Cort MGM-1
Cort MGM-1
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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 7 reviews )
 6 reviews86 %
 1 user review14 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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YuriW's review"Get one if you can!"

Cort MGM-1
- In What Country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France...)
- How many frets, Pickup Type and Configuration?
- What type of Bridge(Floyd, Wilkinson...)?
- What are the setting controls (volume, tone, pickup selector position)?
- What type of neck?...
Made in Korea, 22 frets, two mighty mite humbuckers, tune-o-matic bridge, 3 positions pickup selector (bridge, both and neck), one volume knob and one tone knob with that push-pull thing that makes the pickups sound like single coil ones, pretty cool. Neck is not too thick, not too thin, very comfortable in my opinion.


- Easy access to the top notes (last frets)?
Easier than in any les paul, tele or strat, just have a look at any picture of the guitar and you'll see it.

- Is it's design ergonomic(in terms of the shape, weight...)?
I really like the shape, its a bit heavy compared to guitars made out of other types of wood, but nothing that will kill you. The playability is a bit like a les paul and the instrument's weight is evenly distributed (if you ever played some SG's you know what I'm talking about, the neck heavier than the body, you have to keep pushing it up all the time...).

- Can one easily get a nice sound?
Plug and play, man!


I really see it as a les paul-like guitar, for the construction type and hardware. I play my Cort with .011 strings and the guitar likes marshall amps (and the likes) for overdriven rock n' roll stuff the most. I can't really say that is sounds bad in a certain amp or pedal, to me it's all about how you set it up... but it never took me too long to find a tone that I like.

Have to say, though, that if you have an pedal eq with 7 or 10 bands its even easier to find your sound. Cutting a couple dB at around 200Hz always helps to 'clean up' the sound, specially if you're using the neck pickup, that can get a little muddy with some distortion.

Also, splitting the pickups is a nice resource, but won't make it sound like a strat. You also lose some gain in single coil position, so its kinda cool to quickly have less drive and less low end by just pulling a button. :)

There's a lot of styles you could play with it, I think it goes well with rock n' roll (any setting), blues (any setting), jazz (with the neck pickup and the tone closed a little... even better if you have heavy gauge strings), some old school metal. If you want to play really have stuff, though, I think there are better options around, with active pickups and stuff.


I've played lots of guitars and think that the Cort MGM is a great model for it's price, I would say as good as the epiphones that are 40%, 50% more expensive, so absolutely worth it.

If you ever have the chance of buying one, know that you'll have a solidly constructed, versatile, good sounding, good looking instrument, with some useful features and great playability. :)

MGR/frankjcan's review"Cort MGM"

Cort MGM-1
Long and Mcquade $275 CAD

This is an amazing guitar at any price - very much like a PRS. Wonderful quilt top, great flexability in sounds with coil tapping. High quality fit and finish, terrific US made mighty mite pickups. I cannot say enough about what a great value this guitar is!

The input jack is a little scratchy.

Top notch - set neck, excellent quality throughout.

Grab yourself one of these if you get the chance and put away the $2000 you did not have to spend for the PRS. You won't be disappointed.

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pibale's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort MGM-1
Describes and said it does correctly, it remains the classic in terms of equipment.


Channel pleasant, guitar balance, treble very well at CASC just a black micro home.


Played on an amp it sounds very good lamps
It should be a style blues / rock see APRS change mics, I just added a simple micro Blue Velvet between the two doubles that are on mine Pearly Gates and a rotary type PRS (see photo)

The amendment provides a combination of sounds suplmentaire got my mind concervant an LP.
I do not notice because it is more original.


Used for 7 years, very good price quality ratio used mainly in
I will ever change that choice and more

barberousse2006's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort MGM-1
Korean manufacturing, very good finishes
Channel 22 frets, 2 humbuckers in simple splittable
1 set of volumes and 1 tone push-pull splitter for the microphones
A three-position selector
easel type Tune o matic
Mechanics, although I find their keys hideous perfectly fulfill their role.

I put nine to issue keys, because otherwise it would be 10 given the quality of the finish.


The handle is one of the most enjoyable I have ever used. Neither too large nor too thin, frets perfect, really tip top. Excellent access to acute due to the shape of the guitar. Much better than a LP.

The guitar is light I think, anyway, I do not at all tired despite hours of practice. Small detail, it is as comfortable sitting than standing.


