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Cort’s Gold Mini promises the best of a dreadnought at 3/4 the size

Cort has announced the Gold Mini, a downsized version of its Gold D6 dreadnought, which aims to provide its best features at a three-quarter size.

The Gold Mini features all-solid woods throughout, boasting a torrefied ATV (Aged To Vintage) Adirondack spruce top - complete with “sonically enhanced” UV finish - and mahogany back, sides and neck.

Two strips of walnut are used to reinforce the neck, which also features the Gold Series’ new neck profile, with rounded fingerboard edges.

A 19-fret, 22.8-inch scale length promises to make this one a good choice for travellers or players with small hands.

Also of note is the double-lock neck joint - a dovetail reinforced by an added bolt - while Macassar ebony is used for the fretboard and bridge.

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Elsewhere, there’s an abalone rosette and black binding with triple-ply purfling, plus die-cast 18:1 ratio gold tuners. We dig that new headstock logo, too.

The Gold Mini is available now for $799, and an electro version will also be launched - see Cort Guitars for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, 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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