#1
Hi All,

I was looking at getting the Cort G280, it's got a glowing review on music radar and couple of people online have said it's good value for the money. Has anyone owned or played one?

I bought an Epiphone SG Special a few years back, (Which I wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy-the wiring and input jack were really poor.), now I'm giving guitar a shot again. I ideally want a versatile instrument with a decent tremolo and the option to coil split, around £400-500 mark.

I've also considered the Schether Stealth C-1 and some G&L models. I prefer the look of the Schether but the Seymour Duncan pickups on the Cort have great reviews. The only thing that's putting me off the Cort is the lack of previous owners/reviews.

Really appreciate any advice and feedback.

Cheers!
Last edited by sivin92 at Jul 28, 2016,
#3
I don't have any experience with the guitar, but based on what I can see I have two different minds about it.

1. It is a solid guitar with great specs for the price where you aren't paying for a big brand name
2. It's got great specs but other aspects of the guitar (wood, frets, pots, finish) have been skimped on to keep costs down

Just my thoughts, sorry they aren't the most helpful.
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Last edited by ec kenny at Jul 28, 2016,
#4
Yamaha Pacifica is a great guitar at that price point.
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Quote by ec kenny
I don't have any experience with the guitar, but based on what I can see I have two different minds about it.

1. It is a solid guitar with great specs for the price where you aren't paying for a big brand name
2. It's got great specs but other aspects of the guitar (wood, frets, pots, finish) have been skimped on to keep costs down

Just my thoughts, sorry they aren't the most helpful.


those would pretty much be my thoughts as well- i haven't tried that specific model. I tried a couple of corts ages ago and they seemed reasonable (maybe a little generic), but
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#6
Thanks guys, much appreciated. Went ahead with it in the end for £370. Don't think it's goanna have masses of character but decent value for what it is hopefully. Will let you know how I get on!


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#7
sivin92 Quick update to say that I'm really happy with the g280. Absolute steal for the price!

Looks great, (Grey colour, not brown!) plays well, it's pretty versatile in it's sound and has stood the test of time so far.

If you were being picky you could lower the action slightly more. The tremelo can put it out of tune if you keep trying Dimebag type squeals but it generally stays in tune well. Plays straight out of the box ๐Ÿ“ฆ ๐ŸŽธ ๐ŸŽถ

Thanks Cort