Cort G290 FAT II review

Cor-Tek already makes a considerable number of the world’s electric guitars, but can its own brand, Cort, compete with those bigger names? We think so

Cort G290 FAT II
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

Another hard-to-fault instrument from Cort, the G290 FAT II might not be the catchiest-named guitar we’ve had in our hands, but it’s hard to argue with at this price.


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    Excellent build with quality hardware.

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    Great neck and playability.

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    Versatile ‘fat’ to ‘thin’ voices from the five-way pickup selector.


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    No gigbag, but that’s about it!

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It’s rather ironic that many of the mid-to-low price guitars we lust after are made by instrument manufacturer Cor-Tek, although its own brand is, we’d suggest, far from a first choice for many players. 

Previously, we’ve been very impressed with the G300 Pro, not least with its stainless-steel frets, roasted maple neck and Seymour Duncan humbuckers.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.