X500 is born again with a modern aesthetic and feature upgrades to become the new darker and aggressive X500 Menace, making it highly suitable for metal and extreme music guitarists. While maintaining the neck-thru-body construction for exceptional sustain and high frets access, the X500 Menace now features a more popular maple top on mahogany body combination, reverse headstock, 7-piece Maple / Purple Heart / Panga Panga neck and compound radius fingerboard, FloydRose® 1000 Series tremolo, and Seymour Duncan® Sentient & Nazgul Humbucker set for superb playability, sound quality, and that menacing presence the guitarists for extreme genre seek.
Mahogany Body Wing with Maple Top
The Maple top on Mahogany body is a classic wood combination that simply cannot be beat: thick, cutting, warm, rich, full and sweet. Combined with the neck-thru construction, the sustain and tone transfer is limitless.
Neck-Thru Body Construction
When it comes to sustain and focused midrange punch and cut, no other neck-body joint method beats neck-thru-body construction. Rock-solid stable and super sleek, it is built for speed across the entire range of the fingerboard.
Seymour Duncan Sentient & Nazgûl Humbucker Set
Take your guitar to the center of the earth with the Nazgûl and Sentient high output passive humbucker pickups. The Nazgûl combines a large ceramic magnet with custom winding specs resulting in a perfect blend of note articulation, saturation, pick attack, and one of the most brutal “chugs” you’ll ever hear from a humbucker. The Sentient neck delivers a balanced, versatile tone with pristine cleans and fluid leads under high gain.
1 Volume & 1 Tone
3 Way Pickup Selector
Sometimes simplicity is all that a player needs to get the musical point across. One volume pot and one tone pot with 3-pickup selector keeps it clean and simple and allows the player to focus on the music.
FloydRose 1000 Series Tremolo
Nothing stays in tune quite like a FloydRose® tremolo system. Whether you are dive-bombing, doing extreme harmonic squeal pullups or subtle chordal coloration, the Floyd will give you the confidence to express your musical ideas without any tuning worries.
There are many types of woods that are used for fingerboard but no other compares to the jet-black beauty and slick smoothness of Ebony.
7pcs Maple / Purple Heart / Panga Panga Neck
The 7-piece Maple, Purple Heart and Panga Panga neck provides rock-solid stability and smooth surface for high-speed riffing and soloing with unfettered access to the highest frets for superb playability.
Compound Radius Fingerboard (12-15.75”)
A deluxe feature for players who like to transition from easy chording on the low register to high-speed soloing and enhanced string-bending on the upper register, the compound radius facilitates easier playability so you can focus on your playing.
Exclusive for the X500 Menace, the reverse headstock presents an unconventional and meaner look over the original design.
'Next Gen' Cort Logo
The modern and sleek design of the ‘Next Gen’ Cort logo was developed and applied to perfectly complement the aggressive styling of the X and KX Series.
- CONSTRUCTION Neck-Thru
- BODY Mahogany
- NUT WIDTH 1 11/16" (43㎜)
- TOP Solid Maple
- NECK 7pcs Maple, Purple heart & Panga Panga
- FRETBOARD Ebony
- Radius: Compound Radius(12"-15.75")
- FRETS 24
- SCALE 25.5" (648㎜)
- TUNERS Die-Cast
- BRIDGE FloydRose® 1000 Series Tremolo
- PICKUPS Seymour Duncan® Sentient & Nazgûl
- ELECTRONICS 1 Volume & 1 Tone, 3 Way Switch
- HARDWARE Black
- STRINGS D'Addario® EXL120