The true workhorse of our celebrated Artisan Series, the Artisan C4 Plus receives some significant feature upgrades that will satisfy long-time fans and new players alike, including the familiar rounder body shape that was only found in our premium Artisan A models, a brand new MetalCraft M bridge with versatile string loading system, and a gorgeous looking Ovangkol top in antique brown burst color for that natural classy vintage look. Ovangkol Top with Maple Center on Mahogany Body The luxurious aesthetics of Ovangkol consisting of cinnamon-brown with darker streaks of color is hard to resist. Known as a great overall tone wood, Ovangkol shares similar tone characteristics as Rosewood and Bubinga with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite bright sounding, but the strategically placed maple in the center makes up for the missing highs. The combination of Ovangkol and Maple top, together with warmer sounding Mahogany body provides a perfect mixture of balanced tone. Bartolini' MK-1 Pickups The trademark Bartolini, sound is preserved in the MK-1 while providing outstanding sound quality and value. The MK-1 delivers plenty of punchy and warm mids along with transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound. Markbass MB-1 Preamp The Markbass MB-1 preamp provides a very natural and transparent boost that does not color the organic nature or resonance of the instrument's woods. The combination of crystal clarity and natural warmth exudes a passive feel with smooth lows, full-bodied mids, and bell-like highs.