Price paid: $ 250
Purchased from: George's Music
Sound — 8
It suits me perfect. I like metal, blues, and grunge. It sounds amazing when it's clean and awesome with distortion. The distortion is the best though. It sounds like Metallica's kind of distortion. I'm using a Stone amp with no effects. It has a library of sounds. I got it 8 months ago so I'm not just trying to hype it up either. The sound is rich and full.
Overall Impression — 8
I play metal, blues, jazz, rock, grunge and soft rock. I have been playing for about 7 months and I own an Ovation acoustic-elctric guitar also. I should have asked for a 24-fret model when I got it. If it were stolen I'd buy it again. I like the sound of it. It's crisp and rich. I don't like the style Switch. My favorite feature is the wide neck. I compared it to a Fender Squier but this is the same type of guitar for half the price.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It will definetly stand live playing. The hardware is very reliable. The strap sucks but the strap buttons are solid and reliable. I would bring a backup to a gig but only because I think every guitarist should. The finish is there to stay and its a good guitar.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
It was setup right and the pickups were adjusted fine. Everything was in place with no flaws.
Features — 8
The Cort G200 I bought was made in India. It's a 2003 model with 22 frets and a wider neck. It is a laminated top and a mahogany neck. It's got a Strat body style with a string-thru body bridge and volume/tone control. Mine has Fender pickups but I upgaded it. It comes with 3 Cort pickups and non-locking Sperzel tuners. It comes with a gig bag, a strap, a cable, and an amp.