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Cort AF505 OP Acoustic Guitar 40"
• Cort Easy Play Series
• Concert (Folk) body with 24.75″ Scale
• 42mm Nut
• Spruce top
• Mahogany Back & Sides
• Mahogany Neck
• Merbau Fingerboard
REE ORIGINAL Cort Padded Bag
Standard is Cort`s oldest line of acoustic guitars. It`s always been the mainstay of the catalog and the series against which all other steel-stringed Corts were measured. The latest Standard, the concert-shaped AF505 sets a new kind of standard, a standard for short-scaled Cort steel-stringers. It comes with a 24-3/4″ scale, 7/8-sized body, and lighter, thinner strings. All the changes were made to bring the joy of music to players who find full-sized acoustics too big and too hard to play. AF505 offers a non-cutaway concert body (mahogany back/sides, spruce top), a mahogany neck (14th fret dovetail joint, C profile), a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard (dot inlays, 1.65″ nut), rosewood bridge, die-cast tuners, and traditional X bracing.
Cut The Tension
We shortened the scale length on our EP guitars to lessen the tension on the strings. Then we swapped out the strings for lighter weight ones, and developed a custom action setup specific to our EP Guitars to get the strings closer to the frets. This combination of enhancements makes the strings easier to press down when making notes and chords and takes the pressure off of your hard-working fingertips so you can keep learning with less pain and less breaks.
Close the distance
Chords are the building blocks of music, and playing things correctly with the right fingering from the very beginning will set you up with a strong foundation. We shortened the scale length on our EP guitars from a traditional 25.5″ scale length to 24.75″. This minimal change makes all the difference for your hands. It reduces the distance between each fret just enough to help you better reach and master every chord from an A major to that dreaded F major barre.
EP guitars are all about comfort. We made the body shape and depth smaller than a typical acoustic, easier to hold, and we designed the neck profile for maximum comfort. But it’s not just about how it feels when you hold it. Size impacts sound as well. The smaller body size of an EP guitar produces a more even tone to help you learn notes and chords as you play.