Cort Guitars Release New Basses at NAMM 2021

NAMM 2021 - Believe in Music Week

Another great surprise at this year’s NAMM Show was all the new basses that came from Cort Guitars. We haven’t been really familiar with their basses but it all changed this year.

They released a number of great and exciting new basses for 2021. They also updated some of their older basses. We can’t wait to test these basses out in person. 

Cort Artisan A5 Beyond
Cort Artisan A5 Beyond
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The first model from Cort Guitars is going to be the new Artisan A5 Beyond Bass. This instrument carries over the specs from their best selling model, the A5 Plus SCM5. In our opinion, this bass will become their best selling bass, like the predecessor of this bass the A5 Plus. It is an instant classic for sure in their lineup. 

Specs 
  • Construction – Bolt On
  • Body – Mahagony
  • Top – Ash
  • Neck – 5 Piece Maple and Panga Panga
  • Fretboard – Roasted Maple
  • Frets – 24 
  • Scale – 34″
  • Tuners – Hipshot Ultralites
  • Bridge – MetalCraft M5
  • Pickups and Electronics – Barolini MK1 Set 
  • Hardware – Black   
Cort B5/B4 Element
Cort B5 Element
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The new B5/B4 Element basses are a new, revamped bass that combines Cort’s most popular models and specifications to create the “ultimate” bass. It takes its roasted maple 5 piece fretboard and Bartolini electronics/pickups from the Artisan B-class basses, creating a really appealing bass. 

It has an ergonomic mahogany body with a figured ash top. The B5/B4 basses come in 3 different color options – Trans Black, Burgundy Red, and Natural. And it comes in 5 strings (pictured above) and 4 string configurations. 

All these exciting new elements make this bass a go-to choice for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Specs 
  • Construction – Bolt-On
  • Body – Mahagony
  • Top – Ash
  • Neck – 5 Piece Maple and Panga Panga
  • Fretboard – Roasted Maple
  • Frets – 24 
  • Scale – 34″
  • Tuners – Hipshot Ultralites
  • Bridge – MetalCraft M5
  • Pickups and Electronics – Barolini MK1 Set 
  • Hardware – Black 
Cort C4/C5 OVMH
Cort C5
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The C5 bass is already well known and loved in the Cort community, so they decided to upgrade this bass for this year. It has that familiar rounded body shape that was only available on their premium models. The C4/C5 received a new MetalCraft M bridge for more stability. It also has a classic looking finishes that are now available for this model as well. Just like the previously mentioned Element bass, this instrument will come in 4 and 5 string configurations.

Specs
  • Construction – Bolt-On
  • Body – Maple-Mahagony
  • Top – Ovangkol
  • Neck – Canadian Hard Maple
  • Fretboard – Jatoba
  • Frets – 24 
  • Scale – 34″
  • Tuners – Die-Cast
  • Bridge – MetalCraft M5 
  • Pickups – Barolini MK1 
  • Electronics – Markbass MB-1
  • Hardware – Black
Cort GB24JJ
Cort GB24JJ
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The GB Series has been one of the most popular Cort models for over 20 years! This bass is admired because it caters to both professionals and beginners alike. The GB24JJ is their take on the classic J-Bass look but with all the features we like from Cort. This instrument is a true workhorse, you can use it on almost any style in any situations.

It has a really nice flame maple top and it comes in two finishes, 2 Tone Burst and Trans Black. Personally, I would go for the trans-black, the flame top just pops really nice in that color.

Specs
  • Construction – Bolt-On
  • Body – Poplar
  • Top – Flame Maple
  • Neck – Canadian Hard Maple
  • Fretboard – Jatoba
  • Frets – 20
  • Scale – 34″
  • Tuners – Open Gear
  • Bridge – Vintage
  • Pickups – Cort Powersound 
  • Hardware – Chrome

To take a closer look at these basses and to find out about pricing go to their website – https://www.cortguitars.com/

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