Since 1972 CORT has been producing guitars, since 1987 under its own name. Over the years instruments were developed in cooperation with various guitar builders and musicians that are amongst the best when it comes to quality and musicality. CORT produces the guitars in its own factories in South Korea, Indonesia and northern China and uses predominantly North American woods that have been carefully selected. All electronic components are made of well-known manufacturers. The high quality and excellent construction convinced a lot of established guitar brands to build complete series at CORT in order to sell it under their own brand name. Furthermore, guitar pickups for many American and Japanese guitar makers are produced at CORT.