SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Cort introduces the new CR300 electric guitar for players who desire original PAF (“Patent Applied For”) tone without the price tag. Modeled after classic designs, the single-cutaway CR300 has a set neck, solid body and retroactive humbuckers to evoke the timeless sounds of the 50s and 60s.
One of the CR300’s most prominent time-tested features is the thick 15 mm (0.6’’) carved premium maple top on a mahogany body with ivory binding. This classic wood combination enables a tone that’s thick, warm, rich, and full, but with an edge to the sweetness. This quality is further enhanced by set-neck construction, which produces a sound and feels distinctly different from bolt-on, with enhanced sustain and a more focused midrange that cuts through the mix like a knife through hot butter. The mahogany neck has a jatoba fingerboard with retro block inlays and a 12’’ radius on a 24.75’’ scale.
The CR300 is built with EMG® RetroActive Fat 55 dual humbuckers that provide the best of two worlds: warm and sweet vintage-style tones with all the benefits of active low impedance output. The 3-way toggle switch selects either humbucker or both. More versatility is offered in the classic 2-volume and 2-tone control layout, which helps produce a wide variety of great sounds. The newly designed external preamp is well-suited for the modern player’s needs.
Also adding to the CR300’s classic look is the revered Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece. An ideal fit for single-cutaway guitars, it transfers the strings’ vibrational energy into the body. Vintage-style machine heads provide excellent tuning stability and functionality, and chrome hardware reinforces the cool, retro vibe. Polishing off the CR300, the semi-gloss on the Aged Vintage Burst finish exhibits the best qualities of both gloss and satin, providing a luxurious look that also feels smooth to the touch.
With the CR300, players can go back in time without getting set back financially.
Learn more and get a closer look at www.cortguitars.com.
Retail $799.99 USD
About Cort Guitars
Cort designs, manufactures and delivers some of the finest guitars and basses to musicians and music enthusiasts all around the world. Over the past 50 years, the company has worked with some of the largest and most well-recognized guitar companies in the industry, as well as artists of international recognition. Cort remains focused on providing instruments that will last generations with the best workmanship possible, the best materials and components, and the best service long after the instruments have been purchased. For more information, visit www.cortguitars.com.