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Cort headless steinberger system information ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pulcho08, May 16, 2017.

  1. pulcho08


    May 8, 2017
    Hi I have a bass Cort Headless Steinberger System, it was an inheritance and I do not know much about it.
    I would like to know the year of manufacture and its origin, if it is posbile 1f60a.
    Photos attached.

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  2. skybss


    Dec 29, 2010
    I own one of these rarities. Mine seems to be older since it doesn't show that "performer series" legend and has lots of signs of wear. They are Korean made and were produced in late 80's and early 90's. Mine has no S/N.
    I used to have the name of this particular model, but somehow I can't find it now.

    I bought it because I like it a lot since the first time I saw this tiny buddy. Some years later, after it passed from hand to hand, finally it was available for me. When I saw it again, I was about to cry!!
    Layers of dust hiding its colors, strings were orange-brown rusted, neck too bowed, two knobs were missing, screws were very very rusted or missing...it was a mess. The hard case was in similar conditions.
    I took every single piece apart, cleaned everything, bought knobs, changed pots, adjusted neck, got all the pups' screws, a set of new double-ball strings, got lemmon oil for the fretboard, weld everything again, and took it to life and to stage again.
    Sound is great, and I am very happy for all the time and money invested, it was really woth it.

    Hope you can find some more information, if so, I'd be glad if you can share it with me.

    Last edited: Oct 31, 2017
  3. skybss


    Dec 29, 2010
    Hi, I'm back with more information:
    This model's name is "Space G2" and first appeared back in 1984, along with other Cort headless models.
    this is an extract of Cort's site:
    "1984 – Cort begins production of headless guitars with licensed designs from Ned Steinberger. With this contractual agreement with Steinberger, Cort had the exclusive license to manufacture headless design guitars for Cort’s own brand as well as OEM production for brands such as Kramer and Hohner. The Cort-branded headless guitar is often remembered as the defining image of Cort during this era."
    Well, yours is South Korean and a great little bass.
  4. acroce


    Sep 8, 2007
    Central Italy
    Cort and Hohner headless basses were very similar, and probably produced at the same plants. Cort basses were produced since 1984, Hohner B2's appeared in 1985.
    A minor detail: Cort basses had the text "Tuner licensed by Steinberger Sound" under the logo, while Hohner basses simply had "Licensed by Steinberger Sound", meaning that other design aspects along with the bridge/tuner assembly were licensed by Steinberger (at least the body shape and folding leg rest).
    Mamband Mark likes this.
  5. Yep, mid 80's Cort was the Steinberger Tuners. Still have and love it. (Had to have what Geddy was playing at the time and couldn't afford the original!) I swapped in EMG actives, and even painted it white just because!
  6. murmur70


    May 3, 2017
    My first bass was one of these in red!

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