Cort Flow-OC and Gold-A6 Bocote review

A pair of contrasting all-solid wood acoustic-electrics from Cort’s Chinese workshop with a host of innovative features to their name

Cort Flow-OC
(Image: © Future / Neil Godwin)

Guitar World Verdict

Two highly versatile – and affordable for their build – acoustics that will appeal to a wide range of players. Underestimate Cort at your peril.


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    The Flow OC is packed with player-friendly features, and it's affordable, with easy playability and good sound.

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    The Gold-A6 Bocote is similarly decked out with thoughtful features, loud ’n’ proud sound. The bocote adds to the general aesthetic.


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    Shock of a different tone wood may deter traditionalists from the Gold-A6.

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Regular readers will have spotted the Cort name cropping up quite frequently with its well-received electric guitars. But as you also may already know, the huge manufacturing machine behind the brand, Cor-Tek, also builds guitars for some of the world’s leading brands, not least PRS’s electrics (in Indonesia) and its acoustics and hollowbodies in China, as well as Manson’s start-up models and many, many more.

Our two new models are representative of Cort’s own extensive acoustic range – we counted 14 different series on the company’s website, many of which have a number of different instruments on offer, adding up to a considerable list.

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.