The new Cort Sunset TC model is a retro-looking, relic-finished hard tail guitar with vintage looks and hints of boutique high-end styling. And for very reasonable money.
Cort Sunset TC model
These Cort Sunset TC new models are available in Worn Butter Blonde or Worn White Blonde finishes. Both have distressed/relic styling, which gives them a boutique feel and complements their retro/vintage look quite nicely.
You may or may not like the relic look, on the whole, but many do. Cort is hoping to tap into that market and convince you to part with your money.
Pickups-wise they are loaded with Duncan Designed P90-1 in the neck position and TE103B ‘Telecaster style’ bridge pickup. That’s a proven combination, as P90 pickups work particularly well in the neck position and most people love a bit of Telecaster bridge pickup. These are all controlled by a single Volume knob, Tone knob and a three-way switch, so you should easily be able to dial in lots of useable tones.
The body of the Sunset TC is made of ash and the necks are hard maple with a Jatoba fretboard and 22 frets as well as vintage style machine heads. Information on the finer details are lacking on the Cort site, so we aren’t sure of fret size or how many pieces of ash make up the body. But all the Cort guitars I have played have been well built and so I would expect them to be decent.
If you like the vintage relic vibe then you should be checking these new models out, so see if you can find one at your local dealer and give them a whirl. My only real negative thought is that they look a little ‘fat bottomed’, but that isn’t exactly a deal breaker, is it…
RRP – USD 599