Electric guitar

Cort expands its arsenal of eight-string electric guitars with the shredding-ready KX508 Multi Scale II

Cort has expanded its line of eight strings electric guitars introducing the KX805 Multi Scale II – an updated version of the brand’s original eight-string multi-scale instrument.

Naturally, the latest iteration features a slightly bloated spec sheet, with the KX508 II favoring an okoumé body over its predecessor’s swamp ash alternative. The poplar burl top remains however, as does the Mariana Blue Burst finish.

The okoume body is joined by a five-piece maple/purple neck, which in turn is topped with a 15.75-inch-radius Macassar ebony fingerboard. At the top of the board are 24 vented frets, teardrop inlays and a 56.5mm wide angle, while a radius nut hotrod truss rod sits below.

Other hardware includes Cort offset locking tuners, a hardtail bridge system featuring individual string saddles and a thru-body design, and a four-bolt neck plate.

Further updates can be found in the pickup department, which has been loaded with Fishman Fluence Modern nine-string humbuckers. Favored over the eight-string alternatives of the previous model, the larger pickups provide a wider magnetic field and as such “capture a lot more string vibration”, supposedly improving the overall sound.

Tonal flexibility has also been enhanced thanks to the versatile control layout that uses a three-way selector and master volume and tone knobs that both serve as push/pull controls.

While the volume knob accesses two separate voices, the tone knob can be used as a coil to access single coil sounds.

As for the guitar’s multi-scale aspect, the KX508 II features a 26.5″ to 28″ scale length, which is committed to delivering tight, punchy bass for the low B string. and a familiarly tight high-end feel when soloing on the upper strings.

The KX508 II will be available for $1,199.

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This is the latest release from Cort, which is returning to the electric guitar market after unveiling two special edition NJS bass guitars and launches its brand new Flow series of acoustic guitars.