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Cort to Launch Exclusive 20th Anniversary Models at Frankfurt

Cort to Launch Exclusive 20th Anniversary Models at Frankfurt -

Stars of the many new Cort models making their debut at this year's Frankfurt Musikmesse will be special edition Cort 20th Anniversary EARTH series acoustics and Artisan bass guitars. Both series will only be available in limited quantities, built from the finest materials.

The Cort EARTH-LE2 MD is a dreadnought body made of solid Madagascar rosewood for the back and sides with a master grade solid sitka spruce top.  The three piece neck is made of mahogany and rosewood with flamed maple binding and an Indian rosewood fingerboard. Hardware includes gold Gotoh tuners and Graphtech TUSQ nut and saddle.  The guitar is finished with highly detailed abalone inlay around the rosette, body binding, headstock, fingerboard, and is strung with Cleartone strings. EARTH-LE2 MD is provided with Cort Deluxe Hardcase.

The EARTH 20th is also a dreadnought body but made of Australian blackwood back and sides with a solidsitkaspruce top.  The rosewood fingerboard is complimented by tortoise shell body binding and rosette.  The Earth 20th is completed with Graphtech Nubone XB nut and saddle along with Cleartone strings.

For bassists, theArtisan A Custom 20th is available in four and five strings models (A4 and A5 respectively) and has a bird's eye maple top and back body.  The 34" scale, nine piece neck is a thru body design made of bubinga, maple and African wenge for aesthetics, durability and tone, topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard.  The electronics consist of Bartolini Custom MK4CBC pickups and HR5.4AP preamp featuring a master volume (active/passive), a blend control, a three band EQ and mid frequency switch.  The gold Hipshot Ultralight tuners and Hipshot TransTone bridge allow for tuning stability and accuracy under any kind of playing conditions. A-Custom 20th is provided with Cort Deluxe Hardcase.

The Artisan B 20th is also available in four and five strings models (B4 and B5 respectively) with a swamp ash body. The B 20th is available in a black & white grain gloss & natural grain gloss and is built with five piece, bolt on necks made of 5pc African wenge and rosewood with African wenge fingerboards.  All B Series models come with Bartolini MK-1 pickups and preamp featuring a master volume, a blend control, a three band EQ and an EQ on/off switch.  The B Series models are completed with black Hipshot Ultralight tuners.

Cort guitars and basses are distributed exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Proel International Ltd.

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