Cort : Left Handed Electric Guitars 2010

Cort Guitars is a guitar company who are located in South Korea. They are one of the largest guitar manufacturers in the world and produce instruments under their own brand name as well as for many other companies.

They have a great little selection of affordable left handed guitars in a wide variety of attractive designs and finishes. We’ll take a look at the electric models today, but stay tuned for a peek at their left handed acoustic and bass guitar range at a later date…

Cort KX1Q TE Left Handed Guitar

Cort KX1Q Left Handed Guitar in Tiger Eye Finish LEfty

CONSTRUCTION: Set-in
BODY: Mahogany w/quilted maple top and Tigers Eye finish
NECK: Mahogany, Modern “C” Shape
BINDING: White
FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 12″ Radius(305mm)
FRETS: 24 / Large (2.7mm)
SCALE: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
INLAY: Abalone dot
BRIDGE: Tone Pros Lic. Locking bridge (CAVR)w/string thru body
TUNERS: Die-cast
PICKUPS: EMG-HZ OPEN SA1(F) & TB1(R) (H-H)
ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone (w/push pull), 3way toggle
STRINGS: D’Addario USA
HARDWARE: Black Nickel

Cort M600 BBB Left Handed Guitar

Cort M600 BBB Left Handed Guitar in Bright Blue Burst Finish Lefty

CONSTRUCTION: Set-in
BODY: Mahogany w/ quilted maple top in Bright Blue Burst finish
NECK: Mahogany, Modern “C” Shape
BINDING: Ivory
FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 12″ Radius(305mm)
FRETS: 22 / Large (2.7mm)
SCALE: 24 3/4″ (629mm)
INLAY: Rectangular White Pearl w/ Abalone
BRIDGE: TonePros Lic. Locking C-TPFP bridge & CT1 tailpiece
TUNERS: Die cast
PICKUPS: Duncan Designed Chrome Covered HB102 (H-H)
ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone (w/ push pull), 3way toggle
STRINGS: D’Addario USA
HARDWARE: Chrome

Cort ZW42 WR Left Handed Guitar

Cort Z42 WR Left Handed Guitar in Wine Red Finish Lefty

CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on
BODY: Mahogany with Wine Red finish
NECK: Maple, Modern “C” Shape
BINDING: n/a
FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 12″ Radius(305mm)
FRETS: 22 / Large (2.7mm)
SCALE: 24 3/4″ (629mm)
INLAY: White Dot
BRIDGE: Tone-o-matic bridge (LP2) w /string thru body
TUNERS: Die-cast
PICKUPS: EG4LP (H-H)
ELECTRONICS: 2 volume, 1 tone (w/ push pull), 3way toggle
STRINGS: D’Addario USA
HARDWARE: Chrome

Cort X2 BK Left Handed Guitar

Cort X2 BK Left Handed Guitar Lefty

• CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on
BODY: Basswood with Black Finish
NECK: Maple, Modern “U” Shape
BINDING: n/a
FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 15 3/4″ Radius(400mm)
FRETS: 24 / Jumbo (2.9mm)
SCALE: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
INLAY: White Dot
BRIDGE: Full Action II
TUNERS: Die cast
PICKUPS: EG4B (H-H)
ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone, 5way s/w
STRINGS: D’Addario USA
• HARDWARE: Chrome

Cort G250 BK Left Handed Guitar

Cort G250 BK Left Handed Guitar Lefty

CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on
BODY: Basswood with Black finish
NECK: Maple, “C” Shape
BINDING: n/a
FRETBOARD: Maple, Rosewood, 12″ Radius(305mm)
FRETS: 22 / Large (2.7mm)
SCALE: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
INLAY: Abalone Dot
BRIDGE: Wilkinson VS50 II
TUNERS: Die cast
PICKUPS: MMSB/MMSB/MMHGB (S-S-H)
ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone (w/ push pull), 5way s/w
STRINGS: D’Addario USA
HARDWARE: Platinum

Cort G200 BK Left Handed Guitar

Cort G200 BK Left Handed Guitar Lefty

• CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on
• BODY: Basswood
• NECK: Maple, “C” Shape
• BINDING: n/a
• FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 9.5″ Radius(240mm)
• FRETS: 22 / Medium (2.4mm)
• SCALE: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
• INLAY: White Dot
• BRIDGE: EG7BV -40 (10.5) 6-screw Vintage Tremolo
• TUNERS: Die cast
• PICKUPS: EG5B/EG5B/EG5B (S-S-S )
• ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone, 5way s/w
• STRINGS: D’Addario USA
• HARDWARE: Chrome

Cort Website

The Cort website is unfortunately not very lefty friendly – that fact is that there isn’t a single mention anywhere of any left handed models whatsoever. I had to contact Cort to obtain a list of their left handed models. There are a couple of left handed models listed in their PDF price list but the rest are mysteriously absent – this leads me to believe that the list I have been supplied with includes guitars no longer in production.

The website doesn’t actually list a few of these guitars in the finishes I was told, so I’d never have known had I not gotten in touch with Cort. Some parts of their website don’t even work at all, for example the specification page for the X2 is broken and doesn’t display – I had to get the specs by looking at the website’s source code!

Cort have a nice little selection of left handed guitars, but their website sure could do with being a little less discriminatory!

For more information:
Cort Guitars Website

9 replies
  1. Honz
    Honz says:

    I was searching high and low for the M600 (Europe), but couldn’t find it anywhere anymore. Did they discontinue it or something? It seemed to had a good reputation, it’s a shame…

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