New Toys: Cort X500 Menace Electric Guitar

Cort Guitars’ new X500 Menace is darker and more aggressive sounding than its predecessor. Dialed-in for metal and extreme music with good access to the higher frets, the X500 Menace is reborn with a modern aesthetic and numerous feature upgrades including new tone wood selections, a reverse headstock and a compound radius fingerboard.

In addition, you get a Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo, and a set of Seymour Duncan NazgЮl and Sentient passive humbuckers. This combination means superb playability, awesome sound quality, and a constant unrelenting “in your face” presence that extreme guitarists require.

The X500 Menace is part of the Cort X Series and all models have a modern, ergonomic design with new finishes that capture today’s metal guitar trends. The X500 Menace has a solid maple top on mahogany body with signature neck-thru construction that focuses the midrange punch and cut. The seven-piece maple/purple heart/panga-panga neck with a 25.5-inch-scale neck is rock-solid stable and built for speed across the entire range of its sleek ebony fingerboard. Aesthetically, the striped design of the neck provides visual intrigue against the Black Satin finish.

The X500 Menace was designed and built for metal but is versatile enough to cover a wide range of musical genres and styles. The X-500 sells for $1,349 MSRP.