As you may know, Cort is the largest guitar manufacturer in the world. They manufacture Ibanez guitars among others. They tend to put nicer features on Cort branded guitars at a similar price point to ones made for others.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $230.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bassplace via ebay
Cort Artisan C5 made in Korea. Basswood body maple and rosewood neck. Mightymite pickups with Active Bass control. It also features the Warwick style Fortress bridge.
I've owned many a 5 string including Yamaha, Spector, Ibanez and Carvin. Believe it or not, this Cort is comparable to some of the higher end basses out there. The body style is similar to a Dean with a slightly wider and beefier neck than an Ibanez. Plays like butter. The B is a little floppy, but that's expected with a 34" scale.
People can't believe the tone. I play in a cover band and it's good for the variety of material we play.
It's a Cort so I know it's well built.