The Classic Rock Series from Cort Guitarsfeatures a single cutaway, arched maple top and set-in neck construction. The CR series are all-new for the 2011, we tried out CR250.
My first impressions of CR250 is that it’s a solid guitar for the money. I found it available online for under $400.
It feels lighter that expected. It’s construction, hardware, fit, and finish is about what you can expect for a factory made guitar.
- CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany w/ flamed maple veneer top
- NECK: Mahogany, Vintage “C” Shape
- BINDING: n/a
- FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 12″ Radius(305mm)
- FRETS: 22 / Large (2.7mm)
- SCALE: 24 3/4″ (629mm)
- INLAY: Rectangular White Pearl
- BRIDGE: Tune-o-matic bridge (BM002) & stop tailpiece
- TUNERS: Vintage
- PICKUPS: ClassicRocker-II CR2NS-F & CR2NS-R (H-H)
- ELECTRONICS: 2vol, 2tone, 3way toggle
- STRINGS: D’addario EXL110(046-010)
- HARDWARE: NI (Nickel)
- Great sustain
- It lighter than expected
- Priced in the $400 range, excellent value for the money
- Nice tone for playing dirty blues with heavy distortion.
- The CR250 plays loose, not a problem if you like that feeling. Some setup changes may alleviate it
The Cort CR250 is about what you’d expect from a $400+ priced guitar in terms of construction and finish. The Cort excels if you like mega sustain, bluesy tones, and a looser feeling to the fretboard.
We give 4 out of 5 guitars.
*Special thanks to Shawn Gunderson of Norseman AV Tech Design for the review and allowing me to use his facility.