Musicman Stingray 5 Bass – $1125
Musicman Stingray 5 Bass
RARE MUSICMAN STINGRAY 5 BASS
I love this bass, and I hate to part with it, but I need the money more right now. It’s a 2001 Stingray 5, serial number E27486. Here’s the dirt from the EBMM site: http://www.music-man.com/instruments/basses/stingray-5.html
I am the second owner, and though the first owner nicked the finish in a few spots on the back of the body, I’ve taken great care of it for the last 7 years. What’s not rare about it is the color, which is called Honey Burst. What is rare, though, is the matching headstock and black pickguard. A thorough search of the EBMM forums, ebay, and CL has turned up only one other bass like this – in Hong Kong I think. The closest I could find on GC.com is Black Cherry Burst for $1785 at guitar center: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Music-Man-StingRay-5-5-String-Bass-Guitar-515556-i1148778.gc, but well, you be the judge. You could probably get this exact same setup as custom if you wanted to pay more than $1785, but they sell the Honeyburst now with a white pickguard and no matching headstock. I’m not a fan. Includes SKB hardshell case.