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bdelouis 06/09/2007

Cort Yorktown : bdelouis's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
Purchased in June 2007, 420 euros, made in Indonesia
Two humbuckers with volume and tone
individual three-position selector
Set neck. Violin sunburst colors. Fund maple laminate.
The guitar is rather light, well made. The thickness of the body is
So instead of 6.7 cm thin for a half box.
The finishes are very correct with beautiful mother of pearl inlays
on the handle and a golden acastillage. Overall this model of Yorktown is beautiful impression. The Gibson L5 guitar reminds one of its shape, but a little more
small.

UTILIZATION

The handle is very comfortable to play, regular, gentle. Access to acute is
correct and the standard for this type of guitar. The strings originally provided only
are really not up to the guitar, it was clear that they should be
change right away otherwise the print sound was pretty poor.
As I search for jazz sounds, I installed ropes nets dishes pulling hard enough (D'Addario Chromes 012-052) and is the Yorktown has become a serious instrument.
I tighten the proximity switch of the handle to fit the deepest draft.

SOUNDS

It's a jazz guitar I was looking for and Yorktown filled his role perfectly. I only use the neck pickup because I'm looking for the round, lime and vintage jazz instead of 50-60 years (Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass ...). The neck pickup delivers original sounds correct that view, but will soon require jazzeux tend to want to change it. With a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover (SH55) (about 130 euros more, in my opinion a microphone for the fabulous jazz), plugged into my tube amp Fender Hot Rod, the sound is almost equal to that of large Master the above. The lack Yorktown, however, slightly low, probably because of his body a little thinner (or an L5 ES175) and wood quality, no doubt. This appears quite clearly when the acoustic guitar is not plugged. The sound is not very large, rather tenuous. This faiblaisse acoustic guitar does not sound very fair and have a good fishing once connected. I put an "8" for the sound to reflect the change of micro, with Seth Lover I would put a "9" without hesitation or even a "10" for the excellent price / quality ratio (including the additional 130 euros) .

OVERALL OPINION

I've had three weeks. The search for a particular sound (the sound jazz classic for me) is an endless search but the Yorktown with its micro Seth Lover I am satisfied overall. It is fun to play, beautiful, compact, defect-free (outside the original string). If I had to replace it (if lost, broken, stolen), I would try maybe a half box a little thicker to make a little scale in the bass, but I'm not sure to beat for such a quality / price ratio. I also have an Ibanez AG75 BS (also semi-hollow), which is slightly better acoustically (not plugged), but the sound is a little less "jazz" in my opinion, even with the neck pickup on the same amp. The AG75 is against a little more versatile, more like a folk. In conclusion, the Yorktown is a great guitar for jazz, with its original neck pickup to start, with excellent potential with a microphone performance.