Sterling by Music Man

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Modeled after one of the most iconic bass guitars in history, the Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray34 is an essential addition to any player’s collection. Now available at Guitar Center, this 4-string bass features the classic StingRay design with modern upgrades and an exotic look, all at a price that’s attainable for players at any level. Its solid, roadworthy body features the modern contoured StingRay design players have come to know and love, which also makes it supremely comfortable to play. Its roasted maple neck and rosewood fingerboard add to the super-smooth playing experience. And for that big and bold tone, the Ray34 is loaded with a single Sterling by Music Man-designed alnico humbucking pickup with a 3-band active preamp, so you can dial in that classic StingRay sound. Giving it an exotic look, this StingRay Ray34 features a poplar burl top with a transparent pickguard, making it a standout in any collection. It comes with a deluxe Sterling by Music Man gig bag so you’re ready to roll wherever the music takes you. Pick up and play a StingRay Ray34 and you may never put it down.

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray34 Main Features

  • 34" roasted maple neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with 9.5" radius
  • Sterling by Music Man-designed alnico humbucker, 3-band active preamp
  • Nyatoh modern contoured body with a poplar burl top
  • Sterling by Music Man-designed bridge, open-gear tuners

Maple Neck and Rosewood Fretboard for Smooth Playing

The StingRay Ray34 starts with a great neck design that’ll have you picking this bass up again and again. With a roasted maple neck and rosewood fretboard, you get the perfect balance of comfort and speed for a smooth playing experience. In addition, the 6-bolt attachment delivers all the stability you need to maintain hours of playing time.

Big, Bold Legendary Sound

The StingRay was built to deliver one of the most iconic bass sounds in history. With the StingRay Ray34, that sound is at your fingertips. It’s loaded with a single Sterling by Music Man-designed alnico humbucking pickup that packs a punch. With a 3-band active preamp, you can dial in that iconic StingRay tone. Whether you’re looking for a thunderous low-end growl or bright and punchy highs, the StingRay Ray34 delivers.

Classic StingRay Design

Designed after the classic Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay, the Ray34 maintains that legendary design with a variety of modern appointments. Its modern contoured nyatoh body makes it hip-friendly, furthering the comfortable playability of this 4-string StingRay bass guitar. It features a poplar burl top for a new, exotic look. It’s also got the same rock-solid, road-ready construction as the Ernie Ball Music Man version, making it a bass you can depend on for any musical situation.

Sterling by Music Man-Designed Hardware

Taking after the original StingRay, the Ray34 features a Sterling by Music Man-designed bridge. The massive hardened steel bridge enhances sustain, so you can really hear those bass lines ring. Additionally, you’re guaranteed to always stay in tune with easy-to-reach open-gear paddle tuners. You’ll never miss a bass line with the Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray34.

Add an Icon to Your Collection

The StingRay has been a mainstay for bassists since Ernie Ball Music Man released its first design more than 40 years ago. The Sterling by Music Man Ray34 opens the door for more players to experience the iconic StingRay sound. From the Music Man humbucker all the way down to the classic oval-shaped transparent pickguard, the Ray34 is a classic StingRay through and through, but available at a price that’ll make it possible for anyone to take home the StingRay sound.

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  • Roasted maple neck with 21 medium frets
  • Modern contours
  • H-1 AlNiCo humbucker pickup
  • Open gear tuners
  • Gig bag included

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel (Metallic), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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  • Wood: Roasted Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Bridge: Sterling by Music Man Alnico Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master Volume
  • Special electronics: 3-band EQ
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Nyatoh
  • Top wood: Poplar Burl
  • Hardware
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Sterling by Music Man Designed
  • Tuning machines: Open-gear
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 4-string
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
  • Orientation: Right Handed

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