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NAMM 2017: Cort promises "a unique playing experience" from NDX Baritone electro-acoustic guitar

NAMM 2017: Baritones have been sneaking back into popular guitar consciousness over the past few years, and in the acoustic guitar realm, Cort reckons it's developed the easiest-to-play baritone guitar yet, the NDX Baritone.

Cort's latest acoustic electric guitar boasts an elongated 27" scale length, which promises to make it easier to play and stay in tune with a traditional baritone tuning (B E A D F# B). It's "a unique playing experience", apparently.

Like the company's other NDX models, the baritone features a Florentine cutaway for enhanced upper-fret access, as well as a deep body shape (up to 125mm) and scallop x-bracing for improved resonance.

Elsewhere, the guitar packs a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, Grover tuners and Fishman Presys Blend EQ with Sonicore pickup, which includes a microphone for blending with the under-saddle pickup.

The NDX Baritone is available soon for $699.99.

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.