Cort G260 Alder TAB

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This is the all new up spec'd G260 for 2017.  What an incredible guitar.

Some of the stand out features of this wonderful instrument are...

Coil Tap

This gives you the versatility of humbucker and single coil tones at your disposal on "tap" which is the pull of the tone control.

Locking Machine Heads

I don't think I have ever seen a guitar under 800 with locking machine heads so this is a major upgrade for 2017.  An awesome feature for gigging musicians who need to tune up fast or anyone who cannot stand all that winding on of strings when you change your strings.

Wilkinson Trem

Another top specification item on a guitar with a street price under 400.  The Wilkinson trem is the standard by which others follow so tuning stability is a guarantee.

Easy Access Heel Joint

Access to the higher frets is a given with this beautifully contoured heel joint with recessed screws direct into the body of the guitar.  This means there is no plate in the way and provides the most comfortable neck joint possible.  This is a feature seen in more modern rock guitars such as Ibanez (Cort make the Ibanez guitars as you may know if you have followed my content over the years).

Combine the features above with the fact the finish quality is second to none - I also love the burst finish which reminds me of the Fender Sienna Sunburst which looks gorgeous with the tortoise shell scratch plate.

This is quite simply a super versatile, super spec... super strat!

Thanks to Cort for providing this class instrument (also available in Sea foam green).

BODY

Based on the classic double-cutaway shape, the G260 Alder’s offset body line and extended horns give it a more modern look that is sleek but still retains the familiarity of the vintage designs with the rounder body-edge radius. Alder is the classic 60’s tonewood that has stood the test of time with its firm and punchy yet round and warm sonic character. Besides its status as classic body wood for single-coil pickups, it also works exceptionally well with humbuckers, making it one of the most versatile body woods for bolt-on solid-body electric guitars.

H-S-S PICKUP CONFIGURATION

The heart of the G260 Alder is its versatile H-S-S pickup configuration featuring Cort’s own Voiced Tone pickups. The humbucker in the bridge position provides classic rock crunch and thick singing lead sounds while the single-coils provide plenty of chime and sparkle for clean rhythm work as well as throaty lead sounds that defined rock and pop music of the past five decades.

VOICED TONE SINGLE-COIL 63 AND VOICE TONE HUMBUCKER 59

Designed from the ground up by Cort’s engineers who are also passionate musicians, the VTS-63 single-coil pickups and VTH-59 humbucker pay tribute to the great sounds that the pickups of the early-60’s and late-50’s. Painstakingly engineered and fine-tuned with input from many world-class artists and musicians, the VTS-63 features Alnico V magnets and 42AWG Formvar insulation coil for a clear sparkling high-end that is also smooth and sweet to the ears. The VTH-59 features Alnico II bar magnet, unique AWG43 insulation coil and German silver baseplate for an authentic late-50’s humbucker sound that is at once raunchy, powerful, dynamic and rich depending on how the guitar’s volume pot is set and the player’s pick attack.

WILKINSON TWO-POINT TREMOLO

The G260 Alder comes equipped with the two-point fulcrum Wilkinson VS50II tremolo system that is highly regarded in the industry for its performance, sound and tuning stability. Set to float slightly above the body surface, this allows for slight arm pull-ups for greater range and subtle vibrato usage.

GRAPH TECH® BLACK TUSQ™ NUT

Graph Tech is a world-renowned manufacturer of top quality guitar components and the Black TUSQ is one such part that is critical to a guitar’s sound and performance. The high-tech material enhances the transfer of string vibration and energy into the neck for greater resonance as well as greatly improved tuning stability.

BEVELED NECK-BODY JOINT HEEL

The uniquely sculpted neck-body joint heel of the G Series guitars provides easy access to the high frets as well as comfort when playing in the high register. Now there are more square edges to get in your palm’s way as you reach up to hit that perfect high note!

CONSTRUCTION Bolt-On
BODY Alder
NUT WIDTH 42mm (1.65")
NECK Canadian Hard Maple / C shape
FRETBOARD Rosewood
Radius: 305mm (12")
FRETS 22 Frets / Medium Sized / Nickel
SCALE 25.5" (648mm)
INLAY Dot Inlay
TUNERS Cort Locking Tuners
BRIDGE Wilkinson VS50II Tremolo
PICKUPS BRIDGE : Voiced Tone Humbucker VTH-59 (9.2K)
MIDDLE : Voiced Tone Single VTS-63 (6.2K)
NECK : Voiced Tone Single VTS-63 (6.2K)
ELECTRONICS 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5Way Switch / Push Pull at Tone knob
HARDWARE Chrome
STRINGS D'Addario EXL120
SPECIAL GRAPH TECH® BLACK TUSQ™ NUT

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