A unique body shape developed exclusively by Cort, the NDX Series guitars feature a 100*125mm full-size body for a big sound, Fishman electronics for superb amplification, and a sharp Florentine cutaway for a modern look as well as easy access to the highest frets.
The Baritone is the latest addition to Cort’s NDX Series, and has a slightly elongated scale length of 27’’, making it easier to play and stay in tune in the lower B tuning. With excellent sonic balance and unique design elements, the NDX Baritone provides an unique playing experience for guitarists of various styles.
Like other models in the NDX Series, the Baritone is a deep Florentine cutaway that allows unfettered access to the highest frets. It has a special deep body shape with exceptional depth (up to 125mm) and width (lower bout of 412.5mm, upper bout of 292mm), providing a big, deep and lush soundscape. The rich tone further resonates with Cort’s advanced scallop x-bracing, as well as the high-quality materials used.
The NDX Baritone’s solid Sitka spruce top has superior strength and flexibility, allowing the tone to resonate freely. A beautifully balanced sound is achieved with a low-end that’s deep and tight, complemented by a warm, rich midrange and a brilliant and clear high-end. The mahogany back and sides, a standard for premium acoustics for many decades, further expand the bright, natural tone.
The NDX Baritone’s ivory-bound body is finished in Natural Satin, NDX Series guitars also feature a double abalone rosette for a modern take on a classic design. The rosewood fingerboard has a unique, ring-type design inlay that’s exclusive to this series. Grover tuners with black buttons provide a bold accent on the headstock. The NDX Baritone comes with D’Addario EXP23 Coated Phosphor Bronze Baritone Acoustic Guitar Strings (B-E-A-D-F#-B).
Players can share the NDX Baritone’s rich tone with large audiences by using the built-in Fishman Presys Blend EQ with Sonicore pickups. This onboard preamp includes a microphone that can be blended in with the under-saddle pickup for a wider range of sounds. A notch filter control is also included to eliminate feedback. The small-footprint Blend also has a built-in tuner with LED display, a Phase switch, and a unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access.
Starting on 2 January 2017, you will receive a certificate of origin from us with every purchase to document the fact that the palisander or bubinga wood used in your instrument comes from legal
harvesting and trade.
Please take notice that the German customs authorities need up to 14 business-days to prepare all necessary export documents for us. This will delay the total shipping time.
The reason is the following:
At the World Wildlife Conference in Johannesburg in September 2016, all palisander and bubinga species were added to the so-called CITES Appendix II. The inclusion in CITES II means that starting on
2 January 2017 trade with these wood species will not be prohibited entirely but will be subject to restrictions. This will involve a lot of additional bookkeeping for producers, wholesalers,
retailers, and guitar makers, but not for you.
What do the new trade restrictions mean for musicians and owners of instruments?
No additional verification documents are necessary for ownership as such.
Travel inside the EU:
No special precautions are necessary for travel inside the EU.
Travel to non-EU countries:
Instruments made of the wood species in question may be taken to non-EU countries without verification documents as long as the weight of the wood protected by CITES II in all musical instruments
together is less than 10 KG. The weight of transport containers and accessories is not included.
A verification document is recommended for resale. As a rule, this is the commercial invoice (which you receive from us) or a certificate confirming that the instrument was made using legal CITES II
wood. If you do not have such documentation, the customs officials or the competent regional authorities may confiscate the products if they are being offered for private sale. If you have kept your
invoices for instruments purchased before 2 January 2017 or can provide other clear evidence (e.g., inventory in your tax return, import documents...) that the instruments were purchased before 2
January 2017, you should keep these documents in a safe place and leave a copy with the instruments. No further measures are necessary for the time being.