1978 Music Man Stingray Bass
1978 Music Man Stingray Bass

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A VERY impressive instrument this. One of the earliest Music Man Stingray basses to come into the country. The pickup cover is black, rather than the earlier white and the knobs are the later ‘Tele’ style. This is all-original and owned from new, selected direct from the distributor’s original imported stock, so it has never hit the streets. Music Man was Leo Fender’s post-Fender venture and the Stingray bass its finest creation. The characteristics are familiar, although the humbucking pickup and active electrics were new innovations at the time, as was the 3+1 tuner layout. Is it a Fender? Yes, in it’s DNA, but not as Fender were making in 1978 under CBS ownership.

  • Original natural finish
  • Maple bolt-on neck
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 frets and black dot markers
  • Scale length 34”
  • Original tuners
  • Original chrome hardware
  • Original plain black scratchplate with chrome control plate
  • Original single humbucking pickup
  • Original active electronics, pots, knobs and jack socket
  • Original bridge assembly
  • Vintage harshell case (one-off custom made by the importer for this bass)
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