Cory Churko has enjoyed a multi-faceted in the music industry for over 30 years. His time working with Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire and talents as an award winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, mix engineer and digital editor are only some of the reasons why he is one of the most sought after and valued people in the entertainment industry. Cory’s behind the scenes credits are equally as impressive. As a mix engineer and programmer, he has worked side by side with such music production giants as Mutt Lange, Mike Shipley, Nigel Green, Ron Fair, Rob Cavallo, Mathew Wilder, John Fields and Ron Aniello.
The Cory Churko Signature Model is based on our Award-Winning Heritage Hollow Guitar, tweaked to perfectly fit Cory’s playing style and chosen aesthetic. This guitar is a true hollow body electric Guitar, but features a hand selected solid carved Bird’s Eye Maple Top and solid Mahogany back. There is no center block aside from a small support block placed directly under the bridge, which keeps this guitar on the lighter side, while just a single F-Hole moves this guitar into the rock n roll realm. Tonally, this modern twist on our classic design, coupled with a pair of Seymour Duncan ’59 Humbuckers, creates a range of unique warm, crisp tones, but with plenty of room for gain. The addition of a momentary kill-button, is a touch all Cory’s own and something he uses throughout his work. This guitar features all nickel hardware including Bigsby USA B5 Tailpiece, ebony fingerboard, staggered dot Mother of Pearl fret inlays with a Custom Cory Churko inlay at the 12th fret and 3 stripe body white body binding.
|Top: Solid, Carved AAA Grade Birds Eye Maple||Nut: 1 11/16” TUSQ XL Nut|
|Body: Mahogany body||Inlays: Mother of Pearl offset dot fret markers with Custom 12th fret inlay|
|Neck: Solid Mahogany, C shaped||Pickups: Seymour Duncan SH 1-59 Set Humbucker|
|Scale: 24 3/4”||Electronics: Master Volume, Bridge Tone and Neck Tone controls, with momentary kill button. 3-way Toggle switch|
|Fingerboard: Ebony||Tailpiece & Bridge: Bigsby B5 Tailpiece and TonePros roller saddles|
|Radius: 14”||Tuners: Grover Sta-Tite 18:1 97-18 open geared tuners|
|Finish: Blue Burst||Hardware: Nickel|