Purchased from: Guitar Cellar
Sound — 10
This gives you the ultimate dirty Strat sound. Very beautiful. Amazing clean tone! When I play this guitar it's mainly for chunky rock tunes like classic rock stuff. I've compared this guitar to many high end strats, and this guitar just smokes them, unbelievable. This sounds more like a Strat then actual strats (wierdly worded but ull have to believe me). The Clean tone is just huge, and when paired up with a old tube screamer, this guitar just sings! I like it better then both my gibsons I got!
Overall Impression — 10
I play jazz/rock/funk/r&b, pretty much everything except screaming metal stuff. I've been playing for 6 years. I run this beast through my Peavey Classic 50 from the late 80s, and it just sounds so clean, incredible! I usually run a Tube Screamer, and a Ibanez analog delay, and it sounds huge and chunky, even moreso then most strats I've played. If I lost this guitar I would instantly call up Cort and ask them to make me another one (they don't make em any more). I wouldn't sell this thing for the world! It plays much nicer then my les paul, and my es 175 (that's a given though). Only problem I tend to have is the volume knob gets in the way of when your picking, which is a common problem for a lot of strats. Anywho this is an incredible guitar and for 450 bucks you can't buy a better guitar. Seriously!
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've dropped this guitar a few times, and it's perfectly fine! It stays in tune incredibly well even using the Whammy Bar. Once I tune it up from changing strings I wont ever have to tune it again, even my gibsons don't stay in tune like this beast. I replaced the strap buttons and got strap locks. I usually have my 2004 Gibson Les Paul Classic as a back up for this thing believe it or not. I never end up using my Les Paul. Very dependable!
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I learned most of all my technique building things on this guitar, so it really feels like home. The action is absolutely perfect, the neck is straight, and no buzzing. The pickups are perfect! I wouldn't change them for anything else. Absolutely beautiful guitar, and plays just as good as it sounds!
Features — 10
I bought mine 4 years ago for 450$ bucks (they don't make this model anymore). It is korean made I believe, it's got 22 frets. No sure of the woods, I don't know too much about guitar woods. Sunburst. it's a floating bridge with acoustic pickups, which is a incredbily unique feature. Sounds great! Active pickups. Volume tone, volume for acoustic pickups, mighty might pickups. It's got a rolling nut, so it stays in tune very well even when cranking on whammy bar.