Cort Expands GB Series with the GB54P Bass

The GB54P has vintage-style features including an alder body, VTB-P pickup, and 9.45” fretboard radius.

Seoul, South Korea (October 25, 2018) -- Whether a teacher wants to impart the fundamentals to a student or a gigging musician wants to add a workhorse, the new GB54P electric bass guitar from Cort delivers classic tone with high-quality materials, all at a superb value. Like other models in Cort’s GB Series, this homage to the classic P-style bass is an excellent choice for players who lean towards a more traditional look and feel but appreciate modern appointments and features that improve the overall performance of the instrument.

The vintage features of the GB54P begin with the alder body, one of the ideal tone woods for bass guitar. Used by many guitar makers since the 1950s, alder provides a perfectly balanced tone with a slight boost on the high midrange. The high-mids are further supported by the jatoba fingerboard, which has strong volume projection and is a very dense, stiff wood for good playability. The vintage-style 9.45” fretboard radius on the 20-fret hard maple neck (34’’ scale) is a classic feature that’s ideal for both single-note playing or for chording. The 1.625” nut width provides easy fingering and tapers smoothly up the range of the fingerboard. These playability features are supported by Cort’s new ergonomic neck joint, which increases comfort while reducing tendon stress and awkward wrist and finger positions. Players can easily reach the highest notes with confidence, whether they’re a beginner or an experienced soloist.

The GB54P’s vintage-style VTB-P pickup produces the timeless P-style bass sound that launched a musical revolution. The resulting tone is warm and punchy, but also has the growl to suit almost any musical style. The pickup corresponds to a no-frills vintage-style bridge with ¾-inch string spacing.

The controls of the GB54P are simple, with one volume pot and one tone pot with output jack, allowing the player to focus on the music. Along with die-cast tuners, the chrome hardware on either a 2-Tone Sunburst or Sea Foam Pearl Green finish completes the look.

Retail $379.00 USD

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