Cort announces top-spec KX508MS eight-string

Cort KX508MS

Cort has unveiled the KX508MS, an eight-string electric guitar that promises boutique features at a reasonable price point.

Chief among these specs is a 26.5-28” multi-scale construction across the five-piece maple/purpleheart neck, which is teamed with a Macassar ebony fingerboard.

The guitar also packs a burl top - finished in Mariana Blue Burst - on top of a swamp ash body, while pickups are Fishman’s Fluence Modern humbuckers.

Other features include Cort locking tuners and an angled hardtail bridge; a single volume, tone and three-way toggle switch change up the tones.

The KX508MS is available now for $1,199 - see Cort Guitars for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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