55FCE Negra - Ziricote

The 55FCE Negra adds exotic ziricote back and sides to the popular stage-ready 55FCE. The handcrafted 55FCE Negra's thin, feedback-resistant body makes this Spanish-made guitar an essential tool in the gigging musician's arsenal. The chosen guitar of the Gipsy Kings, its solid European spruce top is paired with ziricote, which provides a rich, smooth sound that fills a room.

55FCE Negra - Ziricote

Key Features

MSRP - $2,350 USD

  • Family:
    • Cutaway & Electric
  • Style:
    • Thinbody
  • Construction:
    • Solid Top
  • Made in Spain
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55FCE - Honey Amber

MSRP - $2,200 USD

55FCE - Natural

MSRP - $1,945 USD


  • 55FCE Ltd. Negra Ziricote Front
  • 55FCE Ltd. Negra Ziricote Back
  • 55FCE Ltd. Negra Ziricote Detail 1
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Headstock LogoN/A
Pickup TypeUndersaddle Piezo + Microphone
Neck JointSpanish Heel
Back Purfling Inlay Pattern & Dimensions0.5mm Maple, 0.5mm Ebony
Nut String Spacing42mm
Back BindingIndian Rosewood
Tuning Machines Vendor & ModelDer Jung DJ305GK-P6B (S3)
Side Purfling Inlay Pattern & Dimensions0.5mm Maple, 0.5mm Ebony
Tuning Machine Ratio14:1
Top Purfling Pattern & Dimensions0.5 Ebony, 0.5 Maple, 0.5 Ebony, 0.5 Maple
Tuning Machine ButtonsBlack
Electronics Vendor & ModelFishman OEM-MAN-B56
Middle PickupN / A
Frets to Body12
Battery PackN / A
Soundboard Thickness2.5mm
Battery Pack Installation LocationN / A
Waist Width235mm (9 1/4")
Target Instrument Weight4 lbs / 1.8 kg
Number of Strings6
Does it contain shell?No
Shipper Carton Dimensions116 x 46 x 19 (cm)
Master Carton DimensionsN/A
Item Number03867
FamilyCutaway & Electric
ConstructionSolid Top
Body TopSolid European Spruce
Top Bracing PatternFan
Soundhole Diameter88mm (3 1/2")
RosetteAll Wood Traditional
Top Purfling InlayEbony and Maple
Top BindingIndian Rosewood
Side Purfling InlayEbony and Maple
Back and Sides WoodZiricote, Mahogany Inside
Back Purfling InlayEbony and Maple
Neck MaterialSpanish Cedar
Scale Length648mm (25 1/2")
Neck ShapeU Shape
Nut Width50mm (2")
Neck Thickness 1st Fret21.5mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret25mm
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard InlaysN / A
Frets Total19
ColorNatural (NAT)
FinishGloss Polyurethane
Bridge MaterialIndian Rosewood
Saddle MaterialBone
Nut MaterialBone
Tuning MachinesCordoba Premium Gold with Black Buttons
Tap PlateYes
ElectronicsFishman Prefix Pro Blend
ControlsVolume, Frequency, Notch, Bass, Contour, Treble, Blend, and Phase Switch
StringsSavarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Included CaseHumicase Protégé Thinbody Classical
Upper Bout Width276mm (10 7/8")
Lower Bout Width368mm (14 1/2")
Body Depth Upper Bout65mm (2 1/2")
Body Depth Lower Bout70mm (2 3/4")
Body Length483mm (19")
Overall Length972mm (38 1/4")
Limited EditionYes
Country of OriginSpain

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Design Features

With its Fishman Prefix ProBlend onboard electronics and thinbody design, the 55FCE Negra is ready to combat feedback when the guitar is amplified at high volumes. Low action, little relief in the neck, and a two-way truss rod keep this guitar comfortable and easy to play. 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. Comes in a humidified Humicase Protege case.

*Please note: The 55FCE Negra features exotic ziricote, which varies greatly in appearance and grain pattern.*

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