Cort MR Series Guitar music gear review

Music Gear Review: Cort MR Series Guitar

The Cort MR710F-MD is a Madagascar rosewood version of the MR710F electro-acoustic guitar. With the reddish rosewood back and sides, you’ll have brighter presence with less bass compared to an Indian rosewood guitar. The high end sparkles with more liveliness and immediate tactile response to provide a sonic character that’s comparable to a Brazilian rosewood acoustic guitar.

This unique guitar has a classic dreadnought body with a solid Sitka spruce top and a beautiful Venetian cutaway for high- fret access. The nut is made from water buffalo bone and the mahogany neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets on a 25.3-inch scale. You get Fishman’s Presys pre-amp/EQ electron- ics with built-in digital tuner.

The MR710F-MD’s finishes with a multiple abalone center rosette and a Natural Glossy UV finish that resists scratches.

The Cort MR710F-MD sells for $599 MSRP.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com