Cort gets edgy with the sand-blasted KX300 Etched electric guitar

(Image credit: Cort Guitars)

We first laid eyes on the Cort KX300 Etched at winter NAMM in January, and now the company has officially released the modern metal machine to the masses.

The new electric guitar features a sand-blasted solid ash top and mahogany body offered in two “edgy” color variants: Both sport a matte black finish, but with either red or gold paint applied only to the wood's grains to accentuate the raw, natural quality of the top.

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Richard Bienstock

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.