument is also used in a variety of other styles such as classical, jazz, blues and folk.

The GK Studio Negra, and its GK Studio sibling, is a guitar that many people have successfully transitioned to from steel string acoustics despite its wider nut width than a standard dreadnought.

One of the good things about the pickup/preamp system from Fishman is that it allows you to blend in the microphone pickup to your desired level. Sometimes your amp's feedback protection system can't prevent feedback so you can turn it down on stage, and turn it up for great results when recording direct in. See this video at Cordoba that gives you some good tips for blending the mic and piezo pickups.

Specifications

  • 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

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In addition to being a singer / guitarist I have worked on the business side of music as an artist manager, event manager, producer, and a music publisher talent scout.