Description The Cort Gold premium Grand Auditorium was designed with a total focus on sound. This is the very best acoustic guitar that Cort has ever built. You will hear the difference with your first strum. That great tone you hear is a culmination of many meticulous details and superior craftsmanship. The hallmark of Cort's Gold series is the Aged to Vintage (ATV) treatment that allows the Grade A+ solid Sitka spruce top to cure and open up more over time. ATV acts as a torrefaction process, giving the Gold-A8 a big, open tone that's bright, yet natural with a strong and warm midrange that's reinforced by the solid Pau Ferro back and sides.