Cort has unveiled its latest limited edition electro-acoustic guitar, the Gold Edge LE. The guitar’s design focuses on ergonomics, with various new design choices aimed at making an incredibly comfortably-playing guitar.
The Gold-Edge LE’s bevel cuts have been made in three areas: the armrest, cutaway and rib rest areas, all areas of contact with the body that Cort wanted to ensure were “as ergonomically shaped as possible.” The manufacturer also notes that “the bevels are meticulously laid out to retain the acoustic properties of the body.” The hand-scalloped X-bracing also aims to increase the guitar’s resonance, while maintaining comfortable balance.
Like its non-limited siblings in Cort’s Gold Series, the guitar has a solid Sitka spruce top – treated through the manufacturer’s proprietary ATV (Aged to Vintage) torrefaction process. For a slightly more exotic flair, the back and sides of the Gold-Edge LE are made of solid flamed Myrtlewood. Cort also describes the tonal properties of the guitar’s tonewoods, saying that it “balances clarity and power while emphasizing the high-mids for excellent articulation.”
In terms of electronics, the Gold Edge LE is powered by an L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup/preamp system. This delivers a flat, neutral sound, and sports built-in feedback mitigation.
The Gold-Edge LE lists for $1199.99, shipping with an exclusive soft-side case. More information over at cortguitars.com.