mikedaking
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I'm an absolute begginer this will be my first personal guitar I played acoustic only once or twice before so i'm a bit concerned about my first guitar being an archtop the cort well I mean are archtop suitable for begginers or not and will I be able to play flat tops later on or not
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The Cort, for sure. Decent beginner guitars. The Special II is very poorly made.

Neither of these are archtops, by the way. The Cort has a carved top, but an archtop usually refers to a full hollowbody, which you probably shouldn't start out on. These are decent starter electrics that you're looking at. It's usually recommended to start out on an acoustic, but if an electric is going to hold your interest more, that's ok too.
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How much is the Cort?
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How much is the Cort?

In my country around 210USD and its available everywhere. The epiphone is for like 300 USD and its rare
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Quote by mikedaking
In my country around 210USD and its available everywhere. The epiphone is for like 300 USD and its rare

Wow, that's different. I see those Epi's everwhere but I don't think I've ever seen a Cort in a store.

I can't comment on the Cort because (like I've said) I don't see them around my area. But I've been less than impressed with the Epiphone LP Special II's. They seem to be very cheaply made, even for a beginner guitar.
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Ah I see, well I believe that in that case the Cort is stil a better made instrument. When I was first taking lessons, my guitar teacher and I would pull Cort's off the wall in the practice room and while it was a strat copy, It seemed like a nice guitar. Nicer than the Special II's I've played. I was going to suggest an Agile but I believe that the shipping might cost too much to wherever you are.
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i found a cr250 for a good price

cr100 for 205.5$
cr250 for 295.8$
squier bullet 213.6

which 1 is worth it, all of em are the chinese versions btw maybe not the cr100 but im sure of the 250 and the bullet
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There’s a pretty good chance that Cort made the Epi.


long ago, maybe - recent sorry NO !
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Wow, I've never heard of Cort. I'll have to check those out. Off the cuff I would've said Epiphone, but from what I read on here that might not be the best option.
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Wow, I've never heard of Cort. I'll have to check those out. Off the cuff I would've said Epiphone, but from what I read on here that might not be the best option.


Cort mostly makes OEM guitars for Squire, Ibanez and others. But they have selfbranded guitars as well.
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My Cort M200 still works great like the first day when I bought it. Changed the pickups though, now it sounds really great.
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Do yourself a favor, go to Rondomusic and get yourself a nice Agile Al-2000

Do yourself a favor and read the thread before you post. He's not in the US.
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Do yourself a favor and read the thread before you post. He's not in the US.

whoops my bad didnt catch that sorry TS, though im pretty sure kurt ships to canada, UK, and puerto rico. Anyway i would go for the cort if there are no other options
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whoops my bad didnt catch that sorry TS, though im pretty sure kurt ships to canada, UK, and puerto rico. Anyway i would go for the cort if there are no other options

Sorry if I came across harsh. Import duties might just put it over TS's budget, not to mention shipping it so far is never a great idea. That's not even considering the extra price of the mandatory case Kurt requires for international shipping.
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The majority of Epiphones are overpriced & awful. I'd look into getting a used ESP with Sey Duncs.. much better value for money in every sense.
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Corts are pretty decent. I had an Epiphone Special II for years, one of the older ones that didn't have the transparent finish, and it was a piece of crap. Decent guitar for a beginner, but the frets were uneven and the intonation was pretty shot. Just did not play well at all.

If you're new, I'd honestly save slightly more money and get an Epiphone Les Paul Studio or some such. A better guitar will last you longer and you'll be happier with it. Plus, there's a chance of you reselling it - I gave my Special II to a pawn shop for about $40, none of the other music stores wanted it. Meanwhile a $400ish guitar will probably make you back half that or more if you decide to sell it down the road - nobody wants to buy a shit used guitar.
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Quote by sea`
Corts are pretty decent. I had an Epiphone Special II for years, one of the older ones that didn't have the transparent finish, and it was a piece of crap. Decent guitar for a beginner, but the frets were uneven and the intonation was pretty shot. Just did not play well at all.

If you're new, I'd honestly save slightly more money and get an Epiphone Les Paul Studio or some such. A better guitar will last you longer and you'll be happier with it. Plus, there's a chance of you reselling it - I gave my Special II to a pawn shop for about $40, none of the other music stores wanted it. Meanwhile a $400ish guitar will probably make you back half that or more if you decide to sell it down the road - nobody wants to buy a shit used guitar.

i dont live in the us in my country the epiphone cr250 is about the same price as the special 2 the epi les paul studio will cost me bout 800$ and its rare so its not easy to find 1 the only brands that are comon are ibanez,B.C. Rich,Dean,ESP,Jackson Yamaha,Washburn,Cort and Axl besides squier that are overpriced like 250$ of the price however corts are even cheaper than the 1s in the US the cr250 is bout 300$
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Quote by AndyGray
The majority of Epiphones are overpriced & awful. I'd look into getting a used ESP with Sey Duncs.. much better value for money in every sense.

That's not very fair. Many Epiphones are excellent guitars for the money.
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Out of those 2 options, go with the Cort. You will be much happier with that in the end.
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Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
That's not very fair. Many Epiphones are excellent guitars for the money.


I also agree, though I myself can't get over the headstock shape. I really struggle at closing my eyes everytime I see an Epi's headstock. Other then that, try out several Epi's are your bound to find a good one, or maybe even a "gem".
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Skip the Special II. It's just a generic cheap-o guitar shaped like a Les Paul.
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This thread is 3 months old. My guess is the OP made up his mind already...
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