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User reviews on Cort NTL products

Audiofanzine FR's review (Cort - NTL50)

By Audiofanzine FR, 09/12/2008
(Originally written by Sacha71/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
The CORT NTL 50 is an acoustic guitar "hand crafted" in Korea. It's a 20 frets jumbo without preamp. It has a massive class-A spruce top and rosewood sides, back, fingerboard and bridge. The mahogany neck has a C profile (nut: 44 mm). The head has chrome Grover Super Rotomatic machine heads. Even the body and neck binding look great. The guitar looks sober and beautiful. Great value for money.


Very comfortable guitar. The truss rod is easy to access through the sound hole, and the strings have a very low action. With its C profile, the neck is easy to play for guitarists used to Gibson or Epiphone. Access to the upper frets is difficult because the guitar has no cutaway.

The mini jumbo body is easy to handle even for short people like me.

The guitar has an average weight.

It's well-balanced.

The guitar has no front strap pin so you'll have to attach the strap to the head which makes it more difficult to play sitting. The strap can be really annoying and start to rub against your right hand (when you play a low E chord for example).

I love the sound of this guitar, either with a pick or finger picking.


The guitar is great for blues and folk and even for rock rhythm parts.

To amplify it I chose a Shadow sound hole pickup. It emphasizes its natural and rich sound character.


I've been using it for almost one year. Most of all I love its warm sound. I used to be a dreadnought fan. But this mini jumbo seduced me.

Indeed, this guitar ought to be made of massive wood only, or to have a massive back like the NTL20 (with the same spruce/rosewood combination). The frets manufacturing is very good. It's a real pleasure to play this guitar.

Cort NTL 20 (Cort - NTL20)

By MGR/Paulie, 20/09/2001
I bought it at Music go round. Paid 280.

The neck feels like my Ovation Balladeer. The jumbo body gives great bass without booming sound. And the solid top with mahogany back and sides make for a nice clean acoustic tone.

It's a bit heavy.

The guitar seems to be a quality built instrument. From Korea, it has a sound when played like the Taylor 310. I played the Taylor just the week before, and wanted it but didn't have 1000. So, when I spied the Cort, I sat down and was more than satisfied.

I'd recomment this guitar. I own an Ovation Balladeer, a Seagull 12 string and this Cort. I have owned a sigma and a 1954 Gretsch archtop. For the money, I'd buy it again in another lifetime.

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great RQ / P (Cort - NTL20)

By fabperez78, 09/01/2013
pleasant, nice and solid wood with a mechanical grooving. Making serious


as a proper acoustics


It sounds good, very pleasant to play and enttendre


value for money is bluffing

Top notch! (Cort - NTL-B)

By chansonsdepluie, 26/07/2014
Handle very long, Fishman preamp and microphone. Setting treble, mid, bass + "contour" which still gives more width to the sound.


Perfect but love the long scale. I love because in hand, sometimes has the feel of a bass. Don easy to obtain.


Suitable for folk. It is a sound quite full and round. She has a lot of sustain. For ballads, and soar, it is excellent! For pop, it must be mastered its wide sound.


10 years
I would do the purchase without problem.