Cort Guitars Teams with Scorpions' Matthias Jabs for Arena 1

The Arena 1 is the second guitar in the Matthias Jabs Signature series.

Northbrook, IL (October 16, 2012) – Cort Guitars announces today the second signature guitar from Scorpions guitarist, Matthias Jabs – the new Arena 1 electric guitar. The guitar features the Scorpu pickups, also designed by Jabs, with his exact humbucker/single coil/humbucker specifications.

The Arena 1 is the second guitar in the Matthias Jabs Signature series. The first was unveiled last year and offered a simple single pickup, single control set up called the Garage. The Arena 1 caters to the other extreme offering a guitar player everything they could ever want in a guitar. As Jabs stated: “The idea was to provide guitars to musicians of all levels, giving the man instrument that could grow with them from their first garage band to their latest arena tour.”

Additional key features include a Full Force Switch and Easy Grip Tone Pot. The switch provides a direct out option that allows the player to bypass the electronics of the guitar and send the signal directly to an amplifier or preamp. The Easy Grip Tone Pot offers a single coil push/pull option on both humbucker pickups for maximum tone flexibility.

Specifications include:
• Bolt-on Neck Construction
• Solid Swamp Ash Body
• Maple Neck
• Rosewood Fretboard - 15 3/4" Radius (400 mm)
• 24 Frets - (2.7 mm)
• 25 1/2" scale - (648 mm)
• White Dot Inlay
• Die Cast Tuners
• Floyd Rose Special Tremolo Bridge
• Scorpu Pickups designed by Matthias Jabs (H/S/H)
• Electronics: Two volume, one push / pull tone, one mini toggle, one 5 way switch
• Chrome Hardware
• D'Addario EXL 120 strings
• Matthias Jabs Custom Gig Bag
• Colors: Black and Candy Apple Red

MSRP: $949

For more information:
www.cortguitars.com

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