Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 Bass

Three and a half decades ago, the Music Man Stingray 5 made its debut. Now, Ernie Ball Music Man is celebrating with the 35th Anniversary StingRay 5.

“Since its introduction in 1987, the StingRay 5 has been heralded as one of the most innovative bass designs, used over the years by some of the world’s most iconic bassists including Flea, Tony Levin, John Myung, and Phoenix of Linkin Park,” the company states.

EBMM will build the special run of instruments with an ash body, spalted top, and a thin veneer of figured maple for accent. Its roasted, figured maple neck has an ebony fretboard with copper pearlescent block inlays. Other features include black hardware, a 3-band EQ, and a signed certificate of authenticity.

The Ernie Ball Music Man 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 will be available in August. A price point has not been released.

Ernie Ball Music Man 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 Bass Specs:

Neck:Roasted Maple
Inlays:Copper Pearlescent Block
Electronics:18-volt 3-band EQ
Finish:Spalted Sunburst
Other:Certificate of Authenticity

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