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    Default Any Cort love?

    Well is there?? Tell me about your experience with this particular brand?

    I am looking to buy a Cort, M520 to be precise. Nice guitar for the price, a little heavy though. The one I palyed felt really solid, how is the general quality?

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    Default Re: Any Cort love?

    their website dumped a whole bunch of crap on my machine at work so they are off my list!

    for the most part they are decent instruments for the money but the resale value is pretty low, so if you plan on keeping it go for it but if you may flip it then id look some where else

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    their website dumped a whole bunch of crap on my machine at work so they are off my list!

    for the most part they are decent instruments for the money but the resale value is pretty low, so if you plan on keeping it go for it but if you may flip it then id look some where else
    You should know that guitar prices, first and second hand, are through the roof.

    I pretty much made up my mind about it, but I would like to see what opinions people have about them. Right now 0-1 against cort

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    Any Courtney Love?
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    Default Re: Any Cort love?

    Seeing as Cort factories produce a lot of guitars on the market under other brand names, chances are most of us like something that rolls out of their doors .

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    Quote Originally Posted by FretFire View Post
    Seeing as Cort factories produce a lot of guitars on the market under other brand names, chances are most of us like something that rolls out of their doors .
    True, but I wonder if those good other brands guitars is in dispense of their own guitar line. I would reckon that they make more money on producing Ibanez´s, or whatever else brand, then their own...

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    The Cort equivalent will usually cost a little less than something that they build for another company, because the company that uses Cort to make their own guitars has their own profit and marketing expense to overcome.

    You do not have to be worried about Cort product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankfalbo View Post
    The Cort equivalent will usually cost a little less than something that they build for another company, because the company that uses Cort to make their own guitars has their own profit and marketing expense to overcome.

    You do not have to be worried about Cort product.

    Sums it up well.

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    Default Re: Any Cort love?

    i go to court when i have to.lol no really i checked a couple out but didnt car for them but thats just me ,there was no one thing that stood out as a negative,but for the same money youll spend on that ,you could buy a whole lot more. schecter,jay turser,epiphone,imported fenders
    play louder than the other guy.....

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    Hmm, I only saw a Cort once, didn't get to play it as it was a really low-end model, seemed decent.

    However, let me tell you what the guy that sets my guitar up when I need to told me about them.
    He said that if someone brings him a Cort for a setup he asks triple what he asks for other brand guitars (included the ones built by Cort) simply because his own experience has taught him that these instruments take him triple the time any other instrument would take him to set up (and gives him 3 times the headache and aggravation other instruments do...), and he has been in this business more than most around these parts...

    That aside, I think that no one knows a guitar like its' owner.
    So, I guess it depends on that one factor: Who will be responsible for it being in the right condition?

    If that's you then I'm confident that even if it takes some time you'll get it there, otherwise, I'd look a little more before deciding on one...
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    Default Re: Any Cort love?

    They are both high end and low end. Their set neck guitars are of very good quality and their bolt on's are of lower quality.

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    I know Bobby Cox has his own (Bass) artist series, I haven't played one but would like too.
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    I dont really like corts because I dumped like $800 in to mine to make it a nice guitar....

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    Default Re: Any Cort love?

    the other guitar player in my band recently bought a cort X-TH and it's a very decent guitar. he also has another X serie (cheaper model though) and it's also a very good guitar within it's price range. So I don't really have bad experience with cort....

    just my 2c

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    Default Re: Any Cort love?

    I played a few... there was a time when you couldn't get into a shop and not find one...

    I really liked one of the X series that I've played (and I even didn't try it with distortion)... I didn't like the M series at all - sounds dead...
    Although I haven't played it the M900 is one of the best looking guitars I've seen - with the chambered body it should sound better then the other Ms.

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    okay thats nice to hear... I noticed that the m520 at the shop was a little dead, but I recond that it was because the strings was several years (at least that was what I thought) old. Hrmm maybe you are right, is it something a pair of new pickups will fix or is it a lost cause? I know it differs from guitar to guitar but still..

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    Default Re: Any Cort love?

    I tried a few. Their starts were nice, even if made out of poplar. The ones I tried were snappy and funky.

    Also tried a super-strat type. Split coils, rounded heel. Comfy with a nice sound.

    I'll admit I bought the Cyc for the looks and the brand. If I was to lay down some cash I was gonna go with something that made me feel safe. If I were to buy another guitar I'd have no qualms buying one now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringlund View Post
    okay thats nice to hear... I noticed that the m520 at the shop was a little dead, but I recond that it was because the strings was several years (at least that was what I thought) old. Hrmm maybe you are right, is it something a pair of new pickups will fix or is it a lost cause? I know it differs from guitar to guitar but still..
    Try playing it unplugged, if it sounds resonant and full of life chances for it being a good guitar with lousy pickups is higher (not guaranteed though).

    BTW,
    There are a bunch of fair priced, set neck, 2 humbucker guitars inspired by Gibson or PRS... I wouldn't focus just on Cort... try a few other brands than make your choice.

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    Of those other guitars I have tried out them all, there was always something wrong with them sadly. But the Ibanez SZ series was nice.

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    I have been playing for about 55 years from Lynyrd and Hendrix to Jazz.
    Now my story about the Cort brand.
    I used to be a Gibson unconditional Les Paul custom, es335 and the queen of all, the es347.
    I used to perform Jazz Brazilian Funk for years in the NY/NJ area then I stopped. Then I got back to it.
    I was looking for a decent electric solid body and not to break the bank. I found a M200, then 2 years later
    I ran into an amazing sounding rare wine red Source Performer (may be 1989 or so), and then finally recently a killer M520 (probably 2010 or so).
    For the 2 first guitars considering the superior craft and wood I upgraded the pups with Dimarzio's and with 500k pots
    and an orange drop. On the Cort M520 the mighty mites are great pups so I kept them, just changed the cap with an orange drop.
    Those guitars now sound like 3k guitars...a real bang for the buck...
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