Cort Guitars 2018 Lineup

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by TheUnknownOne, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    29,659
    Likes Received:
    8,357
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    They've gotten in trouble in the past for making copies of the brands they build for, so they're kinda stuck playing it safe unless they're willing to spend the cash on licensing.
     
    TheUnknownOne likes this.
  2. spudmunkey

    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    706
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Location:
    Near San Francisco
    The glass doors have beveled glass, so...yes.
     
    The906 likes this.
  3. TheUnknownOne

    TheUnknownOne SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    125
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Location:
    France
    I'm wondering, does anyone knows how Jatoba behaves with lemon oil ? Yay or nay ?
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    29,659
    Likes Received:
    8,357
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hard with large pores, so it'll take oil well.

    That said, I don't think I've found any fretboard wood that isn't enhanced by some oiling every now and then.
     
    bostjan and TheUnknownOne like this.
  5. iamaom

    iamaom SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    286
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2016
    Location:
    Washington
    I think it's some sort of feedback loop where the vast majority of players will just buy whatever is at guitar center so guitar companies have a bit of leeway to force things on consumers, but at the same buyers get used to what's already there and don't like spending money on new things that violate conventional wisdom. Take "tonewood" for example, Fender chose alder and ash because they were cheap and locally available and alternated using them based on the price to maximize profits, and they started to advertise them as selling features. Now (normal) players are very resistant towards any woods that aren't pre-established "tonewoods". The industry dug itself in a real hole now, if there was a sudden shift to mostly maple you'd have guitarists who wanted a traditional strat complaining they couldn't get the sound they wanted out of maple, pushing them to the used market. If they can convince people that wood that looks the same and feels the same "sounds" the same they can delay the inevitable just a bit longer
     
  6. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    15,223
    Likes Received:
    3,104
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
    Never tried a Parker? I've wondered if phenolic will take any oil. Technically, it should be sealed off already.
     
  7. The906

    The906 Hella rad Contributor

    Messages:
    1,145
    Likes Received:
    995
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    I find your views intriguing, please subscribe me to your news letter.

    Seriously, what would generally be used for maple boards? I thought these were to be left as is other than the occasional cleaning.
     
  8. TheUnknownOne

    TheUnknownOne SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    125
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Location:
    France
    That was exactly my thought, should we consider Jatoba as a real rosewood alternative maintenance-wise ? Or is it closer to maple or ebony concerning its behaviour ?
     
  9. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    29,659
    Likes Received:
    8,357
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Fretboard wood.

    The maple boards on 99% of guitars are finished with a hard finish, so no oiling required.
     
  10. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    15,223
    Likes Received:
    3,104
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
    Most maple boards have a coating on them, otherwise the maple will turn dingy grey over time. Ebony also requires regular maintenance.
     
    TheUnknownOne likes this.
  11. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    15,223
    Likes Received:
    3,104
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
    Right, I didn't get much sleep last night... :lol:
     
    The906 likes this.
  12. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    29,659
    Likes Received:
    8,357
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Don't worry, folks used to bring me oily Parkers all the time. :lol:
     
  13. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

    Messages:
    7,261
    Likes Received:
    1,021
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Well, as long as it doesn't hurt the guitar. I cleaned my rosewood boards with windows cleaner for decades. (Ok, two of them, but writing decade*s* is cool) All that changed on the single guitar I still have from that period is that the rosewood got darker with time.
     
  14. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    29,659
    Likes Received:
    8,357
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Most window cleaner is a mild mix of a simple, gentle detergent, a light solvent and some alcohol. Nothing that's inherently going to do anything bad to wood, especially at the dilution it's at.
     
  15. dr_game0ver

    dr_game0ver SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Location:
    France
    I use WD-40!
     
  16. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    4,529
    Likes Received:
    1,489
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Location:
    toronto, canada
    unless something changed that i'm not familiar with, isn't CORT guitars now strictly Chinese? they used to be korean, then a huge issue came up where they fired their korean team, moved to china unannounced? or something?

    (note: i'm not debating on if korea/china/Indonesia make better guitars!)


    i used to really like the Zaza model, the EVL, and their other 'higher end' single cut guitar. but beyond that, 'meh'
     
  17. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    29,659
    Likes Received:
    8,357
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Indonesia, not China.
     
  18. TheUnknownOne

    TheUnknownOne SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    125
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Location:
    France
    I believe the owners are still korean but the production is now strictly indonesian
     
  19. MatiasTolkki

    MatiasTolkki Burn In Agony

    Messages:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    613
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Location:
    Nagoya, Japan
    yeah, they own the factory where PRS, ibanez, fujigen and numerous other makers make their indonesian guitars at.
     
  20. DeepSixed

    DeepSixed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Not PRS. PRS SE are made at World Musical Instruments (along with higher end Schecter and the deluxe ESPs).

    CorTek Indonesia does make the standard and "Premium" Ibanez models (I know I know, premium "Factory" but everything I've seen leads me to believe it's a dedicated line at Cort, not a unique facility - and I have a Premium, and like it). Note that the KX300 blue finish is almost identical to the "Geyser Blue" on the 2018 Premiums, and the X250 pink is basically identical to the JEMJRSPPK.
     

Share This Page