Cort Adds Smaller-Body Design to Gold Series of Acoustic Guitars
With the introduction of the Gold-OC6, Cort Guitars expands its flagship acoustic-electric series by reducing the body size. This latest addition to the Gold Series offers a smaller body with the full, rich tone that has earned this collection its marketplace recognition. Players will find that the Gold-OC6’s slimmer body and 43-mm nut width increases playing comfort for smaller hands while delivering a larger sound than its compact size suggests.
The Gold-OC6 starts with a classic OM (orchestra model) cutaway body, a style that was initially developed in the 1920’s. Straight out of the box, this guitar seeks to capture the “holy grail” of vintage tone. The solid Sitka Spruce top has been treated with a special ATV (Aged to Vintage) torrefaction process, which enables this brand-new guitar to have the big, open tone of a decades-old acoustic. The all-solid construction includes solid African Mahogany back and sides that are bright yet natural with a strong and warm midrange. Hand-scalloped X-bracing on the inside and black binding with triple-ply purfling on the outside reinforce the design. The sonically enhanced UV finish is strong and scratch-resistant yet lightweight to improve the natural acoustic resonance of the body.
Like other guitars in the Gold Series, the Gold-OC6 is built with Cort’s Double-Lock neck joint, which is a tight-fitting traditional dovetail reinforced with an added bolt. This feature maximizes the transfer of vibrational energy between the body and the neck and enhances the guitar’s natural resonance. Meanwhile, the 20-fret Mahogany neck (Palaquium) with its 25.3-inch scale, has been reinforced for added rigidity and stability with two Walnut inserts. Macassar Ebony is used on both the fretboard and bridge with genuine bone used for the saddle and nut. Gold custom mother of pearl inlays, an abalone rosette, and deluxe vintage gold tuners perfectly complement the Gold-OC6’s high-end features. The guitar is available in Natural Gloss.
The Gold-OC6 is ideal for strumming, delicate arpeggio picking, and single-note soloing and the Fishman Flex Blend built-in preamp is more than capable of picking up these nuances and superbly translating the guitar’s natural sound. The system combines an under-saddle pickup with a condenser mic to provide even the most demanding acoustic players the tones they desire on any stage.
From its thoughtfully constructed design to its carefully articulated electronics, the Gold-OC6 offers a level of dynamic responsiveness that’s a joy to play. This guitar comes road-ready, with Cort’s Deluxe Soft-Side Case, which combines the best attributes of a hard case with the flexibility of a padded gig-bag.