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Cort announces metal-targeted KX500 Etched with multi-layered 3D finish

(Image credit: Cort Guitars)

Cort has introduced the KX500 Etched, which the company is touting as the new flagship of its KX Series of electric guitars.

A six-string, standard-scale version of Cort’s KX500MS, the KX500 Etched boasts a mahogany body and an exotic ash burl top with a 3D, multi-layered “etched” black finish.

(Image credit: Cort Guitars)

There’s also a five-piece maple and purpleheart neck and a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 frets and raindrop inlays.

Pickups are a pair of Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers, with push/pull volume (Voices 1 and 2) and tone (coil split) knobs and a three-way switch.

Other features include a hardtail bridge, staggered locking tuners and black nickel hardware.

You can watch Ryan "Fluff" Bruce put the model through its paces in the demo video above.

The KX500 Etched is available now for $1,099.99. For more information, head to Cort Guitars.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.