Reviewed: Cort G260DX Electric Guitar

Dynamic Music | dynamicmusic.com.au | Expect to Pay: $599

Cort’s G series of electric guitars has undergone somewhat of a revamp, further refining their specs and looks. As a nice priced double cutaway guitar, they sit in the affordable entry/mid level bracket with some additional appointments to add some extra tweaks into the mix. Cort has always been popular for its value for money instruments—let’s see if the Sea Foam coloured G260DX keeps the trend going.

One of nine different models in the G series, the G260DX takes a somewhat traditional look and adds some modern touches. The double cut body shape is made from Swamp Ash and has a little more curviness in the bottom of the guitar compared to your standard F shape. Cort have gone for the jack positioning on the edge of the guitar rather than top mounted and the big difference is the contoured neck/heel joint. Both the body and neck joint are countered/bevelled to create a smoother transition between the two, making upper fret excursions easier.

 

Neck-wise, the guitar utilises Canadian hard maple and either rosewood or the sustainable Jatoba for the fingerboard. Frets are medium jumbo, pickup configuration is HSS with a five-way switch and volume and tone controls. You’ll no doubt also notice the bridge which is Cort’s own CFA-III tremolo featuring stainless steel saddles, a steel plate and steel block.

 

First up, the neck on the G260DX feels great—slender, but with some body to it, and the cut and finish is spot on with no marks or blemishes. Bonus points for the good intonation and setup too—no sharp fret edges and the guitar seems to hold its tuning nicely after some solid bashing. Seriously, it’s an easy guitar to play and feels as good if not better than a lot of much higher priced axes.

 

Another in-house design is that the pickups are ‘Voiced Tone’ with a 59 model humbucker in the bridge and a 63 in the middle and neck positions. All three-pickups seemed clear and usable to my ears with the humbucker adding some extra bite and body, as most people like in the bridge position. The neck and middle can do all the ‘S’ type tones you’d expect for clean, round glassy tones or the funkier quack in split positions.

 

All up it’s a sweet playing guitar that doesn’t cost a lot of money. The bridge feels great and the neck heel joint is a nice tweak. Lastly - Sea Foam green is super cool, but there’s also Tobacco Burst if that’s more your thing.

Hits and Misses

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Some modern touches on a classic-styled guitar

Bridge is smooth and reliable

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No gigbag or case included

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