Cort and Manson Guitar Works Unveil Classic TC Guitar

The guitar is based upon the Manson MA Classic profile but completely revamped with hardware, custom pickups, and body woods.

Seoul, Korea (March 14, 2017) -- Cort Guitars and British luthiers Manson Guitar Works are pleased to announce a new collaboration for 2017, the Cort/Manson Classic TC. The new guitar is based upon the Manson MA Classic profile but completely revamped with hardware, custom pickups, and body woods to offer a refined style and voice that lovers of ‘classic’ guitar sounds will immediately recognize.

The new guitar incorporates a sleek satin-finish maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, a solid ashwood body, and a traditional headstock layout with a cylindrical style string-tree for accurate behind the nut techniques. Manson’s vastly experienced team have designed an all-new pickup set that offers a traditional vintage neck model combined with a bright, yet punchy, bridge single coil. Together they offer classic tones with added bite and player response dynamics.

Vintage vibes or the ability to switch into more progressive sounds and playability, the Cort /Manson Classic TC has all the bases covered.

$699 USD

For more information:
Cort Guitars

A compact pedal format preamp designed to offer classic, natural bass tone with increased tonal control and extended headroom.

Read MoreShow less

In their corner, from left to right: Wilco’s Pat Sansone (guitars, keys, and more), drummer Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.

Photo by Annabel Merhen

How Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone parlayed a songwriting hot streak, collective arrangements, live ensemble recording, and twangy tradition into the band’s new “American music album about America.”

Every artist who’s enjoyed some level of fame has had to deal with the parasocial effect—where audiences feel an overly intimate connection to an artist just from listening to their music. It can lead some listeners to believe they even have a personal relationship with the artist. I asked Jeff Tweedy what it feels like to be on the receiving end of that.

Read MoreShow less

Luthier Maegen Wells recalls the moment she fell in love with the archtop and how it changed her world.

The archtop guitar is one of the greatest loves of my life, and over time it’s become clear that our tale is perhaps an unlikely one. I showed up late to the archtop party, and it took a while to realize our pairing was atypical. I had no idea that I had fallen head-over-heels in love with everything about what’s commonly perceived as a “jazz guitar.” No clue whatsoever. And, to be honest, I kind of miss those days. But one can only hear the question, “Why do you want to build jazz guitars if you don’t play jazz?” so many times before starting to wonder what the hell everyone’s talking about.

Read MoreShow less
x