Back again with another real and honest guitar review! This time I’ll be providing some information about Cort AD810 acoustic guitar. This model is probably the best selling acoustic guitar in Turkey.
What you get for the price is unbelievable! By the way, you might have bumped into Cort AD810 OP version, “OP” means “Open Pore” and think this as a guitar without a thick finish! Personally, I really like the sound better than varnished ones.
I remember we would sell dozens of AD810s in a month only. According to constant tests applied to each guitar, this model is a beast for the price you pay. Most of them are ready to play out of the box, without adjustment. It is true because I am able to remember the faults that we encountered during the tests. Only a couple of AD810s were faulty due to the fretboard and the neck had been working against each other so they cracked the finish over the position markers.
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Please first watch a comparison video which we made with a Cort AD810 and Ibanez V50NJP. I am actually the one who plays the lead in the video 🙂 What you hear is recorded with Rode VideoMic Stereo Pro.
Most people have commented on this video as they liked the Cort model better in lead playing (or let’s say single line playing) and liked the Ibanez model in rhythm playing.
As you can see in the video, my colleague and I had the chance to play with both in the same musical scenario. I must say I felt much more comfortable with AD810. Ibanez VC50 felt like a more rough guitar than the Cort model. In the end, it all comes up to one’s preferences.
However, if you want to get started playing the thing without spending too much money, just go for it!
Below you will have another video of this guitar played by Selçuk Uzunhasanoğlu in MyDukkan studios.
This is probably one of the oldest acoustic guitar models of Cort brand. As Cort also supports my idea with their introduction on their official website, it’s aimed to be the best starting model and the best value for money instrument. If you are considering learning to play the acoustic guitar, you can not go wrong with this one!
It comes with a spruce top which has been a very popular top wood for acoustic guitars recently. It has both balance and strength plus produces quite versatile guitar tones that can be used in many genres without hesitation.
As you can see, one of the best tonewood, mahogany used in back and sides on this guitar which results in bright but also strong and warm midrange tones. This wood is an industry-standard for back and sides for decades!
“What type of factory strings do these come with?” is one of the most asked questions in any discussion about the guitars. Cort AD810 comes with coated D’addario EXP 80/20 bronze light set and ready to rock out of the box!
As it can be seen in the image, the bridge has an exclusive scoop which enhances sustain with an improved string angle from the saddle to the body. This also reduces overall tension thus less finger fatigue and improved playability for acoustic players.
And finally, Cort AD810 has a quite unique neck joint called a “Dovetail” joint. This enables all the vibrations and resonance transfer through the body without a degradation in the guitar’s tone.
|Construction||Dovetail Neck Joint|
|Back & Sides||Mahogany Back & Sides|
|Fretboard||Rosewood or Merbau*|
|Bridge||Rosewood or Merbau|
|Strings||D’addario EXP 80/20 (Now called EXP36)|
By the way, I have recently published “25 Best Selling Acoustic Guitars For Beginners and Intermediate Players” review which also includes Cort AD810 OP as well. I highly suggest you check out my review before you decide 🙂
I guarantee you will be quite satisfied with this guitar as the numbers do not tell lies 🙂 Hope it’s been helpful and honest enough for you to choose your very first acoustic guitar! Please don’t be a stranger and post your comments below, I’m always up for helping and assisting with your questions!
Thanks for your time!