Well, a few days ago I got meself a $200 dollar NEW Cort G250. Here are the specs:
It's an Indo model, but it's very well made (besides the fact that the trem arm is loose, I'm hoping to get that fixed soon). Out of all the guitars in the store, this guitar had the best bang for buck/quality ratio.
The Mighty Mite pickups are simply awesome, especially in the neck position. The neck is very warm and if I completely roll down the tone knob I can get a pretty convincing jazz tone. The mid position is very useful, 'cause since it's between the middle of the neck and bridge pups it's a nice mix of smooth and bright tones. The bridge, ahh, is pretty hot. In full 'bucker mode it can surely rip. Tapped it can nail some pretty nice country twangs (though I adjusted the EQ on my amp a bit). I'll post some clips once I get a cable to record direct from my amp to my computer.
The neck is very nice. The satin finish sure makes it easy to shred on. And the abalone offset dot inlays on the rosewood fretboard are a nice touch.
But, my favourite part of the guitar is the bridge. Sure, if you go bonkers with you're smack bang out of tune (which is why I'm looking to get myself some locking Gotoh's in the future), but for subtle dives and flutters it owns IMHO. I'm going to recess it so I can get it to perform to its full potential.
I'll get some pics up soon, since my dad left the digicam at his office. I couldn't be any happier with the guitar, and wholeheartedly suggest a Cort to anyone.