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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2010, 02:11:52 AM »

Congrats on your new acquisition I hope it gives you many years of smiles and inspiration.  nice guitar

Hey Michael,

I hate to admit it, but this guitar will probably get more playing time than my Martin. As Ive mentioned, its going to live in my locker at work for those lonely night shifts when I have time to kill. Im getting a Zoom H2 soon, that'll end up in my locker too. A studio away from home.
I get more "downtime" at work than at home... seems by boss is less demanding than my wife and kids! 

Cheers, Scott.

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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2010, 07:17:34 AM »

Rock on Scott!  Good for you.  I've never played a Cort, but I have to admit that this thread is making me want to...
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2010, 12:56:53 PM »

Hey Guys...

Took the Cort into work tonight, had a bit of a play then decided to lower the action and tweak the truss rod a bit. While I was filing down the saddle (yeah,it was a bit high) I swear I could smell Auto body filler! I dont know what the saddle is made of, but it sure smelled bad when I went at it with a file! The saddle is a sloppy fit in the saddle slot, so Im ordering in a few more bone saddle blanks next week (here we go again). The open back tuners are grovers, I dont know if there high or low end tuners, but they're smooth and progressive, Im pretty impressed. The locker room at work is pretty much half tiled, half plaster board so I had full hall reverb going on !

As for Chinese made guitars, the workmanship is very good / excellent, the only real issue I can see is that they went a little heavy with the glue on one or two of the braces. (Scalloped Bracing!) No biggy.

Nice woody, snappy tones to be had, it'll be interesting to see what the bone saddle does for it. Stay tuned.....

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2010, 01:12:18 PM »

Bone smells bad when you file aggressively - like burnt hair.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2010, 01:47:01 PM »

Bone smells bad when you file aggressively - like burnt hair.

It aint bone. It had moulding seam marks and machine made dimples in it.

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2010, 01:50:42 PM »

Bone smells bad when you file aggressively - like burnt hair.
 Or just like when you are in the Dentist chair and he is drilling on your teeth.
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2010, 06:44:33 AM »

 Or just like when you are in the Dentist chair and he is drilling on your teeth.


AUUUUUUUGHHHHHH!!!!!

Childhood memories of no novocaine!!!  Make it stop....
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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2010, 01:22:53 PM »

It aint bone. It had moulding seam marks and machine made dimples in it.

Cheers, Scott.

OK. I thought it might be since they do bone some of their guitars.
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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2010, 08:27:30 AM »

OK. I thought it might be since they do bone some of their guitars.

Gday CC,

It'd be nice if they had of. Its supposedly styled on "guitars of yester-year" with the all hog and scalloped bracing, open back tuners etc... Ive got a Bone saddle coming though. 

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2010, 01:38:14 PM »

Scott, I still don't have the bone saddle sounding as good as the Martin original in my OM-21. I think I just need to adjust the intonation a bit. But I have thought of just putting back the original. Whatever they used in 1993 is still in good shape. Some amazingly hard plastic.
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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2010, 01:40:05 PM »

Based on this thread, I was able to find one locally to try out. I actually don't think the wood's as good looking as hog or sapele; looks a little coarse, somehow. But it was a fine little guitar for $275. Nicely woody and dry sounding, well put together, perfect little git for old time or blues tunes. If I weren't saving my $ for a new electric, I might have been tempted.
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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2010, 08:33:42 PM »

I'm thinking seriously about buying one of these.  The local mom and pop store sells ONLY Cort's.  I had to talk him into getting close to the online price, but I think he has.   I found online that the NUT is bone.  No info on the saddle material.  

Actually, an online dealer answered my email question and said the saddle and nut are made of PPS (polyphenylene sulfide).  A plastic material.  

Also, I did some searches on Khaya and most of them said it was better (in most ways)than Sapele.  More often it just goes under "African Mahogany".  

Guitar sounds and plays very well.    Would appreciate any more comments.  Thanks.

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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2010, 03:08:36 AM »

I'm thinking seriously about buying one of these.
Guitar sounds and plays very well.    Would appreciate any more comments.  Thanks.

BJ/Indiana

BJ, if you like the idea of having a Mahogany 000 that doesnt cost the earth, and is really pretty decent sounding for a cheapy, I really think you cant go wrong.  Expect to have to do a little saddle work on it, and you'll not be disappointed. The only real issue I have with it is Im having a bit of trouble adjusting to the 1-11/16 nut. No fault of the guitar. Comes equiped with D'addario EXPs, which I immediately swapped for EJ-16s, just a personal preference.
As Drmar mentioned, "Old time and Blues". Spot on. 

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2010, 03:11:17 AM »

Scott, I still don't have the bone saddle sounding as good as the Martin original in my OM-21. I think I just need to adjust the intonation a bit. But I have thought of just putting back the original. Whatever they used in 1993 is still in good shape. Some amazingly hard plastic.

Danny, Im still tempted to try a TUSQ saddle in mine. My Larrivee OM-03R sounded better with a TUSQ. Curiosity eh?....
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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010, 07:36:15 AM »

Hey, nice one Scott!
Looks very nice indeed, complete with my favourite Grover Sta-tites!!  +1
Congrats.
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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2010, 12:01:01 PM »

A nice and subtle thing happened with my Cort guitars -
playing them, I got a great appreciation for how smoothly and precisely they were built.
My impression is that there was great care and pride taken in making them -
is that possible in a factory? I think so.
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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2010, 05:03:26 PM »

A nice and subtle thing happened with my Cort guitars -
playing them, I got a great appreciation for how smoothly and precisely they were built.
My impression is that there was great care and pride taken in making them -
is that possible in a factory? I think so.

 +1 I love their Earth 900 parlor - it is a fancier version of the TW-173 which they apparently build for Tanglewood.
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2010, 06:21:55 AM »

The Cort Custom shop models are stunning too - I have played and loved the NTL Custom...



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« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2010, 12:02:03 PM »

Well, speaking of Cort, I just brought home this AC15 classical yesterday!
Solid cedar top, lam rosewood b/s
(to replace two upper shelf classicals I sold to benefit a charity)
EXCELLENT neck, sounds very good, but with a little "brand new" in the sound.

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« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2010, 09:37:21 PM »

Congrats Scott, that's a fine lookin' hogtop, what a bonus, scalloped bracing...nice!  I'll bet that gives it a nice low-end boost.  Welcome to the hogtop owner's club!
 
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