Cort L100C bone saddle upgrade

Brought home this little Cort last week. This is the second time I have bought this guitar. While I previously owned the satin version, I must admit I prefer this glossy version more.

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The Cort concert size would be closest to the Martin 00 14 fret size. It has a full 25.3 inch but comes in at about 39 inches overall length and 14 inch lower bout. This is perfect for people who prefer a smaller guitar and still want a full-scaled instrument.

See the size difference between the L100C and a dread.

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It’s also slightly shallower, making it very comfortable for couch-playing.

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Build is decent with a solid spruce top and laminated mahogany body. Of course you get what you pay for in life, so you’ll see wood joints on the neck and not-so-attractive grains on the wood.

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Time to upgrade the new guitar.

Let’s go for a Bearclaw Special to pamper the new guy.

Fretboard moisturised with lemon oil. Nut slots lubed with pencil lead. Edward was there to help.

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Bone saddle upgrade

The Cort uses a rather standard 72mm saddle so why not do an upgrade using some spare bone saddles I have?

Here’s a look at the clever scooped bridge. I love such bridge designs because they allow a greater break angle, thereby ensuring low action with plenty of exposed saddle. Great stuff!

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Time to shape the saddle according to the stock plastic piece. Grits 100, 150, 400, 800, 1200 and finally 2000 to get that baby smooth finish. 🙂 We got a nice bone saddle ready for dropping in.

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Polished and restrung with Elixirs. Action set at 3/32 inch at 12 fret. Bumbu is happy to welcome the new family member.

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Closing notes:

The Cort L100C is good and fun little player that offers intimacy and couch-doodling where bigger guitars don’t fit.

It’s pretty loud and has good mids. The lack of bass is understandable given it’s size (or lack thereof), but hey, this is a $259 guitar. The Taylor Big Baby is about twice the price. The GS Mini is $699 with a 23 inch scale.

Guitarbear reckons it’s a good addition. 🙂

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