The Puzzle LE is a beautifully crafted guitar that not only looks very unique, but the tone is quite unique as well due to its solid flamed maple back and sides, giving it a brighter tone and appearance. Inspired by special characteristics of the puzzle pieces, the headstock and the rosette puzzle patterns represent the rigid and tightness of a completed puzzle while the fretboard shows randomly laid out puzzle pieces that represents more freedom. Other special features such as SFX Deep Body Type, sharp Florentine Cutaway, and 5pcs Maple w/ Walnut Neck also makes The Puzzle LE a one-of-a-kind unique guitar that’s pleasing to look at and play.
SFX Deep Body Type
While the body silhouette is from Cort’s own SFX body type, The Puzzle LE is given a deeper body depth of 91-106mm (normal SFX body depth: 83-83mm) for a bigger fuller sound and resonance.
Solid Adirondack Spruce Top
For the Limited Edition models, only the highest grade woods (Master Grade) were used and Adirondack Spruce fits the bill with its strength and extreme dynamics and sensitivity. Even at full volume, you will still be able to hear smoothness in the tone without losing any definition.
Solid Flamed Maple Back & Sides
Flamed Maple is like a combination of the low-mids of mahogany, and the rich overtones of rosewood. This versatility makes Flamed Maple stand out for both fingerstyle playing or strumming as well as being a perfect match for the spruce top.
Special Designed Puzzle Inlay & Rosette
Inspired by special characteristics of the puzzle pieces, the headstock and the rosette puzzle patterns represent the rigid and tightness of a completed puzzle while the fretboard shows randomly laid out puzzle pieces that almost look like the pieces are floating in free space. When the guitar is held upright, it gives an illusion that the puzzle pieces are falling from the headstock and in to the sound hole.
5pcs Maple & Walnut Neck
The maple neck provides a brighter punchier tone than the conventional neck materials such as mahogany, and walnut is used to provide strength and stability of the neck, as well as produce a strong and focused sound in conjunction with the body’s acoustic resonance.
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.
Gotoh® 510Z Gold
Featuring an extremely precise 21:1 tuning ratio, these tuners feel solid and ultra-smooth at the same time. The elegant and streamlined knobs also reduce fatigue during the tuning process. You will feel the quality of these tuners the moment you start tuning the guitar.
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.
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.