Forum Regulars will remember that a couple of months ago, I was the lucky winner of the Cort G-250 guitar on this forum. When I was told that I had won, I promised Richard that I'd review the guitar for the forum, so here goes.....
My first impression when the guitar came out of the box was "Wow!!!". I couldn't believe the quality of the guitar for the price. I would have expected a guitar selling at £229 to have had many corners cut during production, but the overall quality of the instrument was extremely high.
The hardware is all in a "brushed chrome" finish, which not only looks the part, but feels it as well. The roller nut just makes the tuning of the guitar unbelievable stable. Add to that the Wilkinson trem, and you have a guitar that looks and feels like it should have cost 2 or 3 times as much.
OK, so what does it sound like? Instead of waffling on for hours, I'll tell you a short story that I hope will sum it up for you. Before the Cort arrived, my main guitar was an Ibanez RG-270. Alongside this, I used another couple of Ibanez electrics, and an Ibanez acoustic. That all changed on the night the Cort arrived. I can honestly say that during the gig I played that night, the Ibanez guitars didn't get a look-in. The range of sounds available from the Cort completely removed the need to change guitars between songs, and the stability of the tuning meant that I didn't have to tune it through the 2 1/2 hour gig.
That said, I do have one minor criticism of the guitar. On one song in our set, I need to get a lot of feedback. The Ibanez seems to sing beautifully on the feedback tones I want, but the Cort doesn't want to go there. Still, if you want a guitar that'll feed back like an Ibanez, buy an Ibanez!
In summary, if you're looking for a top quality guitar on a budget, the G-250 is all you need to think about.
(These are my own views, not necessarily those of Regent Guitars or Cort. The value of shares can go down as well as up, but mostly down. Your home is at risk of you light a bonfire in the living room.)