Cort started in 1960 in South Korea and originally imported pianos. The company gradually evolved into a guitar maker, going on to produce instruments for many other brands, such as Ibanez, ESP, Schecter, and G&L, as well as designing and selling some very innovative designs of its own and reworking many classic designs with updated features (and better prices!). Today Cort are one of the largest manufacturers in the world with factories in both China and Indonesia, where this exquisite Les Paul was produced. We think they’re the best value manufacturer of electric guitars around today and offer unparalleled build quality and spec. This is certainly in evidence here!
Cort’s CR200 takes the iconic Les Paul body shape and combines it with some more modern features for comfort and playability. This beautiful electric guitar features a solid mahogany body with a carved flame maple top, giving it a rich and resonant sound with plenty of sustain. The set-neck construction enhances the transfer of vibrations between the neck and body, while the cream binding adds a touch of elegance. We love the beautiful sunburst finish which screams classic rock class! The neck has a traditional C profile (the goldilocks of guitar necks- not too thick and not too thin!) and jatoba fretboard for a smooth and comfortable feel. There is also easy access to all 22 frets thanks to the single-cutaway design and ingeniously chamfered neck joint- a distinct improvement on the traditional design! The traditional Les Paul design has also been dramatically improved by the addition of “weight relief” (essentially more hollow space in the body) which adds resonance to the body and prevents back aches!
The heart of the CR250 is the pair of Voiced Tone VTH-59 pickups, which are specially designed to capture the essence of classic rock. These pickups are based on the classic PAF design and use selected Alnico II magnets and custom gauge coils to produce a fruity and well balanced tone with medium output and smooth, creamy mids. Each pickup has its own volume and tone control, while the three-way switch lets you select between the neck, bridge, or both pickups. The vintage-style tuners and tune-o-matic bridge with stop-bar tailpiece provide stable tuning and precise intonation. We have also set this exquisite electric guitar up in-house so you can be sure that it will feel and sound great with a nice, low action and accurate intonation across the fretboard.
The Cort CR200 is a truly unbeatable guitar which offers all the best features of a classic Les Paul without the bad back. It’s so well specced that it would make a fantastic pro-level gig guitar but its price is low enough to make it an absolutely unbeatable intermediate instrument too. In short if you’re looking for a beautiful Les Paul which feels and sounds incredible then don’t miss this opportunity- call in for a test drive between 10-5 any day except Wednesday or check out now to arrange affordable postage anywhere in the UK.
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