Cort X700 Mutility Sets New Standard for Extreme Guitars
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Cort Guitars amps up innovation with the new X700 Mutility, an electric guitar that pushes the limits of conventionality with its namesake “multi-utilitarian” design. Beyond the Fishman Fluence modern humbuckers, this latest addition to Cort’s X Series offers modern features like a roasted maple neck, multi-scale frets with Luminlay markers, and a newly improved body contour for added comfort. The X700 Mutility is sure to please the most discerning of guitarists with its sonic versatility and playability in a stylish package that sets a new standard for extreme guitars.
For years, Cort’s X Series has offered a sleek, ergonomic body profile that players of various genres find attractive. However, the aesthetic edge is not the sole angle of what makes a guitar “extreme”—there has to be substance under the hood by way of electronics. Cort delivers on the X700 Mutility with the original, reimagined Fishman Fluence humbucker set, which avoids the hum and noise that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups. Free from these frustrating inductance issues, the Fishman Fluence pickups reveal pure, uncorrupted, and musical tone. The controls are versatile yet simple, with an innovative push/pull function on both the volume and tone knobs, in combination with a 3-way pickup selector that can unleash the full potential of the humbuckers.
The X700 Mutility’s electronics enhance, rather than overshadow, the tonewood selection. The combination of maple and ash top on a mahogany body ensures a great balance between warm, full-sounding lows and bright, transparent highs. For a more natural, organic aesthetic, Cort leaves some unpainted areas to reveal the beautiful wood grain of the ash top. The X Series body contour has also been updated to provide a deeper belly cut and lower horn cut on the back side, improving comfort and optimizing playability.
Cort’s attention to detail and multi-utilitarian approach are perhaps most evident on the X700 Mutility’s neck. The roasted maple neck and fingerboard are treated in an oxygen-free oven at a high temperature, which not only stabilizes the wood but helps develop a golden-brownish, vintage look and big, bold tone. To further improve playability, Cort has introduced a multi-scale length that conforms to a player’s hand movement up and down the neck, so that wrists and fingers naturally follow the layout of the frets from the low to high register. On the X700 Mutility, the neutral fret starts at the zero fret. For visual assistance on a dark stage, the Luminlay dot position markers make it easy for players to see the fretboard position.
To top off the extreme playability of the X700 Mutility, the jumbo stainless steel frets resist corrosion and offer good response for chords and clear tone for single notes. Note articulation and intonation are also enhanced by the individual hardtail bridge unit, which offers superb string separation and sustain. The often-overlooked spoke nut Hotrod truss rod keeps everything smooth and precise. Players can utilize this adjustment feature to dial in the exact amount of neck bow depending on their preferred technique and playing style.
Whether the player is into fusion, prog, classic rock, metal, or a combination of styles, the X700 Mutility is a guitar that’s built to rock with exceptional versatility and eye-catching features.
Learn more and get a closer look at www.cortguitars.com. MSRP $1,599.99
About Cort Guitars
Cort designs, manufactures, and delivers some of the finest guitars and basses to musicians and music enthusiasts all around the world. Over the past 50 years, the company has worked with some of the largest and most well-recognized guitar companies in the industry, as well as artists of international recognition. Cort remains focused on providing instruments that will last generations with the best workmanship possible, the best materials and components, and the best service long after the instruments have been purchased. For more information, visit www.cortguitars.com.