Cort Announces the Artisan Series A5 Beyond Bass Guitar

Cort Artisan A5 Beyond Bass

Cort has expanded their Artisan Series of basses once again with a new model. The Artisan A5 Beyond is described as the realization of a bold vision for modern bass concepts.

“The Artisan A5 Beyond is designed with the modern specs from Cort’s best-selling A5 Plus SCMS model, including the single-cutaway body and multi-scale, ranging from 35.5 inches on the bass strings to a shorter 34 inches on the treble strings,” they write. “Cort has taken the tonewood selection a step beyond with the newly added Bubinga top, providing excellent articulation and deep sustain. At all angles, and with each detail, the Artisan A5 Beyond is a state-of-the-art bass for the most discriminating musician.”

Cort fits the bass with Bartolini MK-1 pickups and a matching preamp with a three-band EQ and active/passive switch. Other features include neck-through construction, a five-piece maple and panga panga neck, Hipshot machine heads, and an individual hardtail bridge.

The Cort Artisan A5 Beyond bass will be available soon with an MSRP of $1,699.

Cort Artisan A5 Beyond Bass Specs:

Neck:5pcs Maple & Panga Panga
Fretboard:Panga Panga
Radius:15.75″ (400?)
Scale:35.5″-34″ Multi-Scale
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge:Single Hardtail
Pickups:Bartolini MK-1 Pickup Set
Electronics:Bartolini MK-1 Electronics
Strings:D'Addario EXL170-5SL

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  1. sydsurfman

    i have a Cort Artisan custom special A4 (1 of 5 early releases 2017) An excellent instrument,tremendous build quality,heartily recommended! i await a try on this 5 string A5 with interest……..

  2. Skouros

    A general question: Would you buy a bass guitar without playing it at least once?

    • Yes. Most of the good ones ($500+) are really consistent in their quality, and final setup (that was going to be done anyway) solves nearly any minor issue with action or intonation. If it’s a make you’re totally new to, find a demo vid, and if it sounds good to you, buy it.