New Gear from Cort, Epiphone, De Gier, and Elrick

December 5, 2017

GB75JH 5-string

Cort’s new 21-fret 5-string boasts a swamp-ash body with a transparent finish and clear pickguard, maple neck, ergonomic neck joint, Hipshot Ultralite tuners, bass and treble controls with passive/active push-pull, steel Omega Bridge, and a new Tone Bass Humbucker paired with a VTB-ST single-coil pickup.

Street $900

Masterbilt De Luxe Classic 4-String

Besides having an ebony fingerboard, an imitation-tortoiseshell pickguard, Art Deco-inspired ƒ-holes, fingerboard inlays, and a solid spruce top, the 30.5"-scale Masterbilt De Luxe Classic flaunts traditional longitudinal bracing, as well as a 3-way toggle switch for the eSonic and Shadow NanoFlex HD pickup system, aimed at producing true acoustic tone when plugged in.

Street $1,000

Lowlander 4-string

Dutch luthier Sander de Gier’s reinterpretation of the classic Thunderbird template stays faithful to the original 34⅜" scale, and it also features a Spanish-cedar neck and body, reinforced headstock area and neck, Lollar T-bird pickups, Hipshot lightweight tuners, a custom bridge, and tapered body wings.

Direct $3,400

Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Fretless

Elrick Bass Guitars’ new Steve Lawson fretless signature bass has everything that made the fretted version a hit: 33" scale length, semi-hollow body with a “heel-less” design, custom Aero single-coils, 17mm string spacing, through-body stringing option (for standard-scale strings), push-button momentary/kill switch, and Macassar ebony fingerboard.

Direct $5,100

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