Retrofret Stock # 4452. Vox Stinger IV Model Electric Bass Guitar (1968), made in Italy, serial # 396231, cherry finish, laminated maple body and neck, ebony fingerboard. The Stinger IV is a direct descendant of the Vox Wyman bass, with the same teardrop-shaped hollow body and very narrow neck. Bill Wyman's endorsement deal was relatively short-lived, by 1968 the bass no longer bore his name but Vox continued with the same basic design. The Stinger has the typical Vox appointments for that year; wider-cased metal covered pickups and a very large headstock with a VOX logo made of individual gold plastic letters. This model does not have the elaborate onboard transistorized effects introduced by Vox around 1968, but shares the same features and hardware as the instruments that do. These are some of the nicest Vox instruments in terms of build quality and fretwork, this is a fast-playing and good sounding if rather eccentrically styled bass from the company's later '60's line, a distinctive instrument by any standard!Overall length is 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 29 1/2 in. (749 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/16 in. (36 mm.). Very clean overall; some minor dings and chips and a light case of the standard Vox finish checking. Very strong color to the cherry finish,with little fade. One cleanly repaired crack in the ebony fingerboard around the 12th fret, again typical of these instruments. A very nice playing and sounding Vox Bass. Generally Excellent Condition.
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