Cort Guitars

Loved by beginner, hobbyist, and professional guitarists around the world.

Having been in the guitar-making business for more than 50 years, Cort Guitars has become a household name in the industry, and is well loved by beginner, hobbyist, and professional guitarists around the world. We at Kauffmann’s Guitar Store can confirm that Cort Guitars guitar production knowledge, experience, and dedication to quality is what allows them to create some of the best guitars out there.

Why we sell Cort

At KGS, we only carry brands we truly believe in. Here are the some of the key reasons we sell Cort Guitars:

– Entry level guitars with great price-to-quality ratio

– Great for beginners

– Or as your bring-along campfire guitar

Cort is one of the biggest guitar manufacturers in the world. Not only does this attest to having popular, quality instruments, but it also enables them to deliver a price-to-quality ratio which few can match. Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned player, Cort Guitars are the best bang for your buck.

Cort Demo

The CJ Series

The large jumbo body of the CJ Series provides a huge sound, unmatched volume and great dynamics as well as a classic look outlined by its graceful curves. Furthermore, the CJ series distinguishes itself via cutaways for easy access to the high frets, as well as Fishman electronics to amplify its expansive sonic character.

About Cort Guitars

South Korea’s Cort Guitars, also known as Cor-Tek one of the world’s biggest instrument manufacturers, produces and exports more than one million guitars and 300,000 amplifiers on an annual basis. The company was founded in 1960, and was an importer of pianos called Soo Doh Piano. After increasing success as an importer, Cort Guitars started to evolve into a manufacturing company. Eventually the company changed its name to Cort Musical Instruments, and started to produce guitars rather than pianos. After the first release of Cort Guitars in 1982 the company began the production of headless guitars in 1984, with designs exclusively licensed from Ned Steinberger for Cort. 

Today, Cort Guitars are built in the company’s state of the art production facilities in China and Indonesia. Their team is made up of an impressive group of master builders who have experience building guitars for Cort Guitars itself, as well as many other brands which the company handles the manufacturing process. Producing guitars at such a massive scale is no easy feat, and in order to maintain the brand’s recognised quality they have introduced careful wood selection standards, wood drying facilities, advanced CNC equipment, painting processes, and continue to invest in the development of their facilities and human resources. Another advantage which the company’s sizable operation offers is the inclusion of more reasonable and diverse price ranges when it comes to guitars, allowing them to cater to various types of players.

Starting as early as the 1990s, the company has produced an impressive number of collaborations with renowned guitar players and builders from the West in order to showcase their innovative guitars overseas. The list of collaborators is quite an impressive one, and includes the likes of TM Stevens, Neil Zaza, Matthias Jabs, Ned Steinberger, Jim Triggs, Greg Curbow, Larry Coryell, Matt Murphy, Hiram Bullock, Joe Beck, Billy Cox, Gene Simmons and most recently Jeff Berlin, Frank Gambale, Hugh Manson, and Matthew Bellamy who worked to develop and launch several new instruments with Cort Guitars.

And it’s not only the professionals who benefit from these collaborations. The performance, reliability, and specifications which set the bar for each of the collabs gave their team of master builders insight into what the standard of a truly great guitar is to the best of the best. Another way of putting it is – if the pro’s are willing to put their name on it, it must be good. By carrying over these high standards to the core lines of Cort Guitars, players of all levels end up benefiting from these collaborations. Not just the pros.

Today, Cort Guitars continues down the path of building the greatest guitars possible. Driven by constant efforts to create innovative guitars, it is safe to say that they are going to continue to be a major player in the guitar world throughout the years to come.

REVIEWS & DEMOS

HOW IT ALL STARTED 

There is no one better to tell the story of how Atkin Guitars came into existence than Alister Atkin himself.

SEE HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Atkin workshop and learn how they finish their guitars

1 HOUR ATKIN DEEP DIVE

This is another great video about Atkin Guitars which outlines how they’re built, what they look like, and most importantly, what they sound like.