The Cort Artisan Series B4 Plus AS RM combines four tonewoods with a lightweight swamp ash body. The open-pore finished swamp ash has an appealing grain pattern that complements the 5-piece Panga- Panga and walnut wood neck that helps to produce a tight and defined mid-range.
The B4 Plus has a 24-fret, 34-inch scale neck with a roasted maple fingerboard treated in a high-temperature oxygen-free oven. This stabilizes the wood for a bigger, bolder tone while also developing a golden-brown, vintage look.
The bass guitar’s tone relies on a pair of Bartolini MK-1 pickups—they will provide plenty of punch with a warm mid-range and transparent high frequencies. On-board electronics include the Markbass MB-1 EQ for a natural and transparent boost without killing the organic resonance of the instrument. The double cut-away design provides access to the upper frets and Hipshot Ultralite Tuners are included.
The Cort B4 Plus AS RM sells for $749.99 MSRP and is available in Open Pore Aqua Blue, Open Pore Trans Black, and Open Pore Burgundy Red (pictured) with black hardware and matching headstocks. Five-string models are also available.