She is beautiful!!! By far the nicest looking and sounding guitar I own. she has a light maple finish on front, and cherry wood on back. Solid mahogany. The set in neck makes for a really solid guitar. I play in a metal project called N2 Oblivion. I have been playing for 20+ years, and can't get enough metal! I currently own a B. C. Rich Bronze series, J. Rynolds Strat ( It was practically given to me), and a Huntington acoustic. I have more crate amps than I know what to do with, and tons of distortion and effects.
I recently traded my epiphone les paul for a cort m520. I hate to say it, but I enjoy playing heavy metal with my cort more than I do with my b.c. rich, wich has a seymour duncan 'dimebucker' in it. she screams, but my cort's tone is much more rich and melodic sounding to me. And I didn't have to ruin my life savings to get it.
I love the finish, and solidness of the guitar. I swore up and down my next guitar was gonna be a $3000 b.c. rich with all the fixings, but I think I am gonna be happy with my 520. for a long time. since the guy threw in the hard case, I will be taking excellent care of it. The neck has 24 frets like my b.c. so i dig the playing field. The 520 is shorter too. I am a short little metalhead at 5' 6', so it is way easier for me. this guitar is sweet.
Well at least I didn't do it, but the head stock... was broke. The guy had it clamped and reglued. I am surprised at how the tuning of the guitar is not effected. yet. I have only played it 4 times. That was enough for me to fall in love though I put it back in the case, and have only opened it to look at her. I want her professionally repaired, but i am very afraid of losing her perfect finish.
Excellent choice for those who want to say to themselves, 'I got a really beautiful guitar.'
I wouldn't ever think of getting rid of this one. It goes to show I didn't need a guitar sponscorship to get a guitar like my metal heroes have. It may be no 'dime bag' dean, but it still shreds.
I bought this guitar used at North Shore Music in Thunder Bay Ontario. It was in the window and i was like "damn that thing looks like a PRS" then i saw the price tag expecting a bare minimum of $800...but then i saw it...$290. (used) so im thinking to myself...this thing has to sound terrible. but i figured "hey, this should be fun" so i asked to try it...i was BLOWN AWAY.
wow, where do i start
It looks and feels like a PRS. when you play it the neck feels like it's molding to your firngers. The mighty-mite humbuckers sound beautiful. The neck is slim, comfortable and FAST. and best of all the COIL TAPPING...that's right folks, with just a pull on the tone knobs you go from classic flat metal humbuckers to single coil strat sound. This guitar sounds BEAUTIFUL and is very versatile. If anything ever happened to it, id buy a new one at full price, no questions asked.
The action was a little high by my standards, so i had the dealer bring it down a bit. no extra charge either. but that's my only complaint...not bad considering it was used and the other corts ive played since have really nice action...leads me to believe the previous owner adjusted it.
well as i said earler...humbucking pickups with single coil tapping, tune-o-matic style bridge, fast neck. this thing is like the perfect combination of a PRS and a Gibson at a VERY affordable price...($499 US new.) i checked it out on the cort website. it's sturdy too...i took it apart (like everyguitar i buy) just to make sure everything is soldered right and that nothing can go wrong with it. I was impressed. The wires were VERY easy to follow and everything seemed VERY VERY sturdy. plus the set neck is beautiful. great for staying in tune. I can jump around on this thing all night at gigs and i dont even have to touch the tuning.
BOTTOM LINE!!!! this is the PERFECT guitar for anyone starting or intermediate. well above average. Not quite PRS but at the price its really damn close. this thing is amazing. I'm already saving up for the m800...it's the same series but it's a hollowbody version. i can't wait
Well, I bought this guitar at a store ... It was on the wall ... it's brand new ... I got my guitar in Calgary, AB at the Guitar Connection (small shop on 17th Ave.) This guitar is worth $700, I got it for $500. I got it because i out grew my Memphis.
I love this guitar!!! The neck is thin and smooth, good for soloing. It is more of a gibson style guitar which is sooo much better than my fender style one. It's also really pretty, all wood, mahogany i think, it has a sort of morphed strat body (I don't know if it has a name, probably), all the metal bits are silver colored. It has an awsome sound! A really nice clean tone and also a rockin' distortion. Awsome.
There isn't much I don't like about it. I don't like the fact that the input jack thing (i don't know a lot of terminology) is on the bottom of the guitar, not on the front. I think that's my only complaint.
This guitar is not a starter, but not one of those thousand doller ones. Better than medium, i'll leave it at that. It has two humbuckers that turn into single coils with a button. The tone and volume knobs have to be the coolest things in the whole world of knobs. All the metal stuff is silver in color. It hardly goes out of tune, which is awsome.
I love my guitar. I would recogmend it to any one who's outgrown theur starter and is ready for one that will last you 5 years.
Bought this from a local dealer, 'The Guitar Gallery' in Wellington, New Zealand, and paid $800nz for it.
I felt I'd reached a point with my acoustic playing where I wanted an electric.
Looks beautiful, the two piece mahogony body has awesome resonance, feels solid, the neck's just a little shorter than what I'm used to, so that gives me a real feeling of control.
You can change the two mightymite pick ups from humbucker to single, which gives good variety with the 3-way switch, while the single tone and single volume knobs keep that part simple.
The edges of the frets were sharp in places, the shop smoothed these down as part of the set-up, a tech friend thought the humbuckers were set too low, but again after an adjustment no further bother.
Seems really solid, the quality is great
From the start it just felt right in my hands. I feel this is a guitar I can grow with, I did try many others prior to finding it, the only others I liked were like twice, three times the price...