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.