Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Guitar - Vintage Tobacco

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Tobacco
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A Functional Blend of Vintage Guitar Designs

The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay solidbody electric guitar merges classic styling from the past with modern touches. This instrument delivers the fat sound of a humbucker-equipped mahogany body, while offering the feel of a vintage bolt-on design. Modern features like a compensated string nut and Music Man's truss rod wheel adjustment give the StingRay guitar the tuning stability you require. And a pair of Ernie Ball Music Man humbuckers in the StingRay guitar are custom voiced, low-output, vintage-spec designs for warm, smoky tones.

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Classic design
  • Modern appointments
  • Custom humbucking pickups
Classic design

The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay guitar will be immediately familiar for lovers of the original StingRay guitars of the 1970s. Their offset body and 25.5" scale-length, bolt-on neck will also be welcome for players who enjoy the snap and attack of this style of construction. The mahogany body mates with two humbucking pickups to deliver a fat, midrange-focused sound. And the tremolo features vintage-style bent steel saddles for extra vibe.

Modern appointments

The StingRay guitar's asymmetrical neck carve is designed around the contour of your hand. It's full and round at the lower strings, which is comfortable for full chording and thins out behind the higher strings for fast and fluid single-note playing. The set of Schaller M6-IND locking tuners keeps you in tune, even under heavy tremolo use. And the compensated string nut ensures intonation accuracy across the whole length of the fretboard.

Custom humbucking pickups

The two humbucking pickups are custom designed by Ernie Ball Music Man to complement the StingRay guitar's warm mahogany body and snappy bolt-on maple neck. Their lower output dishes out full-range tone while maintaining plenty of clarity in the high-end frequencies. Their Alnico V magnets enhance the body and cut of the guitar's sonic signature. And vintage-correct plain enamel wiring used for winding these pickups maintains the clear, open sound that great old humbuckers are known for.

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A modern guitar that blends elements of popular vintage designs
  • Schaller locking tuners maintain tuning stability
  • Vintage-style tremolo stays in tune and sounds great
  • 2 custom humbuckers carry a vintage voice
  • 25.5" scale, bolt-on neck feels familiar and adds snap
  • An asymmetrical neck carve is ideal for chording and single-note playing
  • Compensated nut maintains perfect intonation
  • Music Man's famous truss rod adjustment wheel
The StingRay guitar melds past and present into an incredible instrument.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape StingRay
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Color Vintage Tobacco
Neck Material Select Maple, natural aged yellow finish
Neck Shape Asymmetrical neck profile
Radius 10"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White face dot inlays
Number of Frets 22, high profile medium width, stainless steel
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.625"
Nut Material White Melamine
Bridge/Tailpiece Music Man modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
Tuners Schaller M6-IND locking
Neck Pickup Music Man custom wound humbucker with chrome cover
Bridge Pickup Music Man custom wound humbucker with chrome cover
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way toggle switch
Strings RPS 10 Slinkys #2240 10-46
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 825-AA-20-03

Customer Reviews

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Musicman Stingray Guitar

I've had the tobacco burst guitar for about a month now. The craftsmanship is spot on, I cannot find a production flaw. The playability exceeded my expectations. The neck is comfortable, smooth and fits my hand easily. The offset body style is a dream. I've been playing for over 40 years and having a lighter weighted, dual humbucker guitar that won't break the bank is just pure awesome! They are usually back ordered but it's worth the wait. I have owned a great many guitars throughout the years, ranging from custom high end pieces to barroom brawlers. I have zero issues recommending this guitar to anyone.
Music background: Hobbyist

Ernie Ball Stingray

This review is about 4 months overdue but it is post honeymoon so that's a good thing. First...the bad, Not much at all, very minor dislikes. Not crazy about the chrome control plate as I would have much rather had an extension of the tort pickguard lookswise. Would also rather have had the 3 way toggle switch somewhere in the pickguard/control plate area. All in all they're very minor niggles. Now the good...where do I start? Ok, the neck! Just perfect for me...fits like a glove. A bit flatter than a modern Fender but not too much making both chords and riffs/solos easy. The assymetrical carve is fantastic filling out your thumb webbing area on the bass side while the thinner treble side really puts your finger in a good position to fly. Action is great...nice and low but no buzzing but still easy bending. And speaking of bending, the stainless steel frets feel incredible when gritchy resistance. Ah, the tone! Exactly what I'm looking for in a humbucker guitar. I play through a Budda SD18 and the Stingray is a perfect match giving me a fat, gutsy tone that also cuts really well. It's almost like the bolt on 25 1/2 scale neck doesn't push the tone towards a just does a great job clarifying your tone by adding and removing exactly the right frequencies.Outstanding! One more thing. The tone stays very consistent when the volume is dialed doesn't get dull OR thin out. The tone control has a very nice taper as well. Let's see...what else? The trem is great too and I'm a hardtail guy so I don't use it a ton BUT it is very smooth and returns to pitch really, really well. It comes decked which is great for me as I do a lot of oblique bends and overbends w/o any wavering and you can play on if you happen to break a string. Fit and finish are excellent, no flaws. The Stingray is not a featherweight like my PRS Mira but not a back breaker like my Les Paul either. Very comfortable to sling for a long gig. I own this, the LP and PRS just mentioned, a nice Tele, a Strat, and 2 Reverends and the Stingray is my favorite especially for gigging. Have to mention Sweetwater also. I had a tremendous experience dealing with them! I was not satisfied with a guitar I bought just prior to the Stingray (not their fault). I should have bought the Stingray instead and told them that and they were very eager to make sure I was a satisfied customer. They exchanged the first guitar for the Stingray with no fuss or attitude whatsoever. A big thank you to Mike Morgan! .
Music background: I play mostly original blues influenced, sometimes heavy, sometimes jazzy rock. Influences are; Cream period Clapton, Robin Trower, Santana,Scott Henderson
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