Cort kicks off redesigned X Series with flagship X500 neck-through electric guitar

For 2018, South Korean guitar giant Cort is redesigning its heavy-orientated X Series line, and the rather tasty-looking flagship of the series, the X500, has now officially launched.

The X500 boasts a neck-through design and swamp ash body, with a maple and Panga Panga neck, topped off by an ebony fretboard.

EMG’s classic 60 and 81 active humbucker pairing provides the tonal firepower, while a Floyd Rose Special locking vibrato delivers whammy thrills.

Two finishes are available: Open Pore Trans Grey and Open Pore Jean Burst.

Given the metal-leaning model’s $1,099 price tag, it’s hard to argue with the spec on offer. Head over to 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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