Cort Guitars

Cort Lady

We're big believers in Cort Guitars, and the reason is very simple: they make quality guitars with a competitive edge in price.

Though many are not familiar with the name, Cort Guitars is actually one of the largest guitar makers in the world, and produces instruments for many other companies. They are centered in South Korea.

Cort does not have a model of guitar that could be called their “signature,” like Fender and the Stratocaster or Gibson and the Les Paul. Instead, Cort produces a very large line of guitars to fit different guitarists and genres of music. Cort produces a wide variety of electric guitars, acoustic guitars, acoustic bass guitars, and electric basses.

Cort’s main production focus is not on Cort-brand guitars, but rather on contract work for numerous other companies. Generally, large companies contract Cort to build lower-priced guitars that have that company’s brand on them. Ibanez, Parkwood,ESP,Schecter, G&L Tribute series line of guitars are among the most well-known brands that Cort produces. In recent years, small companies known for extremely high quality (and high-priced) guitars have begun contracting Cort to produce budget line models. Avalon, based out of Northern Ireland, sold 8,000 guitars and more than doubled their income from the previous year when they contracted Cort to build a lower-priced guitar for them.

If you've never played a Cort guitar, you owe it to yourself to stop by the store and give them a try. You'll like what you hear.