Cort X-2 - Black
Cort X-2 - Black

STC-Shaped Guitar belonging to the X-2 model

User Reviews: 4.644

All user reviews for the Cort X-2 - Black

Average Score: 4.1 ( 4.1/5 based on 41 reviews )
  22 reviews 54 %
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  1 user review 2 %
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Target: Beginners Value For Money: Excellent
Audiofanzine FR 12/09/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

(Originally written by Maxmin/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Everything has been thought out...


The neck is comfortable.

The guitar's shape allows a very good acces to the upper frets.

The sound is good considering it's a budget product.

The shape of the body looks nice.


I started to play with a Line6 Spider III and I got a good sound. A very good sound (considering the guitar's price) with distortion and overdrive.

The clean sound did however reveal the instrument's limitations.


I've been using this guitar for one year. Since I didn't have a lot of money when I started out I had to learn with this budget guitar. It offers a great value for money. As a beginner I would buy it again without hesitation. It's perfect to play heavy metal but for clean sounds the pickups have a very poor performance. Even when you try to EQ the highs with the tone control, the response remains very harsh.

I still own it and I think I will make it my second guitar with a special tuning for heavy metal only. I prefer playing a higher quality guitar for everything else.
MGR/Anonymous 02/10/2006

MGR/Anonymous's review "Cort X2"

Ive been playing guitar 8 Years.
Genre: Rock/Metal

Acquired at: Local Cort dealer.
Paid: $ 200.00 (U.S.)

Quality, Sound, Playability, Design, Brand.


Very good construction, high quality pickups and electronics, nice glossy finish.

I don't really pay attention to the brand of a guitar, its not really necessary. If it plays excellent and the overall construction of the guitar is excellent and the price is right, then the brand dosn't matter to me. Cort produces guitars at high quality standards that meet or exceed the quality of similar top brand guitars, the only diffrence I have found is the price.

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MGR/Ben Martin 07/01/2003

MGR/Ben Martin's review "Cort X-2"

i got this at my local guitar store for $300 canadian, give or take.

EVERYTHING. this guitar outplays almost anything else i have ever played. there is only one guitar that i have liked better than this one, and it was a $1100 ibanez - and with this guitar being almost 4 times cheaper i think it is WELL WORTH IT. the neck is FANTASTIC. it plays like HEAVEN. the body shapeand headstock are wicked also (i got mine in grey metal, very cool). pickups don't sound too shabby either! great access to the high frets also. it can stay in tune for ages also! i have been playing for a few years and i know enough to determine an ass-kicking axe when i play one. this is a remarkable deal.

there are a few things i don't like it. liek someone else said previously about this guitar the jack comes loose often, but that's no sweat, just a quick tighten with your hand or plyers and your good for a week. the thing i dislike most about this guitar is the tremolo bridge. it's fairly low quality and it makes the guitar go noticably out of tune. that can be replaced though.

excellent. i have seen no problems with this at all.

if you want a good rockin' axe for an astonishing price, GO OUT AND BUY ONE!!! they are unreal!!!

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MGR/Sean Moore 04/29/2003

MGR/Sean Moore's review "Cort X-2"

I got this guitar from a local music store called BandBox in a guitar/amp deal for $350.00 with a Kustom KGB-30 amp. On it's own, the guitar is worth $240.00. By the way, the KGB-30 is a great amplifier.

I love practically everything about this guitar. The shape, the color, the hardware, the pickups, the tuners, the neck, everything.

The only problem I've ever had with this wonderful guitar is that the jack keeps coming loose, though all I have to do is reach down and tighten it with my hand and that will last several days

I'm 14 and I have been playing since I was 10. This is my second guitar. My first was a Squier Affinity Strat, which is a rad guitar to start out on. I thought, since I had outgrown the beginner phase, that I could use a new one, so I got this and I wasn't dissapointed. I got it in Red Metal, which I think is the sexiest color. It has fantastic tuners, which which stay in tune for many, many hours, the PowerSound humbuckers have a cheap- sounding name but possess awesome tone. Shortly after I bought this, the Tom Delonge Signature Strat came out. Blink-182 has been my favorite band since, like, 1994 so, naturally, I wanted. I didn't have enough money so I settled for just buying the Invader pickup and having my old bridge humbucker replaced. I found that the PowerSound pickups have almost the same exact tone as the Invader, but the Invader has a little more low end and more sustain, so it wasn't quite necesary to have that put in.

This a great guitar for such a low price. Wether you play heavy metal, punk rock, emo, pop punk, rock & roll(all of which I play) and are not satisfied with your current guitar, then this is an awesome deal without having to pay several thousand dollars. GO BUY IT, GOD DAMNIT!

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Daeth 07/09/2013

Daeth's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " A good start"

BODY Basswood
NECK Maple
FRET 24 / Jumbo
INLAY White Dot
TUNER Die cast
BRIDGE Full Action II


I use it for daily drive connected to my iPad. It is not too heavy, shape is useful as standing than sitting. Access to acute is easy and comfortable handle.
With age mics tend to disintegrate but for this price and this practice is not very serious.


Up and down lines quietly installed on my couch X2 is perfect. I'm not particularly looking for a saw to use as I did, but I recommend this model for beginners (more focused "metal" as my first guitar, a squier)
the highs are not too bad with time pickups have taken a hit, severe drafts are


I bought this guitar in 2006 and I use it regularly since. Lightweight, comfortable in hand, it's my driving guitar can stay in my living room on his foot. And of good quality for a cheap price, I would do this choice
arthur1999 12/11/2012

arthur1999's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " A very good guitar to start"

The Cort X-2 is a Korean guitar With classic trestle team vibrato
There are 24 frets, two humbuckers (without names).


