Cort Guitars Introduces the B5 Plus AS Bass

The major upgrade for this year is the inclusion of the new Markbass MB-1 EQ to complement the pair of Bartolini MK-1 pickups.

Cincinnati, OH (April 5, 2016) -- Cort Guitars announces their updated version of the B5 Plus AS bass guitar. This upgraded model is a part of Cort Guitars’ Artisan Series and now features the Markbass MB-1EQ. The new bass is now available worldwide through authorized dealers and distributors.

The B5 Plus AS bass features a swamp ash body with an open pore, natural finish with a 34” 5 piece wenge and rosewood neck complete with a rosewood fretboard and matching headstock. The major upgrade for this year is the inclusion of the new Markbass MB-1 EQ to complement the pair of Bartolini MK-1 pickups. This model is complete with Hipshot Ultralight tuners and black hardware. The B5 is also available in four string and left handed models.

For over 50 years, Cort has built the finest guitars and basses, representing quality and value that is unparalleled in our industry. Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by utilizing cutting edge designs, hand selected materials and state of the art technology. Each Cort employee approaches his or her job with a sense of pride allowing us to work as one extended family working towards one common goal: to endeavor to bring customers the finest quality instruments possible.

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