Cort Guitars has introduced its MR1200FX. This guitar targets the boutique acoustic guitar market but comes at a reasonable price. The model features a dreadnought body with Bearclaw spruce top, solid rosewood back and rosewood sides, rosewood fingerboard, genuine abalone purfling on the top and sides, and genuine abalone inlay on the fingerboard and headstock.
Cort Guitars has announced its new AS-M5 acoustic guitar. The guitar features a solid sitka spruce top and a pro-level Fishman Ellipse Blender system that offers amplified sound with a condenser mic inside the body and a piezo below the saddle.
Chris Thomas of C. F. Martin & Co. recently visited the Guitar World office in New York City. Accompanying him were four new Martin models -- a 00-DB Jeff Tweedy, a new D-18, the GPCPA4 Siris and a Custom Shop CS28-12 -- all of which were debuted by the Nazareth, Pennsylvania-based company at the NAMM show in January.
Gibson Acoustic and Sheryl Crow announce their second collaboration with the release of the Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition. This new Southern Jumbo is the most advanced acoustic-electric Southern Jumbo available.
Recording King has introduced the all-solid RD-310 with an Adirondack Spruce top. It has a street price of $499. Adirondack Spruce -- aka Red Spruce -- which has been employed for guitar tops since the 1920s, has been making a comeback lately. Adirondack is considered more resonant than Sitka and has a unique wide-grain pattern.