My first guitar was a Cort. I don't wish I still had it, but it was probably about the worst that they made. At the time, there were Cort branded guitars from junk to higher spec, and after selling off the plastic fingerboard effector that i started with, I never really looked that hard at anything with the cort brand on because despite the fact that there are TONS of cort-made guitars in the US, there aren't that many that actually say Cort on the peghead. I was looking around yesterday and saw a decent looking Cort M520 at a GC location for $170 and thought about having it shipped, and google and all of the other magic selling algorithms immediately started showing me others. Long story short, some of the options look interesting. There's an LP faded style guitar (CL 150) for about $295 new, and a PRS-ish/Ibanez SZ type M600 with a tone-pros bridge and graph tech nut that someone was selling cut price new ($439). I bought the latter (the M600) and am waiting for it. It looks like a pattern that I might not mind copying scale and proportion-wise into a neck through arch top double cut. If you have one (a Cort) that you like, feel free to share.