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Cort unveils CJ-Retro jumbo acoustic guitar

Cort has announced the CJ-Retro, a jumbo electro-acoustic kitted out with top-mounted controls.

The CJ-Retro packs a spruce top and mahogany back, sides and neck, paired with an ebony-like merbau fingerboard, as well as a Graph Tech Nubone XB nut and saddle.

Electro-acoustic credentials come courtesy of a Fishman Neo-D magnetic humbucker and Fishman VTB EQ preamp, controlled via a volume and two EQ controls.

There’s a great visual vibe here - particularly those dual-rectangular inlays, designed especially for this model - and pairing that Vintage Sunburst Matt finish with the gold knobs gives off more than a whiff of the Gibson/Epiphone J-160E, as famously owned by John Lennon.

The biggest difference, of course, is the price, which clocks in at a respectable $429.99. For more info, head over to Cort Guitars (opens in new tab).

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab).

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