NAMM 2019: Cort introduces EvoRose rosewood alternative with sustainably designed MR720F acoustic

NAMM 2019: Cort has debuted its own alternative to rosewood, EvoRose, with the launch of its sustainably designed MR720F acoustic guitar.

EvoRose has been designed by Cort as a composite material that emulates rosewood’s look and sound, but doesn’t fall foul of CITES restrictions like traditional rosewood.

The MR720F dreadnought cutaway features a solid Sitka spruce top paired with EvoRose back and sides, plus a mahogany neck, and ovangkol fretboard and bridge.

Cort’s scooped surface bridge promises to enhance sustain while improving playability.

Electro credentials come courtesy of Fishman’s ubiquitous Presys preamp, complete with three-band EQ, LED tuner and phase control.

We commend any manufacturer developing sustainable wood alternatives - and the grain looks pretty convincing here, if a little uniform.

The MR720F is available later this year for $599 - see 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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