Cort Guitars Ignites Fire with New Fuel Series

Northbrook, IL  June 2011 – Cort Guitars 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 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
About Cort Guitars
For over 50 years, Cort has built the finest guitars and basses, representing quality and value that is unparalleled in our industry.  Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by utilizing cutting edge designs, hand selected materials and state of the art technology.  Each Cort employee approaches his or her job with a sense of pride allowing us to work as one extended family working towards one common goal: to endeavor to bring customers the finest quality instruments possible.

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