Cort Announces New Fuel Series Guitars

June 28, 2011
imgCort Guitars today announced the new Fuel Series guitars, a collaboration with Los Angeles-based builder Stephen McSwain of McSwain Guitars. The series offers two distinct models; the Gasoline 1 (pictured) and the Motor Oil 1, and both are available in retailers worldwide.

Based on vintage gasoline and oil cans, each guitar has its own unique design featuring aged hardware, custom graphics and a distressed black satin finish. The Gasoline 1features a three piece, set-in neck while the Motor Oil 1 features a bolt-on neck.
Specifications for both models include:
Basswood body
Canadian hard rock maple neck
24.75" scale
Rosewood fingerboard
Classic Rocker-II Pickups (H/H)
T.O.M. Bridge w/string-thru body
Graphtech Nubone nut
McSwain has been quietly building a reputation for himself in the guitar community, as a builder of what he calls “functional art”.  What started many years ago with a motor carving tool, some Exacto knives and some artistic and musical aptitude has flourished into a business of building exquisite guitars.  Although prices for a McSwain instrument start at $5000, his craftsmanship attracts the attention of customers such as Steve Vai, Slash, Jerry Cantrell, Korn, Tommy Lee and Vernon Reid.  
Cort’s advanced manufacturing capability allows them to produce the hand crafted designs of McSwain at more affordable prices all the while, maintaining the authenticity and detail of the originals. 
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MSRP $599.00 USD Gasoline 1
MSRP $539.00 USD Motor Oil 1
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