Cort’s X500 Menace is 500x more metal than you

Cort X500 Menace
(Image credit: Cort)

South Korean guitar giant Cort has revealed an overhauled X500, dubbed the Menace – a none-more-metal six-string with a host of heavy appointments.

Underneath the black satin paint job, the latest addition to the X Series offers a traditional tonewood pairing of maple-capped mahogany, which is shaped with deep cutaways and an ergonomic profile.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.