The Cort Bevel Cut Collection is a series of acoustic guitars with an ergonomic beveled cutaway - as a comfortable armrest - it doesn't interfere with the rich, sonic character of the guitar. Offering high-end features and unique tonal woods, there are four models in the line that have the same neck with a 25.3-inch scale and one 11/16-inch nut width. This is a 20-fret mahogany neck, with dovetail neck joint, and ovangkol fret board.
All four guitars have solid Sitka spruce tops and range in price from $899.99 each for the two Grand Regal models and $399.99 for either the Earth Bevel or Luce Bevel models.
The two Grand Regal Bevel models have grand auditorium bodies with arched backs but made using different tone woods. The arched back on both models is more responsive and offers greater resonance and sustain. There is an L.R. Baggs Preamp with volume and tone controls, die-cast gold tuners with black knobs, ebony bridge pins, and an abalone rosette that corresponds to the top-rim binding.
Both the dreadnought Earth Bevel and orchestra Luce Bevel guitars are built with mahogany backs and sides and have a bright yet natural sound with a strong and warm midrange. Mahogany also enhances the body resonance and, in the absence of an onboard preamp, helps produce a greater volume. Combined with the bevel cutaway, both of these models offer a completely natural playing experience.
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