Cordoba GK Studio Negra Gipsy Kings Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Classical Guitar

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The Cordoba GK Studio Negra Classical Acoustic Electric Guitar is designed to emphasize tone and playability with its superb craftsmanship, all at an affordable price.

The Cordoba GK Studio Negra, a Gipsy Kings signature model, thinner than a standard Spanish guitar, is an extremely comfortable guitar for any player. The action is low across the fretboard, and the neck is slightly narrowed. The Cordoba GK Studio Negra features a solid European Spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides to bring out an even bassier and robust tone. The contrasting maple binding and black ebony tuners add to this guitars' overall beauty. A Fishman Presys Blend with 4-Band EQ and digital tuner pickup system gives the GK Studio a clear and natural tone when amplified. Comes with a Cordoba deluxe gig bag.

Order your Cordoba GK Studio Negra Gipsy Kings Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Gig Bag
Series Iberia
Model GK Studio Negra
Number Of Frets 19
Scale Length 25.6"
Neck Type N/A
Nut Width 50mm
Neck Wood Mahogany
Body Wood N/A
Top N/A
Bridge Type Indian Rosewood
Tuning Machines Open Gears
Other Features Binding/Purfling: 3 Ply Maple and Ebony Top Purfling
Rosette: All Natural Inlaid Wood Mosaic
Finish: High Gloss Polyurethane Finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Truss Rod: 4mm
String Spacing at Saddle: 59mm
Fret Marker Inlays: Mother of Pearl at 3, 5, 7, 9, 12
Nut/Saddle: Bone
Number of Frets to Body: 12
Bracing/Build: Spanish Fan Bracing, Flamenco Style Build, Cutaway Electric
Body Width & Length: 285mm (11.2") at upper bout, 370mm (14.6") at lower bout
Overall Length: 39"
Body Depth: 88mm (3.5") at upper bout, 89mm (3.5") at lower bout
Tuning Machines: Cordoba Black & Gold Floral
Strings: Savarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend with 4 Band EQ + phase, undersaddle piezo and internal microphone with blender, built in digital tuner
Tap Plate/Pick Guard: Clear Spanish Golpeador
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag

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CordobaGK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (6)
    • Small venues (5)
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    5.0

    I love this Guitar

    By Joey

    from Lakeland FL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

      I used @ church and private parties. The first time that I played was great, smooth, clear sound, very good for fingerstyle or strummer. Very good option for the price. For flamenco style plastic protector it is great. I love it!!!!

       
      4.0

      Just wanted to say WOW!

      By saszeus

      from Richardson, Tex

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

      I have not been playing guitar all that long but was in the market for a nylon acoustic, when I heard the tone of this one I had to get it. This guitar has such a beautiful sound to it that it has made me want to really focus on learning even more. Great sound as well as a pretty good price for it.

       
      5.0

      GK Studio Negra vs. C7CE !

      By Blackdog

      from Richmond VA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Cosmetically Fine
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Nice Padded Gig Bag
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Must Clean Tuner Gears
      • Must Lower Action

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

      It's not a contest, but a contrast. I have played a C7CE spruce top for several years and it was a great value barely used and cheap! I bought the negra (dark rosewood back and sides in a flamenco) of 3 in the store. This was the best sounding and best looking (look for a tight and very straight grain in the top if possible). You would find the C7 resonates more (deeper body) and is more suited to classical music. The negra can do 'nuevo flamenco', Renaissance, and some classical pretty well. A negra is a flamenco guitar, so it will have less sustain (shallow body) and relatively more 'growly' bass strings. It's versatile and for many players might be the one to keep and then sell the other one (which I will do). A classical guitar is typically not outfitted with a pickup, nor is a true flamenco blanca or negra. But for casual play, stage performance (parties, open mic, small gigs), a negra keeps feedback down, is comfortable, is 'punchy' and with a crisp tone.

      Remember this with a NEW spruce top: the day you buy it is the WORST it will ever sound! Every day you play it, preferably all over the fretboard, the more it opens up for about a year and gets louder and prettier as the wood relaxes and vibrates more. Cedar tends to remain more the same over time and is ready to play 'right now'; it's a choice and the better sounding guitar is the one to get. I believe two good sounding cedar vs. spruce of the same model (like the C7) would lead me to the spruce as it will get considerably better over time.

      For these modestly priced guitars, wipe out the tuner gears with an old toothbrush to remove grit, etc. when new. A tuner or 2 will sometimes feel 'sticky' and a tiny drop of mineral or linseed oil (with a toothpick) where the brass gear rides on the sideplate and cleaning the gears mesh area will usually fix the problem. Be prepared to have a luthier lower the saddle bottom and likely the nut slots to get the action at fret 12 about to 3/32" or even slightly less if you play lightly.

