Cort Guitars Brings Back Curbow Series of Basses

Cort Guitars has announced the Curbow Series of basses for 2012, including the Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51 and Curbow 52. The basses feature sturdy bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system.

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

For more about Cort and the Curbow Series, visit cortguitars.com.

Specifications for the Curbow Series:

Curbow 41

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

Curbow 42

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

Curbow 51

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

Curbow 52

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

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.