Cort KX-Custom Flame Grey 2007
Cort KX-Custom, made in Korea 2007, trans grey. This is a classy little shred machine. The Cort factory in Korea has made a lot of guitars for a lot of big brands like Ibanez, PRS, Fender and more, so they know how to get it done well. On first look, this looks a but like a PRS Custom 24. It feels similar too: slick quick neck with jumbo frets and a speed-friendly flatter radius board, easy upper fret access via a smooth neck joint, headstock volute etc are all in the PRS-genre. The pickups are taken from a vintage Yamaha SG, so they're excellent quality PAF-voiced humbuckers. The tone is in the LP-vein; heaps of crunch and bite with a singing midrange and a big bottom end. The flame maple is a lovely piece and peeps through the classy grey finish beautifully. There's a lot to like here, so if being awesome is more important the the logo on the headstock, here's your new buddy.
Model: Cort KX Custom
Made: Korea, 2007 (serial 07114693)
Finish: trans grey over flame maple top, gloss black back and sides
Body: mahogany, flame maple top
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 25.5" scale
Mods: pickups replaced
Pickup: late 70s Yamaha PAF-style humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock and neck are pretty clean, minor dimples only. The back has a few light scuffs and surface scratches, nothing nasty. The sides are pretty clean, light dimples only on the top horn, shoulder and near the jack. The front is nice and clean, light play wear above and below the strings only. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good. Frets have very little wear, 8.5/10 for life left. All electronics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.