Cort Unveils New Gene Simmons Punisher-2 Bass

Northbrook, IL  May 2011 – International guitar manufacturer, Cort Guitars announced the release of the new GS PUNISHER-2 bass.  The new model continues their relationship with the KISS band member and star of A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels reality television show.  The new bass will be available in retail stores worldwide this May and will include a GENE SIMMONS custom case.

The GS PUNISHER-2 features a bolt-on, 34” scale neck with a rosewood fingerboard and diamond shaped inlays.  The body is made of mahogany and features a black finish with custom GS PUNISHER-2 graphics to match the basses GENE SIMMONS plays on stage.  Each bass is equipped with two pickups, one volume control, one tone control and a three-way selector switch.

Features include:

  • Mahogany body
  • Maple, bolt-on, C shape neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with 15 ¾” radius (400mm)
  • 24 frets
  • White pearl diamond inlays
  • Fixed bridge with tail cover
  • Chrome hardware
  • Custom GS PUNISHER-2 graphics
  • GENE SIMMONS custom case

Bassist GENE SIMMONS is one of the original founding members of the rock band, KISS.  Over 36 years, he has released 37 albums and sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.  During his career, GENE SIMMONS has performed at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics and most recently, the 2009 American Idol Finale before 30 million viewers.  In addition to his career as a musician, GENE SIMMONS is a two time New York Times bestselling author, Los Angeles Times Best Seller, publisher, television/film/record producer, serial entrepreneur and star of the A&E reality television show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
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MSRP $799.00 USD

And check out this terribly cool review of the Punisher-2
About Cort Guitars
For over 50 years, Cort has built the finest guitars and basses, representing quality and value that is unparalleled in our industry.  Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by utilizing cutting edge designs, hand selected materials and state of the art technology.  Each Cort employee approaches his or her job with a sense of pride allowing us to work as one extended family working towards one common goal: to endeavor to bring customers the finest quality instruments possible.

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