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Cort Releases Zenox Series Guitars

Designed for rock and metal guitarists, the Zenox Series features four models: Z-Custom1, Z-Custom2, Z44 and Z42.

Northbrook, IL (April 10, 2012) – Cort Guitars introduces their revised Zenox Series. Designed for rock and metal guitarists who seek durable, high-gain, ergonomic instruments with superior tone and versatility, the Zenox Series features four models: Z-Custom1, Z-Custom2, Z44 and Z42.

Different models feature top shelf components from EMG Pickups, Seymour Duncan and TonePros.  All guitars have single cutaways, rosewood fretboards and slim mahogany bodies.

Specifications for the four models are as follows:

Z-Custom1
Mahogany body with quilted maple top
Seymour Duncan SH1 (’59) and SH4 (JB) pickups (H/H)
Set in, 24.75” three-piece Canadian maple neck
Rosewood fretboard with 12”radius
“Z” mother of pearl inlay
Die cast tuners
TonePros Licensed bridge with String-Thru body
Two volume, one tone with push-pull and three-way toggle controls
Black nickel hardware
D’Addario strings
Available in brown sunburst
MSRP $950 USD

Z-Custom2
Mahogany body with flamed maple top
EMG 81 and 85 pickups (H/H)
Set in, 24.75” three-piece Canadian maple neck
Rosewood fretboard with 12”radius
“Z” mother of pearl inlay
Die cast tuners
TonePros Licensed bridge with String-Thru body
Two volume, one tone and three-way toggle controls
Black nickel hardware
D’Addario strings
Available in trans black
MSRP $950 USD

Z44
Mahogany body
EMG HZ-H4 pickups (H/H)
Set in, 24.75” mahogany neck
Rosewood fretboard with 12” radius
“Z” mother of pearl inlay
Die cast tuners
TonePro Licensed bride with String-Thru body
Two volume, one tone with push-pull and three-way toggle controls
Black hardware
D’Addario strings
Available in arctic white and black
MSRP $679 USD

Z42
Mahogany body
Canadian maple bolt-on neck
Rosewood fretboard with 12” radius
White dot inlay
Die cast tuners
T.O.M. bridge with String-Thru body
Cort Active Dynamite pickups
Two volume, one tone and three-way toggle controls
Chrome hardware
D’Addario strings
Available in black and wine red
MSRP $359 USD

For more information, visit
cortguitars.com

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