I have just updated my online catalogue regarding the Cort Yorktown jazz guitar. Cort produce a number of wonderful semi acoustic guitars and maybe I am guilty of not pushing this area enough? Its all about time - I have to prioritise my time every day and have just not made the time to focus on these - I have to apologise! It's not that I am not always raving about them, I just haven't really done so online.
So the following story will help put my views into perspective and should provide a fantastic guide for you guys thinking about where Cort quality fits into the options available by Epiphone.
It goes like this...
The Cort Yorktown is a guitar that every jazz enthusiast should know about. This was made all the more apparent only a couple of days ago when I was pushed into making an A/B comparison with an Epiphone ES175.
A customer brought in the guitar and asked me whether I felt he would benefit from an upgrade to a Cort or Burny guitar. Being honest (!!) my initial comments to him were along the lines of "well, this guitar feels nice, plays ok and you may not feel the jump up would be great "enough" to justify selling your guitar to upgrade to a say a Cort." However, as I played the guitar a little more I began to realise I was being WAY to nice about this guitar. Sure, it felt ok, played ok, the finish was fine but it was REALLY lacking what every deaper bodied jazzer should have - that wonderful woody, boxy tone when played acoustically.
I went though into the other room, picked up this guitar and was INSTANTLY struck by this exact characteristic. It blew me away - all the more because of the fact I had spent a few minutes on the Epiphone. It made me appreciate the Cort all the more.
So, if you are considering buying the Epiphone at around £350 from faceless box shifters online - save up your money and buy this massively superior guitar. All Cort guitars are finished beautifully but more importantly you will get that great jazz tone which is so badly lacking in the Epiphone.
Another beauty by Cort!
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For further details on the Cort Yorktown please call Richard on 01789 263333.
European delivery is £15 and includes our meticulous quality control and personalised setup bespoke to your playing requirement.
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Richards Guitars, 5 Tiddington Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7AE. Tel: 01789 263333
We welcome players from all over the World to consult with Richard directly via live help, allowing Richard to help you find the right guitar and ensure it is set up to your personal playing specification.
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To ensure anyone can benefit from this highly personalized service we subsidize the delivery costs from our pocket - not yours, resulting in the following delivery charges*
Any delivery to Western Europe £15.
Eastern Europe £25
Every guitar is packed personally by Richard. We purchase especially strengthened outer cartons and pack each guitar in a way that guarantees the guitar will come out the box as it went in - perfect.
If you bought your guitar from an alternate source it would cost you at least £50 to have it play to the standard that we set our guitars AS standard.
Why would you want to buy from a faceless online store if you can buy from someone who values every customer and their personal needs?
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