I'm a keyboard player, and I only dabble with the bass guitar for fun.
A while back I picked up this bass for 700 ZAR, which if you do the conversion, is not a lot of money. It's marked as a Cort, with "Artisan" written between the tuning pegs at the headstock, and "Custom" on an inlay in one of the frets near the body. The neck is not a thru-neck and is screwed on.
What bothers me is that whilst searching for such a bass on the internet to see what I had bought, all the Artisan 6 string basses have 5 or six tone control knobs, whereas this one has only 4. Also, the Artisan basses online all have these "stripes" down the body, which this one does not have.
So, does anyone have any information about this bass? Is it authentic or is it a replica? Do these differences have anything to do with the fact that it's a "Custom" bass?