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Cort Guitars Introduces Revised Zenox Series

Cort Guitars has introduced its revised Zenox Series. The series, which was designed for rock and metal guitarists, features four models: Z-Custom1, Z-Custom2, Z44 and Z42.

Different models feature top-shelf components from EMG Pickups, Seymour Duncan and TonePros. All guitars have single cutaways, rosewood fretboards and slim mahogany bodies.

Specifications for the four models are as follows:

Z-Custom1

  • Mahogany body with quilted maple top
  • Seymour Duncan SH1 (’59) and SH4 (JB) pickups (H/H)
  • Set in, 24.75” three-piece Canadian maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with 12”radius
  • “Z” mother of pearl inlay
  • Die cast tuners
  • TonePros Licensed bridge with String-Thru body
  • Two volume, one tone with push-pull and three-way toggle controls
  • Black nickel hardware
  • D’Addario strings
  • Available in brown sunburst
  • MSRP $950 USD

Z-Custom2

Mahogany body with flamed maple top
EMG 81 and 85 pickups (H/H)
Set in, 24.75” three-piece Canadian maple neck
Rosewood fretboard with 12”radius
“Z” mother of pearl inlay
Die cast tuners
TonePros Licensed bridge with String-Thru body
Two volume, one tone and three-way toggle controls
Black nickel hardware
D’Addario strings
Available in trans black
MSRP $950 USD

Z44

Mahogany body
EMG HZ-H4 pickups (H/H)
Set in, 24.75” mahogany neck
Rosewood fretboard with 12” radius
“Z” mother of pearl inlay
Die cast tuners
TonePro Licensed bride with String-Thru body
Two volume, one tone with push-pull and three-way toggle controls
Black hardware
D’Addario strings
Available in arctic white and black
MSRP $679 USD

Z42

Mahogany body
Canadian maple bolt-on neck
Rosewood fretboard with 12” radius
White dot inlay
Die cast tuners
T.O.M. bridge with String-Thru body
Cort Active Dynamite pickups
Two volume, one tone and three-way toggle controls
Chrome hardware
D’Addario strings
Available in black and wine red
MSRP $359 USD

For more about Cort, visit cortguitars.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.