Summary: The Stringray bass was introduced in 1976 and has since become Music Man's most iconic instrument. As a result of a 10 year non-compete clause signed by Leo Fender when he sold Fender to CBS in 1965, Fender did not start building new instruments in ernest until the mid-'70s. The Stringray is an absolutely central example of Fender's initial reemergence, and features a hard maple fingerboard as well as innovative active electronics. Leo Fender parted ways with Music Man by 1979 which makes the earliest Stringrays the most highly prized.
Body: Solid body with a vintage sunburst finish.
Neck: Birdseye maple neck with a skunk stripe going down the middle of the back. This instrument has open gear Music Man tuning keys and a 3 bolt neck. This instrument has a 34 inch scale length and features the strings going through the body. The nut width on this bass guitar is 1 11/16”. The frets
Pickups/Hardware: Single humbucker with early onboard battery-powered active preamp
Cosmetics: This instrument shows normal wear consistent with a well-played & well-loved instrument from the 1970’s. There is some paint chipping around the neck pocket and around the edges of the body of this bass guitar. There is buckle rash on the back & one large ding that actually shows down to the wood on the back. This instrument looks awesome and the dings only add character to this classic bass guitar.
Playability: This bass plays great – there is no buzzing or dead spots – the frets are in great shape and the tone of this instrument is huge.
Weight: 10 lbs, 5 oz.
Case: Original hard shell case
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