Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 4 H 40th Anniversary 2016 Chocolate Burst

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Founded in 1974, Music Man evolved out of a company named Tri-Sonix when Leo Fender joined the outfit as a partner and design consultant. Music Man began producing amplifiers and introduced its first guitars and basses in 1976. In 1984. the company was purchased by Ernie Ball and is now known as "Ernie Ball Music Man."

Introduced in 2016, the 40th Anniversary StingRay commemorates the bass's original debut in 1976. Dubbed "Old Smoothie," this anniversary model is based on the 26th StingRay prototype crafted by Leo Fender when conceiving the instrument

Years of production: 2016

Wood composition: alder body, select maple neck w/ walnut skunk stripe, select maple fretboard

Pickups: custom "Old Smoothie" humbucker with ten elongated Alnico pole pieces and split cover

Other design elements: active onboard two-band EQ, 21 low-profile narrow frets, classic mute bridge w/ "Old Smoothie" saddles, 7.5" neck radius, six-bolt neck attachment

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