Australian Guitar Magazine Reviews the Classic TC
The Australian Guitar Magazine’s reviewer and respected luthier Peter Hodgson has reviewed the MS Series standard model Classic TC and highlights the many subtle yet useful features that make it stand out from the crowd.
Combining the best of the time-tested features of vintage instruments with modern refinements and improvements, the Classic TC, according to the reviewer, “is a versatile instrument that’s very much suited to advanced players as well as novices. It’s also a nicely balanced guitar to playing sitting down or standing up. In fact, it’s almost like the forearm contour and treble-side cutaway are intentionally designed to remove specific areas of drag, so that the lower bout can gently weigh the guitar down into a more ergonomic and natural position.”
The Classic TC also features the pickups that were designed in collaboration with Hugh Manson, the spoke nut hotrod truss rod which is adjusted at the body end of the neck, and a compound radius neck that starts at 12 inches at the 1st fret to 15.75 inches at the 22nd fret for ease of playability and clean string bends.
“These aren’t just any stock standard pickups, either: Manson designed and voiced them with the goal of making sure they go beyond the standard Tele sound you may expect, pushing things into a little more of a modern direction with the understanding that players who buy this guitar will most likely spend as much time running through overdrive or fuzz as they will through a pristine clean setup. The body is made of ash with a Canadian hard maple neck and a rosewood or jatoba fingerboard, with a compound radius that goes from a slightly curved 12-inches at the first fret to a noticeably more shred-friendly 15.75-inches at the 22nd fret. The other major tweak here, compared to standard designs, is a spoke nut hotrod truss rod which is adjusted at the body end of the neck. Classic TC is available in Scotch Blonde Natural and Ice Blue Metallic finishes.”
Since the introduction of the Matt Bellamy Signature Model for the band Muse’s frontman, Cort has continued to partner and work closely with esteemed UK luthier Hugh Manson and Manson Guitar Works to develop and manufacture the M-Jet and Classic TC models which have been very well received in the global guitar community.