They feature sturdy bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies, and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system.

Northbrook, IL (February 29, 2012) - Cort Guitars has announced the Curbow Series for 2012, including the 4-string Curbow 41 and Curbow 42, and the 5-string Curbow 51 and Curbow 52. They feature sturdy bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies, and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system.

The Curbow Series basses were developed in collaboration with legendary bass builder Greg Curbow and feature the iconic Curbow designed headstock. The 2012 series basses are available in single and dual-pickup models.

Specifications for the Curbow Series are as follows:

Curbow 41 & 51

  • Soft maple body
  • Three-piece Canadian hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Die cast tuners
  • EB10 bridge
  • Single Bartolini Active MK1-4 (41) or MK2-5 (51) pickup and Bartolini MK-2 EQ with slap-switch system
  • Platinum hardware
  • D’Addario strings
  • Available in black and brown burst
  • MSRP $650 (41) or $695 USD (51)

Curbow 42 & 52

  • Soft maple body
  • Three-piece Canadian hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Die cast tuners
  • EB10 bridge
  • Two Bartolini MK1-4 (42) or MK1-5 (52) pickups and Bartolini MK-1 EQ
  • Platinum hardware
  • D’Addario strings
  • Available in black and brown burst
  • MSRP $689 (42) or $729 (52)

For more information:
Cort Guitars

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