The 1976 catalogue shows the first offerings: a two-pickup guitar, the StingRay 1, and the StingRay bass. Talkbass can get a bit strange if people criticise seemingly quite rightly a very big manufacturer - threads get closed - one wonders if they might be a contributing sponsor by any chance??!! The new body shape has a slightly thinner upper horn and a more symmetric bridge end profile. In the late 1990s, demand for cheaper versions of Music Man instruments had increased, and other companies had begun to exploit this market gap by producing replica instruments in various East-Asian countries. It's not a factory site, that's why you don't see every serial number listed. You can buy hats, shirts. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed.
Originally posted by Jimi D The secret is that there's no secret. As a result, earlier Basses could end up with a serial indicating a latter year. The birdseye neck is beautiful. The back of the headstock says made in California on the back, I haven't found anything on the body yet. Incorporating many of the same quality features described with the Sting Ray, the Sabre bass is meticulously crafted to provide exceptional tonal range and control. . As you see it is how I got it.
A redesigned guitar bearing the same name followed. Production of bodies and necks for both Music Man and were concurrent up to and including March 1981. Ernie Ball is the world's leading manufacturer of premium electric and acoustic guitar strings, bass strings, and guitar accessories. I'm looking to purchase this Pre-Ernie Ball Musicman Bass, but there are a few oddities with it, and I wanted to bounce these pics off somebody with more knowledge of these than I. This agreement continued until 2008.
It comes with all the case candy that it came with sealed. While highly innovative electronically, the guitar was not blessed cosmetically and met with little success. You just ask, and they answer. Which is the point of a forum like this where you don't have to toe manufacturer rules quite so strongly! If the player takes a little time to master the various controls. Good luck, let us know what you find out. For over 50 years, Ernie Ball Slinky electric guitar strings have been the favorite of musicians across the globe.
Thanks folks - much appreciated. The body is also chambered for added acoustic resonance. The numbering system is relatively linear - each guitar gets the next number as it comes off the line. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date. A graphite-neck StingRay Bass debuted in 1980. Any thoughts very much appreciated. This is a trans red hardtail guitar.
The only reason I've not listed it yet is that I wanted to do a little more research re the value now that I knew the year. This guitar feels and sounds amazing; there's nothing else like it. It was originally sold to Sam Ash Music in Forest Hills New York. Not all serial numbers are consecutive but I have a Stingray with a serial number 36xxx which was made in spring 1993, so I'm guessing yours will be just before then. I'd take a pic of your serial number and email it to Music Man to see if they can trace it down.
The production of amplifiers, which were manufactured at a separate factory, ceased. It even has the barcode sticker still on one of the back plates. To accurately date your Bass, the neck would have to be removed to observe the date stamps on both the neck heel and in the body pocket. I'd guess you should be able to get £650 to 750 for this bass. This results in a thin, bright sound. There are a lot of people who want to own Stingrays and a select group of individuals who hate them as well!! Music Man's remaining physical assets were sold on June 1, 1984.
Fender had been opposed to the idea. We also manufacture all of the gear you need to get started or complete your guitar rig: , , , , , , and more. You can buy more than just guitar strings. Take a look over at the bass forum. I have never played this guitar but it looks to have been played but still in excellent condition.