The Cort KX700 EverTune is the company’s latest iteration of their KX Series. It offers a wealth of benefits to guitar players looking for a modern high-performance instrument. With pretty stunning specifications, that include some great hardware choices, all geared towards the modern guitarist.
This new KX700 EverTune is the latest Cort model to feature high-spec modern hardware and features. All of which should benefit your playing if you are into modern metal styles. The five-piece maple/walnut neck features a 15.75” radius ebony fretboard with 24 stainless steel frets, plus Luminlay glow-in-the-dark side dots. It also has the spoke wheel truss rod adjustment which is easily accessible down by the bottom of the fretboard. I’m a fan of these, as they make setup so simple and it is a great feature.
The KX700 EverTune features, as the name suggests, an EverTune ET1001F bridge system fitted to the mahogany body with an ash top. This allows the guitar to stay in tune, by holding its tuning in place via EverTune’s proprietary system. Making this model perfect for heavy use. The guitar is finished in an open-pore black finish on the ash top, with plain sides and back where you can see the mahogany, so it looks very swish.
They also feature the new ‘Next Gen’ Cort logo in the black headstock. The headstock itself features a set of Cort’s staggered locking tuners, and all the hardware is finished in Black Nickel to match the top.
This model comes factory fitted with a set of Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Nazgûl (bridge) humbucking pickups. These are wired using a single volume and tone control with a three-way switch. I suspect that these pickups will be perfect for the job of crushing riffs and clear lead guitar runs. You can hear the guitar itself in action in the demo video below.
Modern Guitar Styles
There is a lot here for your money if you want a modern guitar. It isn’t a multi-scale and it has passive ceramic humbuckers, so it won’t be for everyone. But, I still think it should offer some great tones for the type of music you could play on it. This six-string shredder certainly packs in the features for the modern guitarist.
You may remember the recent Manson MBM-2 models. Cort builds those and so if they are good enough for Mansons and Matt Bellamy, then they should be pretty good all around. I think Cort’s reputation is growing stronger and stronger over the last few years, and guitars like this new KX700 EverTune are part of the reason why.
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- Evertune loaded: Cort
- Cort KX700 EverTune back: Cort
- 'Next Gen' Cort logo: Cort
- A great choice for the modern guitarist?: Cort