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Cort Strat from when?

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  1. mimoser67

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    Hi,
    any ideas regarding this cort logo, time of production and possibly quality of attached guitar?
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    seems to me rather old, 80ieish?
    many thx in advance
    Michael
     
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    More pics of the whole guitar would help, but I’d risk to call early 90s.

    Cort made parts for Fender/Squier back then and that string tree looks like the ones from that time.

    The logo and the string tree remind of the Squier Series Strats made in Mexico and Brazil in ‘93-‘95
     
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    Wow, I didn’t know that Squiers were made in Brazil. I learn something new on this forum all the time.
     
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    My first guitar was a Cort. Purchased in new in December 1983. It was an ugly star shaped thing. It was stolen from a friend's apartment in the summer of '88. I don't miss it one bit.
     
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    It was called Southern Cross Series, made between 92-95 via licensing deal so Fender themselves didn't have a facility in Brazil.

    And before you ask, no none of them featured Brazilian rosewood. They were all made with Ceder bodies and maple necks. Came in black, metallic blue and red.
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    That’s right. They were kinda like the first Mexican “Squier Series” Fenders (they had the Fender logo).

    I own one.
     

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    Cort has made most of the Squiers over the years, so buy the Cort you are looking at considering a used Squier price.

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    All kinds of Cort info out there and this thread has beenn8nformative.
    More pics of the OPs guitar would help identify it.
     
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    picked it up today for EUR 40,—
    looks like a perfectly normal strat with maple fretboard:
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    logo reads "cort by westheimer"
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    the chrome plate holding the headstock even has a serial number (9103552) and below that a black hexnut I do not yet understand:
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    any comments regarding time of manufacture and especially the purpose of the hexnut will be highly appreciated
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    found a shop sticker at the rear of the headstock, which suggests it predates a telephone number restructuring around 1980, becoming more and more curious regarding date of manufacture …
    ;-)
    Michael
     
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