Handle a very pleasant, a bit heavy and fairly easy access to the treble.


With this guitar you can play both a slash from metallica ...


I use it for 3 and it suits me very well! I remake that choice without any problem.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Nice for beginners"

This is a guitar with two humbuckers Korean no name, a classic vibrato and a handle 24 cases.
An earlier opinion indicates that it is equipped with jumbo frets but it's obviously not the case on an instrument to less than 200 euros.


The handle is correct, the frets do not exceed the sides as is the case on some models, but obviously it's a little lottery at this level on entry-cort. The shape of the instrument is ergonomically against the weight is not negligible (closest to the weight of a Les Paul than a stratocaster).

The vibrato is unusable (detuning immediately regardless of the intensity of use) but it's not a surprise on the entry.


The sound is very loud and aggressive (especially bridge pickup), you do not use it for the garage rock or metal filthy.


It was my first guitar, it was quite the case at the time, we must admit that my technique does not require a more upmarket instrument ^ ^.

For the price I think its flaws are easily forgivable, evidence, many guitarists start on this model without keeping a bad memory by then, it's always fun to play the "metallic" with a guitar when aggressive starts the instrument.

The value for money is still well above what is found in entry-level brands such as Epiphone or Squier.
valemtymes 12/28/2009

valemtymes's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

In which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...) is made in Korea

What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)? the chavalet chavalet is a full action 2

How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration: power sound pickups 24 frets (I change)
What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)? one volume one tone selecteu 3 positions


the neck is very thin the access to acute exellent nothing wrong. In terms of weight is light enough guitar violin making is pretty good is obtained by seeking out a good sound yes


yes it fits my style of music with the changes that I brought him (for a change of pickups seymour duncan) I have a very good sustain a sound fat enough. My amp is mg10cd u = (and I have a BOSS pedal DS2 BOSS CS3 BOSS CH1) I prefer the guitar with the bridge pickup tone and hair


I use it for 2 years. I now have a Fender Stratocaster. I love the sound and hestetique value for money is unbeatable I would do this election seriously
Revanation 09/12/2009

Revanation's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

- Made in Asia
- 24 frets, jumbo frets
- 2 humbucker pickups
- A vibrato
- 1 volume knob, 1 tone knob
- Switch 3 positions

My only negative points:
- 2 knobs is a bit tight for the settings.
- The varnish is ... ugh. It leaves fingerprints every time you touches the guitar. I totally renconcé to clean and scratch for my next one is dull.


Fine to use until now.
Access to acute is easy and the handle is fairly flat, which is more for speed but a disadvantage if you want then move on LP sleeves from tree trunk.
The guitar has a reasonable weight and can play up a good time.

This guitar does not tune all that much and with the vibrato either, despite some (though I play with light)
It can not be said of the jack. I live with one of the game, I tighten the (once)


For trying - in the same price range - a few more shovels of other brands / Cort (for the G210 does not mention), I can say that this scratching sounds great for its price.
The pickups have the punch (although the bridge is way too nasal in clean) and doubles are felt with the distortion: <a class="nounderline" href=""></a> with equalization and micro V gives a super sharp thrash her.

Cons: The tone knob cut / low level makes her a very ugly cotton.


I use it for almost two years and I think it's going to last for a while.

I bought this guitar on the net, without testing first (anyway, I could not play at the time) but I do not regret my choice.
It is more equivalent models, even more expensive.

In hindsight, I would do this choice. The price / quality ratio is good, the playing comfort it offers is amazing and it sounds a lot (to consider: When the guitar starts, it almost does not distinguish good / bad sound. More if you do not try in-store SG Les Paul and others to € 2000, you can be satisfied for long.)
Skabat 12/31/2008

Skabat's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

Yeah, I think says it all ^ ^

Personal I love the 24 cases, the hyper-sleeved comfortable, 2 double pickups.


- The handle is it fun?
J'vien just to say, the handle is super-nice!

- Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
Absolutely. for solos, it's nickel.

- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
form, each his own of course ^ ^
weight, light enough and comfortable.

- Gets it easy to sound good? ...
yes, I play on a 10W amp rotten and I have a great sound distortion (with a metal zone).
I tried it on a peavey 100W AC moves to the big riff ^ ^

In his clear, it's going, I find not bad at all. You can have a wide range between the microphones and tone, between his very acute, or slamming his grave and softened.


- They are suitable to your style of music?
you can play all yes. I play myself mainly Rock, Punk, Metal, but also blues, reggae, ska, ...
It is very versatile, even if it is doing particularly well filled with large disto ^ ^
- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
an amplifier with a 10W unknown brand, disto-metal zone, ibanez overdrive sometimes.

- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
harmonics are very affordable. (Of course in micro serious only need a little bush is not for ^ ^)

j'met 9 because it's not perfect, but that price, you can hardly do better!


- How long have you use it?
1 ½

- What is so special that you like most and least?
The +: vibrato, a must, better than a floyd ranges from € 400 from Ibanez (I tested), the guitar not Disagree with hair even in the most extreme situations (I love playing harmonics and the guitar up by not taking as vibrato, like Herman Lee (Dragonforce))

The -: the varnish takes fingerprints and poucière ...

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
a-a ...

- How would you rate the quality / price?

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, for that price, do not hesitate ^ ^
I am personally very happy.