Cort M600T Guitar Review
Cort M600T is the most versatile guitar I have owned so far. This
instrument has a lot: nice delicate tone, tremolo bar, cool beautiful
looks and affordable price. But the really cool feature that highlights
this axe is the switch that splits both the neck and bridge humbucker
pickup into the single coil pickups.
The switch is integrated into
the tone knob and hence "invisible" at first glance. Pulling the tone
knob up enables this function to work.
This feature makes it
possible to enjoy "having two guitars in one". The difference between
the tones of these two guitar modes is very audible and they both sound
In the video below you can hear how Cort M600T sounds on
each pickup switch position with and without splitting, through clean
and overdriven channel.
Honestly I think if you mainly play really heavy music like nu-metal,
this guitar isn't the best option. Compared to other guitars I recently
owned (the Les Paul Epiphone Std and Ibanez GRG270b), the Cort M600T
emits a thinner sound on the bridge pickup which is important for tough
I like to play in many music styles and this
guitar fits very well with whatever I play like classical, blues, rock
music and is actually quite enough for me to play hard stuff too.
I was tweaking the height of the pickups and discovered that putting
them close to the strings improve the output of the signal and its
thickness but at the same time "kills" something special in its tone.
I found the best combination of versatility and tonal richness that
works for me: I put the neck pickup far away from the strings mostly for
smooth guitar solos and the bridge pickup somewhere in the middle for
harsher solos and riffs.
Before buying the Cort I was mostly playing the Epiphone Std Plus
guitar. I actually like this instrument very much, especially its
beautiful sweet tone on the neck pickup and very long sustain, but when I
felt like diving the tremolo arm, making some growls, dips and screams
with the Les Paul standard it was impossible because it has the stoptail
bridge without a whammy bar.
That's why I
started to look for a guitar equipped with a tremolo and at the same
time that would also have a beautiful tone. And Cort M600T is a really
good option I found.
Talking about quality, the guitar is well built and the only
problem I discovered is the high E string buzzing when pressed at the
10th fret because the 11th metal fret was a little bit too high and the
string was touching it when picked hard, but this is an adjustment
issue. I cautiously hammered the fret deeper in its groove and it
improved the problem a lot.
I can't say whether this guitar was set
up right out of the box because I bought it from a guy on classified ads
and it wasn't new.
The bottom line:
If you're looking for a guitar with a wide range of tones to fit many
music styles, that looks and sounds great but still has an affordable
price tag you should check out the Cort M600T.
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