Cortez Update

JCM800 2210

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Put a Seymour Duncan SH11 in the bridge.
Sounds fantastic! (The goofy string angle at the tailpiece is a camera illusion lol)
Also took pickguard off. Gets on the way of my hand for me.
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The Cortez brand name was established around 1960 by Jack Westheimer, a Chicago based importer and distributor. Westheimer first used the Cortez brand for a series of Japanese made good-quality Martin-style dreadnought acoustics. Most Cortez electric guitars were Strat and Les Paul copies, many made by Matsumoku. Also Cortez copies of the Gibson ES-175 were made. Cortez guitars were always made in Japan and the Cortez brand contimued until around 1986. There were also Cortez branded Italian made mandolins, but it is unclear whether these were made for Westheimer.

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What Roxy said. I had a Cortez Black Beauty copy, and while this was in the early days of playing, I remember it played nicely, and sounded decent stock. I think I traded it for a 1/4 lb of Thai sticks.....
 

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The set neck models are kinda rare and are great guitars.
Most of the ones you see are bolt on and that’s just weird on a LP even if it’s a copy lol.
 

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Yep I've seen a few floating around on Ebay and Reverb and they even make a double neck.
 

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