Cort B5 Plus AS review

A boutique-style five-string bass at a bargainous price

Cort B5 Plus AS
(Image: © Cort)

Guitar World Verdict

A flexible bass that looks like it might cost many times its price.


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    Handsome design; great fit-and-finish; nice spectrum of usable tones


  • -

    Narrow spacing not for all

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Cort is one of the largest musical instrument manufacturers in the world, yet its instruments don’t enjoy the same wide distribution and popularity as many better-known brands. What gives?

The answer lies in Cort’s primary role in one of the industry’s most poorly kept “secrets”: the Cort factory in South Korea (and more recently, Indonesia and China) manufactures instruments for many big-time American and European brands, helping builders to flesh out their product line with low-cost import models.

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