FS Cort A5 Artisan 5 string, neck through, active bartolini, hard case $415 (dropped from $450) paypald and Shipped CONUS For sale is my Cort A5 5 string bass. This is a MIK Korean made model. It plays great and has no flaws. It has essentially unplayed strings on it. I dont recall exactly (I put them on) but they are almost certainly DR Hi-Beams as that is all I buy, but there is a chance is has some sort of Diaddario on it as I know I had some laying around at one point and cant find them now. Anyway, I bought this bass used used as my back up bass and never played it. Im moving to 35 scale for a while to see how things go, and Im selling this one. If you buy this bass, you will be able to tune it up and play out right out of the case. It is all set up, clean, frets shiny and polished ready to go. Nut width is 45mm (as measured by me). Neck is medium thin C. Neck thickness at the 1st fret is about 19.8 mm. Bridge spacing is 16.5 mm (as measured by me). Weighed on a Pelouze model 4010 scale gives 8.8 lbs (not 8 lbs 8 oz, but 8.8 lbs). Scale is 34 in. Overall, the design of these basses is very comfortable to play seated or standing. This bass is in excellent shape. The frets are almost perfect. The frets have a fairly recent polish. However, this is not a NOS bass. I would rate it as very good to excellent condition, but it is not mint. This bass has been played. You can see a little bit of shine on the pickups from play. There is some very slight buckle worming on the back. It is very slight and didnt photograph well I marked it with a circle. There is some scuffing around the output jack. There is some minor scuffing around the perimeter in some places. I have photographed it very carefully. You can see it in the photos and you can tell that it is very slight. The bass has the Bartolini MK1 pickups in it and the Cort or Bartolini preamp. It is 9 volt. If I understand this all correctly, the MK1s are Korean (?) made licensed pickups. I had the US version of the MK1s installed (MK5 CBC or something?) and the US Bartolini Preamp that had the same 5 knob 1 toggle setup installed. The bass has been returned to stock with the MK1s and original preamp re-installed. The US pickups had extra screws. So, if you take the pickups out, you can see the extra screw holes. These show in the pictures. On the downside, you have some extra holes under your pickups. On the upside, the upgrade to the US ones is easier. The bass comes with a hard shell case shown in the photos. It is a road runner case. It has some nicks and dings as pictured but is in good shape overall. The lid on the accessory box doesnt sit on the shelf it falls in. A link to photobucket photos. http://s1238.photobucket.com/user/bcsride/library/CortA5?sort=3&page=1 All photos were taken by me and are recent. The photos accurately reflect the condition of the bass. Im very happy to answer any questions, talk on the phone, etc. Just pm me and let me know.