Cort Introduces Arena 1 Matthias Jabs Signature Guitar

October 18th, 2012

Cort Guitars has announced the second signature guitar from Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs — the Arena 1. The guitar features Scorpu pickups, which were designed by Jabs and made to his exact humbucker/single coil/humbucker specs.

The Arena 1 is the second guitar in the Matthias Jabs Signature series. The first, which came out last year, offered a single pickup and a single control setup called the Garage. The Arena 1 goes to the other extreme.

“The idea was to provide guitars to musicians of all levels … an instrument that could grow with them from their first garage band to their latest arena tour,” Jabs says.

Features include a Full Force Switch and Easy Grip Tone Pot. The switch provides a direct-out option that lets you bypass the electronics of the guitar and send the signal directly to an amplifier or preamp. The Easy Grip Tone Pot offers a single coil push/pull option on both humbucker pickups for maximum tone flexibility.

Specifications include:

• Bolt-on Neck Construction
• Solid Swamp Ash Body
• Maple Neck
• Rosewood Fretboard – 15 3/4″ Radius (400 mm)
• 24 Frets – (2.7 mm)
• 25 1/2″ scale – (648 mm)
• White Dot Inlay
• Die Cast Tuners
• Floyd Rose Special Tremolo Bridge
• Scorpu Pickups designed by Matthias Jabs (H/S/H)
• Electronics: Two volume, one push / pull tone, one mini toggle, one 5 way switch
• Chrome Hardware
• D’Addario EXL 120 strings
• Matthias Jabs Custom Gig Bag
• Colors: Black and Candy Apple Red

MSRP: $949

For more information, visit cortguitars.com.