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Sterling by Music Man StingRay SR50 Electric Guitar

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The StingRay SR50 harkens back to the first, original Leo Fender Music Man guitar design, now reimagined and updated by the Ernie Ball Music Man design team. It features 2 creamy Ernie Ball Music Man spec humbuckers, Vintage Tremolo, and an oversized 4 + 2 headstock with locking tuning machines. Case sold separately

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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$499.99
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Overview

The StingRay SR50 harkens back to the first, original Leo Fender Music Man guitar design, now reimagined and updated by the Ernie Ball Music Man design team. It features 2 creamy Ernie Ball Music Man spec humbuckers, Vintage Tremolo, and an oversized 4 + 2 headstock with locking tuning machines. Case sold separately

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: African Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.656" (42mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Ernie Ball spec
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Ernie Ball spec
  • Brand: Music Man
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body shape
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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Sterling by Music ManStingRay SR50 Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

KILLER AXE

By diegamos

from Westlake Village, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compensated Nut
  • Cool Off-Set Body
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Interlocking Tuners

Cons

  • Kinda Heavy
  • Knobs Weren't Perfectly Placed

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rhythm Guitar (Beefy pickups)
  • Rock Concerts
  • Solos (VERY comfortable neck & action)

Comments about Sterling by Music Man StingRay SR50 Electric Guitar:

Where to begin with this guitar, well just a quick history lesson that you'll like. This guitar was actually designed by Leo Fender himself, when he sold Fender to CBS back in '65 he worked for Music Man (which would later be bought by Ernie Ball, hence "Ernie Ball Music Man"). Sterling is to MusicMan as Squier is to Fender. Although, this Sterling Stingray is a very high quality instrument not be overlooked.

I highly recommend you play one in a shop, you'll be thoroughly impressed with the pristine set up and the solid craftsmenship. The action will almost always be perfect because Music Man sets them up before they're sent to stores all around. The neck isn't anything I've ever played, I didn't want to put it down because of how comfortable it felt.

The electronics are good, beefy and hot. They're almost like P90s because they sound good both clean and in distortion. But they're not anywhere close to being bright and chimey like single coils. This will push the amp a little more than normal so this beast will always have a light growl the harder you play it. I like the pickups but if I ever did professional recording I would probably change them out for a little higher quality ones for a clearer sound, but for live they sound amazing.

Tremolo arm is a little stiff but the bridge has a handle that makes it easier to get that vibrato without the arm, it's kinda more fun actually.

Overall, this guitar is worth every penny, if you're looking for a strat like guitar that's equipped for heavy distortion, gain, overdrive, and easy soloing this is the guitar for you. I only gave it 4 stars because some people might not like the pickups and will want to change them out, also it's kinda on the heavier side, mine is about 14lbs or so.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By Caitriona

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sterling by Music Man StingRay SR50 Electric Guitar:

It is a beautiful guitar and got here in great condition.

 
5.0

riffing machine

By theriffking

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • a little heavy

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Sterling by Music Man StingRay SR50 Electric Guitar:

Metal, pop-punk, rock, blues, pop, hardcore, and everything else you can think of. This guitar riffs.

 
5.0

Great guitar, love it

By Jim T

from Cortland, NY

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Syracuse GC has terrible customer service

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Sterling by Music Man StingRay SR50 Electric Guitar:

Nothing bad to say about this guitar, love how it plays and sounds. 10 out of 10,

(0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Loved the guitar hated the service

By Greenbean

from Buffalo

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Guitar center service

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Sterling by Music Man StingRay SR50 Electric Guitar:

Loved the guitar
Sad to say guitar center store not so much

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