His side, at first I thought the pickups really means. I've changed for Seymour SH2 and SH4, and there is great. In humbucker, a well round and fat at a time. If we force the attack, although it crunch as it should. When we split, you lose a little power but the sound becomes very crystalline. It approaches the Tele. So, we have a super versatile guitar.

However, I do "that" 9 because I had to change the pickups for that!


I use it now for 3 years with always the same pleasure. I love its versatility and comfort. I like the least original pickups.

I tried a bunch of model before starting the Epiphone LP Standard that I used before and is a lot more often now in its case. It's really versatility that attracted me.

Pix exceptional value! Too bad that Cort does happen again.

With experience, I would do this choice with your eyes closed!

Phyletsab's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort MGM-1
The characteristics that does not mean anything. Dj this guitar is very beautiful especially in his book not as the sunburst table Saddle pommel is sublime. Finish is neat and the components seem correct mine a few years and no signs of wear on the varnish or fittings. with a short neck but a little pais a highway on the button, the static balance +++++


And when one branch continues the sound of the neck pickup is really Excellent splitter or not he gives serious sublime while remaining usable during solos in this position and that's good because it arrives at the critical point of the mine bridge pickup: after full testing I could not find a suitable with this microphone. it is very soft and mediums in two and became acute was exaggerated screaming in horror a simple short, I succeeded in lowering it a lot concerver, in central position, the qualities of the neck pickup with more clarity but it is I asked him and I almost never plays on it. it is a treat after everything else I like


They say they found his guitar one day I'm sure it's the one and as I find the mic that will give the highs it deserves I have not finished putting my hands on


It's mine

Elfredo_sono's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort MGM-1
Ouaaaaahhhh, it still has the score?! classsss ...

fabrication is a guitar with 22 frets Koreen. 2 microphones humbukers. Where it gets interresting, can micro splitter for bringing them to single coil.
The Paul type bridge, SG ...
1 volume knob, one tone + switch microphones, selector and microphone. The one on my guitar is a bit tired and has trouble keeping a position acute (comes on its own position on the "center")
Set neck. available in 2 colors.


Very good run. you can run it!
Access to acute is as easy as a SG. I find it really nice shape, pearly buttons, the heads. junction guitar body / torso is modeled, it is doing in us, or vice versa. The weight ... arrrrffff. It does not parrait on the picture or the first 10 minutes, but it can quickly strain the back. (Jsuis built like a shrimp, but the Slovak lumberjack no one would not realize!)


The sound is there. For a regular humbucker, it really does. You can have bold rock, solo bleeding like a light cruiser, jazz feutré.en single coil, it is far from a Stratocaster or Telecaster. It's his property to her, hard to tame its clear. Lens, to love.

I have a Vox and marriage does it well. Cream soup as a great mère.De time to time I add a GX700. It corrects the better Eq. With a chorus too and no complaints.

The split is the most complicated micro utiliser.Faut to look a little but it has come to have what we seek.

She fell once 3 weeks after purchase. some pets, but it still works! it's solid!


8 years of use and no regrets.
She has not lost value since its release.
Jeff Willorun11/19/2005

Jeff Willorun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort MGM-1
Guitar made in Korea (South!)
2 humbuckers with toggle-switch, one volume, one tone and split on all
positions by pulling the tone knob.
gibson bridge type, beautiful presentation, especially for the price


Channel thick enough but you get used quickly, the width is reasonable and the frets are not troublesome
Access to acute is easy, better than a Les Paul, for example
Limited weight, ergonomics faultless
for sound, the hardest part is adjusting the height of good mics (especially the bass)
to have a clear enough power
for my style of music (blues), the sound is very good even with effects, sounds with the microphone split approach the telecaster, but there is a loss of power


Absolutely, I bought it for that
I play with a preamp HK tubeman a reverb / delay Boss, a Cry Baby wah-wah, an MXR phase 90, all live in the PA
I play with this guitar as with the other: the two pots always on bottom, with a volume pedal, even for other musical styles, it works
I prefer the sound of the neck pickup, with or without saturation, but the other mic positions also give good results


I use it for 6 months
this guitar is not a copy, it is an instrument with personality
I do not like the mechanical faux ivory and I'm not sure what, but that's all.
since the 60s, I had a lot of guitars in hand, I have a telecaster and a US strato ditto
value for money is excellent (€ 550 in Music Pournin Déols 36130)
I n "will not hesitate a moment to repeat that choice