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Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

Cort has announced a line of 20th Anniversary editions of their Artisan basses, including the Artisan A-Custom 20th and the Artisan B 20th. Each of the models are limited edition and come in four and five-string versions with a 20th Anniversary logo on the electronics cover plate.

Cort Artisan A-Custom 20th 5-string Bass

The Cort Artisan A-Custom 20th bass features neck-thru construction centered around a 9-piece laminate neck made of bubinga, maple, and African wenge topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard. The body wings and top are bird’s eye maple.

Electronics on the bass include a pair of Bartolini Custom MK4CBC pickups matched with a HR5.4AP active/passive preamp that has a 3-band EQ and mid-frequency switch. The bass is rounded out with gold Hipshot Ultralight tuners and a Hipshot TransTone bridge.

Cort Artisan A-Custom 20th Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Neck-thru
  • Body: Bird’s Eye Maple
  • Neck: 9-piece Bubinga, Maple, and African Wenge
  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Frets: 24 / Large (2.7mm)
  • Scale: 34″ (864mm)
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
  • Pickups: Bartolini Custom MK4CBC
  • Electronics: Bartolini HR5.4AP
  • Hardware: Gold

The Artisan B 20th is built with a swamp ash body and a bolt-on, five-piece African wenge and rosewood neck. The fingerboard is also African wenge. Both the B4 and B5 20th models are fitted with Bartolini MK-1 pickups and a preamp featuring volume, blend, bass, mid, and treble controls as well as an EQ on/off switch.

Cort Artisan B4 20th 4-string Bass - black

Cort Artisan B 20th Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Bolt-On / 34″
  • Body: Swamp Ash Body
  • Neck: 5-piece African Wenge & Rosewood
  • Fretboard: African Wenge
  • Frets: 24 / Large (2.7mm)
  • Scale: 34″ (864mm)
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
  • Pickups: Bartolini MK-1
  • Electronics: Bartolini MK-1 EQ
  • Hardware: Black

The Artisan B4 20th and B5 20th basses carry MSRPs of $799 and $850, respectively. Pricing for the Artisan A-Custom 20th has not been announced. For more info, check out the Cort website.