Cort is renowned for bringing desirable designs to more affordable electric guitars, and the G290 FAT aims to deliver boutique guitar styling and spec at a sub-$1,000 price point.
A swamp ash body is teamed with a rather dashing flamed maple top, available in Antique Violin Burst or Bright Blue Burst, and bolted on to a birdseye maple neck and fingerboard via a contoured heel.
That neck also boasts a 12” to 15.75” compound radius, as well as Cort’s new Ergo-V neck profile, staggered locking machineheads and spoke-nut truss rod adjustment.
Two TVH-77 humbuckers promise high-output performance, but are teamed with an intriguing pickup-switching proposition, delivering single-coil sounds in second and fourth positions alongside regular humbucker tones in bridge, middle and neck.
Fun fact: one of this writer’s primary electrics remains a 15-year-old G290, so we’re particularly intrigued to see how this one compares.
The G290 FAT is available now for $849 - see Cort Guitars for more info.