Cort Guitars expand their Classic Rock single-cutaway series with the new CR230, featuring dual EMG pickups and coil-tapping.
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This guitar combines traditional wood configuration and LP style body design, with modern humbucking pickups and tone shaping electronics.
The new CR230 starts off with a black finish single-cutaway mahogany body that is based on the popular LP design. It does not appear to be a straight clone because the shape and cutaway appear to go deeper than traditional Les Pauls. Both the body and the neck feature white binding, in keeping with the overall classic look.
Speaking of neck, this electric guitar comes with a set-in neck configuration, instead of the usual bolt-on configuration used on lower priced instruments. The neck is made of mahogany, and has a scale length of 24.75". It is topped by a rosewood fretboard that has a radius of 12". The guitar has a total of 22 frets and feature large fret wires. Rectangular white pearl inlays provide visual cues so that your fretting hand will not get lost.
Cort Guitars shifted from traditional to modern design when they decided to equip the CR230 with two EMG HZ SRO OC1 pickups. These passive humbuckers feature the Alnico V bar magnets that are configured using traditional open coil design. They are described as having tones that sit between clear and high gain.
The pickups are wired to a 3-way pickup selector and four knobs that allows for independent volume and tone control for each pickup. Another modern addition to this classic looking guitar is coil-splitting, accessed via the push/pull tone knobs. This allows the guitar to conjure single-coil like tones for more sonic flavors.
Other hardware include T.O.M. Bridge and Stop Tailpiece, Die cast tuners and vintage cream colored pickup bezels and pickguard. Check out how the guitar performs in the demo video below:
The new Cort CR230 has an MSRP of $565. For more information and to check out the brand's lineup of instruments, visit Cort Guitars.
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