CORT MATT GUITAR MURPHY (MGM-1)

  • Cort MGM-1

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Matt "Guitar" Murphy of Blues Brothers fame helped design the Cort MGM-1 model. Matt "Guitar" Murphy has been a legend in the Blues community since his early days with James Cotton right up to his pivotal role as a member of the Blues Brothers Band. Matt worked with Cort on this dual humbucker signature model - which has a hint of PRS in the body shape

Specifications (22)

Body

Body materialagathis body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body top materialquilted maple body top

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsamber finish, purple finish
Finish effectsgloss finish, transparent finish
Made inKorea
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelMighty Mite pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Prices (10)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1986$300.00excellentRayHow much iy this Cort,MGM,Matt,Guitar"Murphy serial Number MGM-2821 Made in Korea
2010$1000.00excellent
2010$1000excellent
2013$600good
2013$600good
1998€550new
2017$100excellent
2017$100excellent
19995000 ATS new
2017$450excellent

Reviews (1)

CORT MATT GUITAR MURPHY (MGM-1) reviewed by pbrening

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Just thought I'd let you know... I've owned a MGM for over 15 years... and it's been a great little guitar. After all these years, having kept great care of it... it still plays true and easy. the neck/frets... still play like butter. easy, smooth. I have had absolutely no problems... I play with a volume pedal and leave the knobs wide open. is it a strat? no... is it an LP... no... but that's ok... it's kind of a hybrid of sorts. seriously, every friend of mine that has ever played it, always says WOW. They can't believe it... it's like... so easy (short scale) to sit and play all night with this thing. Right now I'm playing through a Vox AC15... and it does the job for any style. the coil-tap is good... resembles single coil.. in the fact that you have to volume up to equal the sound levels of the humbuckers. pretty normal. low noise... I, in all these years have never regretted getting this little gem... btw... I traded a Jackson with a bad neck and only paid $300 for it... 15 years ago. great steal for me. go for it... although I think this one is a bit over priced... try to get one under 4 bills. at least. enjoy... you'll not regret it. pb

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