Cort Little CJ Walnut OP review

The small guitar that goes large on value? Little CJ is a travel-sized acoustic you'll love even if you're going nowhere

(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict


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    Lovely tones that bely its size.

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    With the curved back and neck profile, it's very comfortable.

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    Excellent pickup and preamp.

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    Vintage-style 18:1 open-gear tuners.


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    If you need low-end boom, you'll need to look elsewhere.

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With Cort’s recent electric guitar output consistently impressing us, it’s time to cast our critical eyes and ears over to its acoustic line up. And this is a great way to start; Cort’s entry into the travel guitar market with a ¾ electro.  

Travel-size acoustics exist in a bit of a strange place. There are obvious compromises in sound and scale for the playing experience, but when the recipe is right, they make perfect sense. 

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.