A classic guitar reborn, the Music Man Stingray is the perfect marriage of old-world styling and modern design, paying homage to the vintage styling and cosmetic appeal of original Music Man models. Updated vintage spec electronics, super smooth vintage tremolo system, and an African mahogany body are welcome refinements on this modern rendition. F... Click To Read More About This Product
A classic guitar reborn, the Music Man Stingray is the perfect marriage of old-world styling and modern design, paying homage to the vintage styling and cosmetic appeal of original Music Man models. Updated vintage spec electronics, super smooth vintage tremolo system, and an African mahogany body are welcome refinements on this modern rendition. Flawless craftsmanship, unmatched sound quality and timeless style set this guitar apart from the competition.
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Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Trem Electric Guitar:
The EBMM Stingray is a blast from the past. The original Stingray first hit the market in the mid '70's and has been revived for 2016. There's nothing revolutionary about the design, except that it has modern touches to make it more appealing to today's guitar player.
I found my Vintage Tobacco Stingray in my local Guitar Center and was actually able to try it before I bought it.
First of all it's a Music Man, so you know you're getting a high quality guitar. Fit and finish are excellent. The combination of African Mahogany body and EBMM custom wound humbuckers produce a warm tone. The pickups are not your typical high output PAF, but they're not real subtle, either. Note articulation is there as are harmonics. The neck pickup is really good for blues or jazz, and the bridge humbucker can get you into Les Paul territory. The middle position is fantastic for funky stuff, Jimmy Page type riffing, and clean playing. I'm not in any rush to replace them, that's for sure.
The neck is buttery with its 10" radius fretboard - not too flat or too round. It's perfect for all genres. The asymmetric neck carve is a bonus, which really aides in upper fret access. Factory setup is pretty good. It comes stock with .10 - .46 gauge strings, though I have a preference for .09 - .042 on a 25.5" scale length. The 10's are cool, but those Pink Floyd 2-step blues bends take a little extra effort. The tremelo seems a bit stiff, which is not doubt because an extra spring has been added to accommodate the larger gauge strings. One of the things I love about EBMM guitars is they're easy to set up. A change in strings to 9's is easy.
I love the somewhat retro feel and look of the guitar. The head stock is a bit different than the rest of their 6-string guitars, but in a cool way. The chrome accents are a nice touch, as well. This is my 6th EBMM guitar because the quality is always exceptional. Grab one while you can!