Cort Guitars have quietly launched the Grand Regal series this year. They are essentially the company’s take on the popular Taylor Grand Auditorium shape.
Features like the 1.75 inch nut, cutaways and stage ready electronics should make these guitars attractive to players who want an affordable GA shape.
Although the stable now consists of only solid top guitars, we have some very nice grains found on the laminate bodies. The GA5F-MD has Madagascar Rosewood laminate bodies while the GA5F-BW gets Australian Blackwood bodies.
Not sure why Cort are still using the rather outdated Fishman Presys EQ though. The new models deserve better electronics.
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Prices range from $449 to $499 at our local store Swee Lee.
*photos from Cort