Kremona Verea Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar
Gearank High Notes
The Verea Cutaway first appeared on our recommended list for Classical Guitars from August 2016 until December 2017 when it was out-ranked by other guitars.
Then in June 2019 its ratings were high enough for it to reappear on our list for Classical Guitars Under $1000 where it remained until it was again out-ranked by other guitars in June 2021.
Then in September 2022 we created a new category for nylon string guitars from $750 to $1000 and the Kremona Verea Cutaway debuted on this list at #1!
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Originally emanating from Bulgaria and now with operations also located in the USA, this guitar manufacturer has a history that dates back to 1924 - they even survived the post war era when they were nationalized by the then communist government in their home country.
The Verea Cutaway is a hybrid instrument with a small 48 mm nut width that even electric guitarists find easy to transition to.
Like the Cordoba GK Studio Negra, it uses Fishman Presys Blend electronics which includes a built-in condenser microphone in addition to a more traditional under-saddle piezo pickup. A 3-band equalizer and tuner rounds out the electronics.
The combination of Red Cedar and Rosewood makes for a warmer and less aggressive sound which is perfect for amplification.
The Verea Cutaway is a great pick for those who want a classical guitar that already plays similarly to other guitars in their collection.
These modern specifications combined with the pickup system, make it most at home with performers who need to switch between different types of guitars on stage.
- Top: Solid Red Cedar
- Body: Indian Rosewood back & sides
- Finish: Polyurethane
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Honduras Cedar
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 16"
- Scale Length: 650 mm (25 9/16")
- Nut Width: 48 mm (1.88")
- Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend with dual source pickup system, built-in condenser mic with blend control, Fishman Sonicore pickup, 3-band EQ controls, phase switch and built-in tuner with LED display