Cort adds ‘aged’ tonewoods with Gold Series
Cort is the latest acoustic guitar maker to offer models with ‘aged’ tonewood, intended to make a new guitar sound like a vintage instrument.
Cort calls its method ‘Aged to Vintage’ (ATV), essentially a torrefication process applied to the Sitka spruce tops of its new Gold Series. Additionally, the new models also benefit from a modernised X-bracing, with scalloping designed to lighten the weight and allow the guitar’s top to move more freely.
Cort’s Gold Series also have a sonically enhanced UV finish that is said to be thinner and designed to be less constrictive on the instrument. Finally, the models use a tight-fitting traditional dovetail neck joint reinforced with a bolt. Cort says this DoubleLock neck maximises the transfer of tone and enhances resonance.
The Cort Gold Series includes two models, the Gold-D6 NAT dreadnought and the Gold-O6 NAT orchestra model, with matching features. Both models have solid mahogany back and sides that are bound with black, triple-ply purfling. The rosewood bridge has ebony pins, and the saddle and nut are genuine bone. The mahogany neck has walnut reinforcements that have been added for rigidity and stability using special inserts. The fingerboard is also rosewood with a newly developed profile for added comfort and playability. ‘The rounded fingerboard edge has the comfortable feel of a lovingly played instrument that’s been broken in. Deluxe vintage gold tuners on the black headstock complete the Gold’s look,’ Cort says.
Info: www.cortguitars.com/uk and gold.cortguitars.com
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