The Cort Grand Regal Series is based on the popular Grand Auditorium body shape that sits between the dreadnought and concert-sized shapes for a full, but balanced sound. The GA5's versatile shape is ideal for strumming, flat-picking or fingerstyle playing, allowing it to cover the needs of the most versatile acoustic player. A solid European spruce top is paired with the exotic Madagascar rosewood back and sides, which is then sonically enhanced using Cort's UV finishing process. Finally it is comes with a Fishhman Presys Q preamp with 3-band EQ, LED tuner, and phase controls.
The Grand Regal’s grand auditorium body size fits perfectly in between the large dreadnought and the more intimate grand concert. This makes the Grand Regal ideal for both strumming/flatpicking and fingerstyle playing and suits the versatile acoustic player who prefers to have one guitar to cover a variety of sounds and playing styles.
With bell-like clarity over a broad sonic spectrum, the solid European spruce top’s transparent character is ideal for both sensitive fingerstyle playing and relaxed strumming techniques. The richness of ethereal overtones is the defining essence of this premium sought-after wood featured on this model.
Very similar in look and sonic character as Brazilian rosewood, the Madagascar rosewood has reddish grains which help it stand out from various rosewood species. Brighter, with less bass, than Indian rosewood, the Madagascar features more high-end presence and sparkle with more liveliness and immediate tactile response.
The AC3M's bone nut and saddle are crafted out of water buffalo bone for more natural and transparent transfer of string vibrational energy into the body and neck. Its slightly wider nut width makes it easier for finger style playing. To complement the bone saddle, this Grand Regal guitar features ebony bridge pins for enhanced string vibration and a more natural and lush sound.
- Body type: Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: Single
- Top wood: Solid European Spruce Top
- Back & sides: Madagascar Rosewood
- Bracing pattern: Adirondack Scalloped X
- Body finish: Somically Enhanced UV
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Info not available
- Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 25.3 in.
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Matte
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Fishman
- Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
- Preamp EQ: 3-band
- Feedback filter: Phase
- Tuner: Yes
- Headstock overlay: Info not available
- Tuning machines: Die-cast
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle & nut: Real Bone
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: None
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: China