1980s Cort Double-Cut Electric Guitar

Ha -- my friend Rick, the epic gear-quester -- bought this off an acquaintance down in Rutland. At the time I looked askance at it because I know how many other similar guitars he has, and sure-enough it's now back here for sale.

Most of us are pretty familiar with old '80s and '90s Corts that have been languishing in closeted exile or under the beds of friends and neighbors. The difference with this one is that it's actually been made to play well and so, naturally, it sounds good, too.

It's a bit like a lightweight Les Paul handling-wise, with a mahogany body and neck and Gibson-scale fretboard with a medium-C, almost '50s-style neck profile. The pickups are all non-adjustable-pole SuperStrat-style humbuckers, though, so they have a very '80s tone suited to being slammed with gain.

The bridge is a newer fully-adjustable unit, the tuners are good 18:1 Grover Sta-Tites, and I replaced the jack and 3-way, as I recall. The weak points of the original configuration are gone and it's good to go.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, replacement tuners, repaired headstock split, replacement bridge, replacement 3-way switch and jack, cleaning, and setup.


Body wood: mahogany with gold stripes on top

Bridge: newer adjustable stop-style

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Pickups: 2x SuperStrat-style


Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 46w-10

Neck shape: medium C

Board radius: ~10"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: smaller/medium-width


Scale length: 24 3/4"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 13"

Body depth: 1 1/2"

Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz


Condition notes: there's a repaired headstock crack behind the nut. Other than that it's in good order but does have the usual playwear/usewear throughout with small scratches and minor nicks here and there all over.















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