03 Jan Cort
Cort Guitars is an electric, acoustic and bass guitar manufacturer centered in South Korea. The company is one of the largest guitar makers in the world and produces both high-quality instruments and budget line models for many other companies, as well as a range of amplifiers.
Today, Cort’s main production focus is not on Cort-brand guitars but rather on contract work for numerous other companies. Generally, large companies contract Cort to build lower-priced guitars that have that company’s brand on them.
Ibanez, Parkwood, Squier and the G&L Tribute series line of guitars are among the most well-known brands that Cort produces. In recent years small companies known for extremely high quality (and high-priced) guitars have begun contracting Cort to produce budget line models, such as Avalon of the UK.