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Good price for a Cort Curbow?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GrooveMonkey, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. I found a Cort Curbow 5-string used at a local shop and noodled with it a bit. Nice and light (luthite body with fake woodgrain finish wering off).

    Is $350 a good price for this? I'm looking for a cheap 5er and this has the best B string in the place.

    Anyone know what the fretboard is made of? Looks like ebony but it could be some space aged composite... :meh:
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Not so great of a price IMO. Local GCs get around $400 for brand new ones, if I remember correctly. MF is $422 with free shipping.

    As you describe this one, I'd say $250 tops due to the finish wear - it's only going to continue wearing off. These are nice basses IMO.

    The fretboard is Ebanol, I think - or something synthetic anyway.
  3. Thanks HD! I'll see if I can talk them down. It's like this but worn a bit:

  4. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Just a word of warning, if it has mighty mite electronics, stay away from it, the newer Bartolini equipped models are much better. I would also agree that that price is a bit excessive considering the condition you describe.

  5. Thanks!

    I'll see if it's equipped with Bartolini and try to haggle :)