Cort launches the KX507, a keenly priced multi-scale 7-string loaded with Fishman Fluence humbuckers

Cort KX507
(Image credit: Cort Guitars)

South Korean guitar giant Cort has announced a new multi-scale electric, the KX507, which features 25.5 to 27-inch multi-scale frets.

Essentially a revised version of the KX500, released in 2018, the seven-string KX507 is aimed at forward-thinking players at the more extreme ends of the heavy spectrum.

(Image credit: Cort Guitars)

The most notable tweak comes in the form of a pair of multi-voiced hum-free Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers, which replace the EMG 707s of its predecessor. In terms of controls, there’s a three-way pickup selector and push/pull volume and tone knobs. 

Engaging the push/pull functions on the volume pot enables a choice of two pickup voicings, while the tone knob push/pull switch offers a coil-split, meaning there’s a lot of tonal flexibility on offer here.

That swirling (to our eye, Texas Chainsaw-esque) finish is courtesy of a figured poplar burl top, which is mounted on a mahogany body, which Cort says results in a “warm yet punchy high midrange” sound.

There’s also a five-piece maple and Purple Heart neck and an Macassar ebony fingerboard. Cort has also moved the neutral fret to the eighth fret position, which it says benefits playability. 

(Image credit: Cort Guitars)

Finally, a string-through body bridge and Cort’s staggered locking tuners (all in black nickel finish) complete the hardware appointments. 

Expect a street price in the region of $849 for the KX507. Head to Cort Guitars (opens in new tab) for more information. 

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Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk (opens in new tab), which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.