The 55FCE Negra is ultimate crossover flamenco nylon-string guitar with ziricote back and sides. Handmade in Spain , the 55FCE is the chosen guitar of the Gipsy Kings for its thinbody cutaway design, and slightly narrower nut width. The rich, smooth sound of ziricote pairs nicely with the 55FCE’s solid European spruce top for a versatile tone and striking aesthetic. With its Fishman Prefix ProBlend onboard electronics with 3-band EQ and built-in microphone, the 55FCE Negra is stage-ready, and its thinbody design helps reduce feedback when the guitar is amplified at high volumes. With low action and little relief in the neck, this guitar offers substantial comfort and ease of playability.
The 55FCE Negra's thinbody design and unique wood combination make it the perfect choice for exploring the nuances in sound that can only be captured with nylon strings – and bringing them to the stage. Like every Cordoba guitar, this model also has a two-way truss rod built into the neck. Other premium features include a Spanish cedar neck, ebony fingerboard, Indian rosewood binding and bridge, a clear flamenco-style tap plate, and Savarez Cristal Corum strings. Includes a custom HumiCase Thinbody Protégé case.
All Cordoba guitars come with strings.
Please note: The 55FCE Negra features exotic ziricote, which varies greatly in appearance and grain pattern.
Available as a blanca flamenco model (55FCE). Also available in Natural Blonde finish with maple back/sides (55FCE Natural). Available for a limited time with Macassar Ebony back & sides (55FCE Negra Ltd.).
|Top||Solid European Spruce|
|Back & Sides||Ziricote|
|Rosette||All natural inlaid wood mosaic|
|Finish||High gloss PU finish|
|Neck/Fingerboard||Spanish Cedar neck / Ebony fingerboard / Cutaway-Electric Style Neck|
|Truss Rod||Two-way adjustable, 4mm|
|Scale Length||650mm (25.6")|
|Nut Width||50mm (1.96")|
|String Spacing at Saddle||57mm|
|Number of Frets||12 to body, 19 total|
|Bracing/Build||Spanish fan bracing, Flamenco style build, cutaway electric|
|Body Width & Length||271mm (10.7") at upper bout / 370mm (14.5") width at lower bout / 480mm (18.9") body length|
|Body Depth||64mm (2.5") at upper bout / 68mm (2.7") at lower bout|
|Tuning Machines||Cordoba Premium Gold Tuning Machines|
|Strings||Savarez Cristal Corum in High Tension 500CJ|
|Electronics||Fishman Prefix Problend on board Electronics with 3-band EQ|
|Tap Plate/Pick Guard||Clear flamenco-style tap plate|
|Case||HumiCase Thinbody Protege|