The Cort Gold series is designed with a total focus on sound, but now with the introduction of the Gold-Edge LE, we are proud to say that the focus and dedication has expanded to push the limits on ergonomics and playability. Cort’s decades of technological advancements and guitar building knowledge sparked the development of the ‘triple bevel cut’ system, and with the right amount of angle and depth for each bevel cuts on three different strategic areas of the guitar body, acoustic guitar playing has never felt more comfortable. Together with selected master grade tonewoods, L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup system, and the top-of-the-line Gold standard build and sound quality, the Gold-Edge LE is the true golden result of tradition and innovation.
Auditorium Cutaway Body Type
With dimensions of 117mm(4 5/8") body depth, upper bout width at 292mm(11 1/2") and lower bout width at 405mm(16"), the Grand Regal’s body size is perfectly in between the large Dreadnought and the more intimate Grand Concert. This makes the Grand Regal ideal for both strumming/flatpicking and fingerstyle playing and suits the versatile acoustic player who prefers to have one guitar to cover a variety of sounds and playing styles.
Triple Bevel Cut
The triple bevel cut was designed to give maximum comfort to the players. Carefully calculated bevel cuts have been applied to three strategic areas (armrest, cutaway, and ribrest) of the guitar body making sure that the areas where the guitar touches the player’s body is as ergonomically shaped as possible. The cutaway bevel and body arm rest bevel existed previously on various Cort guitars, but the newly added waist bevel on the back of the guitar greatly assures players the comfort that’s never felt before. The bevels were meticulously laid out to not only provide comfort but to retain the acoustic properties of the body as the traditional cutaway compromises the tone.
Aged to Vintage Top
A vintage instrument is the holy grail of acoustic guitar tone. The wood on the top cures and opens up more over time. This unleashes a tonal quality that is missing in new instruments — until now. Using a special process that we call ATV (Aged To Vintage) we treat the solid sitka spruce top to give it that big and open tone of a decades-old, highly-sought-after acoustic. This torrefaction process delivers that amazing tone to you right out of the box.
Solid Myrtlewood Back & Sides
Fitting for a Limited Edition, the back and sides are of Master Grade solid Myrtlewood for a bright yet smooth and warm sound. Clear and powerful, it emphasizes the high-mids for excellent articulation. Myrtlewood’s figuring gets better and better with higher grades and this model features the highest grade possible.
L.R. Baggs® Anthem
The L.R. Baggs® Anthem pickup/preamp system delivers the pure acoustic vibrations of the instrument to the amplifier and PA without any coloration. Unneeded feedback can also be easily and effectively controlled through minimalistic controls that do not interfere with the look of the instrument.
There are many types of woods that are used for fingerboard but no other compares to the jet-black beauty and slick smoothness of Ebony.
Ebony Bridge Pins
The high density of Ebony wood keeps the fundamental acoustic sound focused and tight with greater sonic projection than plastic, enhancing the transfer of the string vibrations throughout the soundboard top, body and the neck.
DoubleLock Neck Joint
The connection between a guitar’s neck and body is another key factor for great sound. On the Gold, we started with a tight fitting traditional dovetail neck joint. We then reinforced it by adding a bolt. This DoubleLock neck joint maximizes the transfer of tone and enhances resonance on the Gold.
Walnut Reinforced Neck
The neck on the Gold has been reinforced for added rigidity and stability using two special inserts. This is constructed with two pieces of walnut installed to add stability while still retaining the natural properties of wood to further upgrade the Gold.
Sonically Enhanced UV Finish
The high-tech finish is strong and resistant to scratches while being lightweight to improve the natural acoustic resonance of the body for a full-bodied and rich tone.