Cort launches the SFX-Myrtlewood

Myrtlewood is somewhat similar to maple.

Cort has introduced a new electro-acoustic model, the SFX-Myrtlewood.

The guitar, as its name suggests, has an all-myrtlewood body – the top of which has gone through Cort’s own torrefaction process, simulating the sonic characteristics of wood that’s been a guitar for much longer. Inside, scalloped X-bracing frees up top vibration. Other construction points include a v-shaped mahogany neck topped with a 20-jumbo-fret ovangkol fretboard, an ovangkol bridge and die-cast tuners.

Cort says of the choice of body wood: “Oregon Myrtle, also known as California Bay Laurel or Pepperwood, ranges in color from blonde-yellow to taupe and makes very nice guitars. No two sets look alike, thus each guitar built is an original! Tonally it is similar to Maple, clear and bright with nice projection, but it is much easier to bend.”

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Electronically, the guitar is loaded with a Fishman Sonitone pickup, amplified by Fishman Presys II preamp. The guitar comes finished in Natural or Brown Gloss, and lists for $499.

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