The new Gold-OC8 was developed in order to meet the demand for top-tier quality guitar from players who seek a comfortable OM sized body with 43mm (1 11/16”) nut width. The hallmark of Cort’s Gold series is the Aged to Vintage (ATV) treatment that allows the Master Grade solid Sitka spruce top to cure and open up more over time. ATV acts as a torrefaction process, giving the Gold-OC8 a big, open tone that’s bright yet natural with a strong and warm midrange that’s reinforced by the solid Pau Ferro back and sides. A sonically enhanced UV finish is added to protect both the instrument and enhance tonal quality and Fishman®’s innovative Flex Blend System offers a wide range of sonic control along with a built-in tuner.
Aged to Vintage Top
A vintage instrument is the holy grail of acoustic guitar tone. The wood on the top cures and opens up more over time. This unleashes a tonal quality that is missing in new instruments – until now. Using a special process we call ATV (Aged To Vintage), we treat the solid sitka spruce top to give it that big and open tone of a decades-old, highly-sought-after acoustic. This torrefaction process delivers that amazing tone to you right out of the box.
Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce Top
Featuring superior strength and dense grains along with the flexibility to resonate freely, the premium grade solid Sitka spruce top on the Gold Series is ideal for virtually any musical genre with a brilliant and clear high-end, warm and rich midrange, and a deep but tight low-end for a beautifully balanced sound.
Solid Pau Ferro Back & Sides
Pau Ferro, also known as Morado, Santos Rosewood or Bolivian Rosewood, boasts many of the qualities that are highly regarded in tonewood that is close to Indian Rosewood. It is stable, abrasion resistant, stiff, attractive, exotic and has good impression strength parallel to the grain.
OM Cutaway Body
The Gold-OC8 features a classic OM cutaway body style. This body style initially developed in the 1920’s captures the prized pre-war era tone that is often sought after. Sonically it delivers a sound that is larger than its compact size would hint at and with a level of dynamic responsiveness that makes it a joy to play.
Fishman® Flex Blend System
With a sophisticated modern design and innovative technical engineering, the Fishman® Flex Blend System offers a wide range of sonic control along with a built-in tuner. Volume, Tone, Phase, Blend and Tuner functions are all available from three knobs and the tuner display. You can also adjust the Tone knob to best suit fingerpicking or strumming techniques without feedback issues and other sonic anomalies while delivering the most natural acoustic sound to your amplification system.
There are many types of woods that are used for fingerboard but no other compares to the jet-black beauty and slick smoothness of Ebony.
Ebony Bridge Pins
The high density of Ebony wood keeps the fundamental acoustic sound focused and tight with greater sonic projection than plastic, enhancing the transfer of the string vibrations throughout the soundboard top, body and the neck.
DoubleLock Neck Joint
The connection between a guitar’s neck and body is another key factor for great sound. On the Gold, we started with a tight fitting traditional dovetail neck joint. We then reinforced it by adding a bolt. This DoubleLock neck joint maximizes the transfer of tone and enhances resonance on the Gold.
Walnut Reinforced Neck
The neck on the Gold has been reinforced for added rigidity and stability using two special inserts. This is constructed with two pieces of walnut installed to add stability while still retaining the natural properties of wood to further upgrade the Gold.
Exclusive Deluxe Soft-Side Case
The new Cort Deluxe Soft-Side Case is not only stylish and sleek but combines the best attributes of a hard case with the flexibility of a padded gig-bag for superb protection for the instrument as well as excellent portability.
CONSTRUCTION DoubleLock Neck Joint
BODY OM(Orchestra Model)
NUT WIDTH 1 11/16"(43㎜)
TOP Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce(Master Grade)
BACK & SIDES Solid Pau Ferro
NECK Walnut Reinforced Mahohany
BINDING White Binding w/ Triple-ply Purfling
TUNERS Deluxe Vintage Gold
BRIDGE Ebony w/ Ebony Pins
ELECTRONICS Fishman® Flex Blend
STRINGS D'Addario® EXP16
BRACING Hand Scalloped X-Bracing
SPECIAL Sonically Enhanced UV Finish
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