      The trussrod is adjustable, so start with a flat fretboard and set the action as low as possible, then 'lefty loosey' (not 'righty tighty') the trussrod nut about 1/4 turn to relax the neck relief for string clearance and stop any rattles or buzz (typically in the D or A strings). And keep it humidified and in the case all the time! A dry guitar rattles, cracks, and otherwise does not respond like a humidified one. I toss in a small chunk of damp sponge; when it is dry ...dampen it again! Cheap, self-monitoring, and does the job.

       
      5.0

      The Cordoba GK Studio Negra Review

      By Art

      from Peoria, Arizona

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Excellent Quality Guitar
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

      I own a Cordoba C5 and recnetly purchased the GK Studio Negra. I play it every day and it is a joy to hold and to listen to. It's easy to tune, has a straight, easy to finger neck and fret board. I have to confess that the first GK Studio Negra I purchased had issues, but Cordoba went above and beyond to replace it with a new one. Outstanding compnay, with exemplary customer service, and well made guitars.

       
      5.0

      Everything I wanted in a Flamenco Guitar

      By Jeff Hatcher

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

        I've been studying classical guitar and wanted to learn the Flamenco Style as well, but didn't want to trash my classicals. Since I already own two other Cordoba guitars, and the GK Studio Negra had received positive buzz, I checked one out at the local Sam Ash Music. This guitar was even better than I expected. The instrument has a loud, even tone with a big, punchy low end and crisp highs. The neck is fast and comfortable, and the electronics do a great job faithfully reproducing the character of the guitar when amplified. I've played flamenco, classical, jazz, and even some bluegrass on this guitar... and it seems to work well for everything. I compared it to some competing (and higher priced) instruments, and the GK Studio Negra was the clear winner. The Sam Ash tech was able to tweak the action before I walked out of the store, delivering perfect playability. If you can, try one out. This guitar has my full endorsement.

         
        5.0

        Great versatile Classical guitar

        By JCR5150

        from Boca Raton, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Robust sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

          I was looking for a classical guitar that I could do some recording with. What I ended up getting was a guitar that also sounds great naturally too.

          When I purchased this guitar, I compared it to whatever they had in stock at my local Sam Ash and found that it sounded fuller and brighter than any other guitar they had, including the ones that are thousands of dollars.

          My main reason for the purchase was to record music at my home studio. I needed something that was a quick "plug and play" and not have to worry about setting a microphone up (like recording a standard classical Concert guitar). The Fishman blend electronics are perfect to get a more than a decent sound from it. You can check out my YouTube page to check songs that I've recorded with it. jcr5150

          I also had the opportunity to perform this at various concert halls in a Classical ensemble, and this guitar stands out especially when doing a lead. Not only does it shine on flamenco style songs but it does very well on standard classical pieces (Romantic or Chamber style).

          I haven't had the opportunity to play it through a PA in a live club performance but I would expect it to shine in that as well.

          This is a top notch guitar...and I have 28 years of guitar playing experience.

           
          5.0

          GREAT guitar

          By Randol

          from NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

            This guitar is amazing. I first picked it up out of curiousity, simply because it was beautiful and wanted to see how it sounded. From the first rasgueado I knew i had to have it. It was absolutely EFFORTLESS to play, the neck is very thin and i LOVE it. It has a great bassy yet snappy tone, due to the rosewood. The fishman pickup is GREAT although a bit bright, the sound quality you get from this guitar is phenomenal. Only problem i had with is that the B string occasionally will go out of tune after some very heavy playing, but very unnoticeable, and the onboard tuner helps fix that.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Value

            By Broheim

            from Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Cordoba GK Studio Negra Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

              i played this guitar in my local Sam Ash and could not stay away from it. I ended up buying it. Unplugged it's much fuller sounding than the GK studio, and for that matter the used $1700 Taylor nylon that was next to it in the store. The intonation on mine is sport on. It is at least as loud as my Alvarez MC90C which is a much deeper guitar (physically) and no slouch in its own right.

              Plugged in it's fantastic. Having both pickups and internal microphone is a huge plus. The internal mic comes in real handy for percussive playing and added color.

              i have 11 guitars, and this is my third nylon sting model. The guitar is going to easily be my most played instrument for the foreseeable future. It is that good. I can't recommend stopping by a Sam Ash just to try one of these highly enough for anyone interested in a good nylon string guitar -- even if you think you want to spend a couple thousand -- Like i did, you might surprise yourself and save some money.

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